baby hearing testLast month I wrote about how we are working on revising our Newborn Screening rules because of a change in state law. The changes include requiring hearing tests on all newborns, adding critical congenital heart defects screening and adding a screening for severe combined immunodeficiency started January 2016. The last test depends on whether we can increase the fee for the first tests.

The draft rules are posted for comments until the end of November. We expect the new rules to go into effect July 1, 2015.