senate Bill S2327

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Adds G6PD deficiency to the list of testing for neonatal screenings

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to health
Feb 18, 2009 referred to health

S2327 - Bill Details

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S2327 - Bill Texts

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


To provide life saving information for parents of newborn children.


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.


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.


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).


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.

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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