Newborn Screening Advisory Committee
The 81st Texas Legislature passed House Bill (HB) 1795 to create the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee in 2009. HB1795 is also known as “Greyson’s Law,” in memory of Greyson Morris. In 2013, the 83rd Legislature passed House Bill 740 to amend Texas Health & Safety Code §33.017 and establish the minimum number of committee members.
The Newborn Screening Advisory Committee advises the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on strategic planning, policy, rules, and services related to newborn screening. The committee also recommends additional newborn screening tests. The DSHS commissioner appoints members of the committee.
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Next Public Meeting
Date: Friday, July 28, 2023
Time: To be announced
Location: Robert D. Moreton Building - M-100, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756
Future meeting dates and related information are subject to change.
Archived videos of meeting webcasts are available for viewing for approximately two years from the date the meeting was posted on the website and based on the DSHS records retention schedule.
Handouts and Presentations
|March 24, 2023||Agenda (PDF)||Webcast Recording|
|October 24, 2022||Agenda (PDF)||Webcast Recording|
|July 8, 2022||Agenda (PDF)||Webcast Recording|
|April 29, 2022||Agenda (PDF)||Approved Minutes (PDF)||Webcast Recording|
|October 8, 2021||Agenda (PDF)||Approved Minutes (PDF)||Webcast Recording|
|July 23, 2021||Agenda (PDF)||Approved Minutes (PDF)||Webcast Recording|
|April 16, 2021||Agenda (PDF)||Approved Minutes (PDF)||Webcast Recording|
|January 22, 2021||Agenda (PDF)||Approved Minutes (PDF)||Webcast Recording|
Learn More About the Committee and Activities
- About Us - Newborn Screening Program
- Saving Babies with Texas Newborn Screening
- Newborn Screening Testing: For Your Baby's Health
- Screened Disorders
- Newborn Screening Educational Materials
- Newborn Screening Program Frequently Asked Questions
- Sickle Cell Advisory Committee
- Sickle Cell Task Force
- Clinical Care Coordination Consultants
- Newborn Screening Benefits Program