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S.1417: Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Kay Hagan, D-N.C.
Total Cosponsors 17 (10 Democrats, 7 Republicans)
Introduced Aug. 1, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 7, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on December 19, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Public Health Service Act to extend through FY2018 a grant program for newborn and child screening programs for heritable disorders. Includes the improvement of the timely collection, delivery, and receipts, and screening of specimens, and the timely diagnosis of heritable disorders in newborns as a permissible use of grant funds.

(Sec. 3) Extends through FY2018 a demonstration program to evaluate the effectiveness of screening, follow-up, counseling or health care services in reducing the morbidity and mortality caused by heritable disorders in newborn and children. Permits the program to also evaluate and assess: (1) methods to improve quality in the diagnosis, treatment, and disease management of heritable disorders based on gaps in service...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 7, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Jan. 31, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Jan. 31, 2014 Received in the House.
Jan. 30, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Jan. 29, 2014 Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S605-607; text as passed Senate: CR S605-607)
Dec. 19, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 282.
Dec. 19, 2013 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Dec. 18, 2013 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Aug. 1, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.