senate Bill S2327

Adds G6PD deficiency to the list of testing for neonatal screenings

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 18 / Feb / 2009
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6559
Versions:
S2327
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S2327

TITLE OF BILL :

An act to amend the public health law, in relation to neonatal testing
for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD deficiency)


PURPOSE :

To provide life saving information for parents of newborn children.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :

This bill would amend subdivision (a) of the Public Health Law,

ยง2500-a to add glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency to
the list of conditions for which newborn infants must be tested by
hospitals or other institutions caring for infants less than 28 days
of age.

JUSTIFICATION :

G6PD deficiency can be a life threatening condition if not carefully
managed. This common human enzyme deficiency afflicts an estimated 400
million people worldwide. The lack of this enzyme can cause anemia and
other adverse symptoms. The severity of the pathologies associated
with this deficiency has prompted a great deal of research and new
treatment techniques are being developed. Early detection of G6PD
deficiency would promote early intervention to avoid potentially
serious risks through educational and social programs including a
regimen of special diet.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :

S.1145/A.6568 of 2007-08 (3rd Reading 2008); S.1214/A.2358 in 2005-06
(Reported to Senate Rules 2006); S.6551/A.9905 in 2004 (Reported to
Senate Rules Committee).

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :

Undetermined. However, such cost should be minimal in comparison to
the costs associated with medical care necessary to treat those in
whom the disease has caused pathologies because they have been unaware
of this enzyme deficiency.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
180th day following enactment; provided that the promulgation of rules
or regulations needed for implementation could be enacted prior to
such date.
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