Human Services Committee to Consider Newborn Screening Bills
WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a voting meeting to consider three pieces of legislation dealing with newborn screenings. House Bill 1334, sponsored by DiGirolamo, would establish the Newborn Screening Program; House Bill 1654, sponsored by Democrat chairman, Rep. Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia), would add Krabbe, Fabry, Pompe, Niemann-Pick, Gaucher and Hurler Syndrome to the list of genetic diseases that hospitals must screen newborns for in Pennsylvania; and House Bill 1420, sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Wyoming/Columbia), would require a pulse oximetry screening for each newborn baby born in a hospital or freestanding birthing center.

WHO: DiGirolamo and members of the Human Services Committee.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: B-31 Main Capitol, Harrisburg.

Media contact: Jennifer Keaton, 717.705.2094,