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Department of Health and Human Services
Discretionary Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children

About the Committee

The Discretionary Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (DACHDNC) was chartered in April 2013 to advise the Secretary regarding the most appropriate application of universal newborn screening tests, technologies, policies, guidelines and standards for effectively reducing morbidity and mortality in newborns and children having, or at risk for, heritable disorders. The DACHDNC fulfills the functions previously undertaken by the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children.

Charter (PDF - 766 KB)

Membership (PDF - 68 KB)

Authorizing Legislation

Public Health Service Act 42 U.S.C. 217a (PDF - 52 KB)