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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5525

 

January Session, 2015

 

LCO No. 1050

 

*01050*

Referred to Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. RYAN, 139th Dist.

REP. BUMGARDNER, 41st Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING CYTOMEGALOVIRUS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That title 19a of the general statutes be amended to require (1) a screening test for cytomegalovirus be administered to newborn infants who fail a hearing test on and after January 1, 2015, (2) the Department of Public Health to provide information to parents of such newborn infants concerning birth defects associated with cytomegalovirus and treatment options for the disease, and (3) the Commissioner of Public Health to establish a public education program concerning cytomegalovirus.

Statement of Purpose:

To require newborn screening tests for cytomegalovirus and establish a public education program for cytomegalovirus.