Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Virginia Hearing Impairment Identification and Monitoring System [12 VAC 5 ‑ 80]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amend regulations to include screening for congenital cytomegalovirus in newborns who fail the newborn hearing screen
Action 5351
General Information
Action Summary Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that infects people of all ages. Most people infected show no signs or symptoms; therefore, it may go undetected and be potentially harmful to infants born to mothers who are infected (congenital CMV). National statistics demonstrate that congenital CMV affects one in every 200 babies born each year. Furthermore, one in every five babies born with congenital CMV will develop permanent health problems including, but not limited to, hearing loss, vision loss, mental disability and failure to thrive. This regulatory action seeks to conform the regulations to changes in Virginia statutory law.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006(A)(4)(a)
RIS Project Yes  [006070]
Associated Mandates Amend newborn screening regulations to add congenital cytomegalovirus
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8709 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/01/2020.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Robin Buskey  / Policy Analyst
Address: 109 Governor Street
Richmond , VA 23219
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