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    Newborn Screening Unit
    PO Box 149347, MC-1918
    Austin, Texas 78714-9347

    Phone: 512-776-3957
    Fax: 512-776-7450
    Toll-free: 800-252-8023, ext. 3957


Newborn Screening Advisory Committee Business

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Newborn Screening Advisory Committee members are appointed by the commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services. The committee is required to meet at least three times each year. 


The Newborn Screening Advisory Committee bylaws govern the proceedings of the committee. 

Meeting Schedule

Meetings (Recent)
Date Agenda & Minutes    Meeting Handouts
July 30, 2020  
April 24, 2020  
January 31, 2020  
October 11, 2019   
July 12, 2019
Webcast -12Jul2019 
Agenda -12Jul2019 
April 29, 2019 

Webcast -29Apr2019 

Agenda -29Apr2019 
January 23, 2019 

Webcast -23Jan2019 

Agenda -23Jan2019 
October 19, 2018 
Webcast -19Oct2018 
Agenda -19Oct2018 
Minutes -19Oct2018 
Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Subcomittee Report 

CCHD Subcommittee Sept 2018 Minutes 
Newborn Hearing Screening in NICU Subcommittee Minutes 

August 24, 2018
Webcast -24Aug2018 

Agenda -24Aug2018 
Minutes -24Aug2018

Rider 37 Subcommittee Meeting Minutes 
Letter to Dr. Hellerstadt about Rider 37
July 16, 2018 
Webcast -16Jul2018 

Agenda -16Jul2018 
Minutes -16Jul2018

Newborn Hearing Screening & NICU: Slides #1 · Slides #2
CCHD Subcommittee Minutes  ·  CCHD Slides #1  ·  CCHD Slides #2
NBS Parent Refusals  ·  X-ALD Implementation Update 
Rider 37 Update  ·  Letters: New Conditions Funding · Hellerstedt Reply

February 16, 2018 
Webcast -16Feb2018  
Agenda -16Feb2018 
Minutes -16Feb2018 
Bylaws (proposed)  ·  Fee Increase Data 
Rider 37 Update  ·  Electronic Ordering & Reporting 
Parental Refusal Form  ·  CCHD Subcommittee Report 
October 27, 2017 
Webcast -27Oct2017    
Agenda -27Oct2018 
Minutes -27Oct2018 

Newborn Screening Overview  ·  Fee Increase Impact  
Spinal Muscular Atrophy  ·  Refusal Form Draft  
Refusal Form Legal Draft  ·  Critical Congenital Heart Disease 

Meetings have been webcast and recorded since October 2017. Previous meetings were not webcast.
*Future meeting dates are subject to change. Join our email list to be notified of future meetings. 

Meetings (Previous)
Date Agenda Minutes
August 11, 2017 Agenda -11Aug2017 Minutes -11Aug2017 
February 24, 2017 Agenda -24Feb2017 Minutes -24Feb2017 
October 14,2016 Agenda -14Oct2016 Minutes -14Oct2016 
June 17, 2016  Agenda -17Jun2016  Minutes -17Jun2016 
February 18, 2016 Agenda -18Feb2016 Minutes -18Feb2016 
October 9, 2015 Agenda -09Oct2015 Minutes -09Oct2015
June 18, 2015 Agenda -18Jun2015 Minutes -18Jun2015
February 27, 2015 Agenda -27Feb2015 Minutes -27Feb2015
October 2, 2014 Agenda -02Oct2014 Minutes -02Oct2014
June 20, 2014 Agenda -20Jun2014 Minutes -20Jun2014
March 6, 2014 Agenda -06Mar2014 Minutes -06Mar2014
December 20, 2013 Agenda -20Dec2013 Minutes -20Dec2013
October 25, 2013 Agenda -25Oct2013 Minutes -25Oct2013
April 26, 2013 Agenda -26Apr2013 Minutes -26Apr2013
November 2, 2012 Agenda -02Nov2012 Minutes -02Nov2012
April 30, 2012 Agenda -30Apr2012 Minutes -30Apr2012
December 19, 2011 Agenda -19Dec2011 Minutes -19Dec2011
May 20, 2011 Agenda -20May2011 Minutes -20May2011

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Contact Us

For more information, email Aimee.Millangue@dshs.texas.gov or call 512-776-3386. 

Last updated August 13, 2019