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Regulations Governing Virginia Newborn Screening Services [12 VAC 5 ‑ 71]
Guidance Documents   Periodic Reviews
Chapter Information
Description Replaces Chapter 70 and expands the program by which newborn infants are screened for certain conditions, enabling treatment and services to address those conditions.
State Authority None entered
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered

Contact Information
Name / Title: Joseph Hilbert  / Director of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs
Address: Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)864-7001    FAX: (804)864-7022    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend regulations based on recommendations of VA Genetics Advisory Committee Final Governor's office review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Add Critical Congenital Heart Disease to the Virginia Newborn Screening System Emergency/NOIRA Comment period is underway and will end on 2/25/2015.
Amend Regulation as Result of Periodic Review Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/24/2014.
Expansion of newborn screening services. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/4/2007.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
CH 0071 Addition of SCID to Newborn Screening Panel -