Newborn Screening Contingency Plan (CONPLAN)
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Newborn Screening Contingency Plan (CONPLAN)

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      On April 24, 2008, The Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2008 became public law (H.R. 3825; Report No. 110-570)).

      This law directs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in consultation with HRSA and the State Departments of Health (or related agencies), to develop a national newborn screening contingency plan for use by a state, region, or consortia of states in the event of a public health emergency. This plan was required to be developed within 180 days of enactment of the legislation, by October 21, 2008.

      Contingency planning for an emergency helps to ensure the availability of critical resources, the continuity of operations and sets standards for entities participating in the activation of the plan. Adhering to the established standards and maintaining continuity of testing and follow-up, play critical roles in the screening, diagnosis, referral, and treatment of disorders identified in newborn screening, especially during a public health emergency.


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