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A10129 Summary:

BILL NOA10129
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORRosenthal L
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §2500-a, Pub Health L
 
Requires cytomegalovirus screening for every newborn by administration of a urine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.
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A10129 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A10129
 
SPONSOR: Rosenthal L
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend public health law, in relation to requiring cytomegalo- virus screening for every newborn   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require universal screenings of newborns for cytomegalovirus.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends paragraph (h) of subdivision 1 of section 2500-a of the public health law. Section two establishes the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Chapter 307 of the laws of 2018 requires that all newborns who fail their initial hearing screening be tested for cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common congenital viral infection and the leading non-genetic cause of deafness in children. While most CMV infections do not cause harm to adults and those infected may not show any signs or symptoms, the effects have the potential to be devastating to a newborn. There are 20,000 to 40,000 infants born with CMV and nationwide roughly 400 chil- dren die from CMV annually. Despite many infants appearing asymptomatic at birth, at least 20 percent of those with CMV will have permanent disabilities, such as hearing loss, microcephaly, intellectual deficits and vision abnormalities. Failure of an initial hearing screening after birth is often an indica- tor of a CMV infection, however, it does not identify all newborns carrying the infection. By testing all newborns for CMV, regardless of the outcome of a hearing screening, we can quickly link them to treat- ments designed to improve hearing and developmental outcomes.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A10129 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          10129
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     April 29, 2022
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Health
 
        AN ACT to amend public health law, in relation to requiring  cytomegalo-
          virus screening for every newborn
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (h) of subdivision 1 of  section  2500-a  of  the
     2  public  health  law,  as  amended by chapter 730 of the laws of 2021, is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    (h) [With regard to any  newborn  infant  who  is  identified  as,  or
     5  suspected  of,  having  a  hearing impairment as a result of a screening
     6  conducted pursuant to section  twenty-five  hundred-g  of  this  title,]
     7  Cytomegalovirus  using a urine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test [for
     8  cytomegalovirus, unless the  parent  of  the  infant  objects  thereto];
     9  provided that if the commissioner determines that another test for cyto-
    10  megalovirus  is  diagnostically  equivalent  to or better than the urine
    11  polymerase chain reaction test,  the  commissioner  may,  by  regulation
    12  under this section, allow or require the use of that other test.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    14  it  shall  have  become a law; provided, however, that if chapter 730 of
    15  the laws of 2021 shall not have taken effect on or before such date then
    16  section one of this act shall take effect on the same date  and  in  the
    17  same  manner as such chapter of the laws of 2021 takes effect. Effective
    18  immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or  regu-
    19  lation  necessary  for  the  implementation of this act on its effective
    20  date are authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective
    21  date.
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD15316-01-2
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