UPCOMING MEETING DETAILS:
The next Committee meeting will take place in person (5600 Fishers Lane; Rockville MD 20852) and via webcast on May 9 – 10, 2017. The registration link is http://www.achdncmeetings.org/registration/
Dates and Times:
May 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
May 12, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD, 20857
For questions please email Alaina Harris firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (Committee) was established under the Public Health Service Act, Title XI, § 1109 (42 U.S.C. 300b-10), as amended by the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-240).
The mission of the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children is to reduce morbidity and mortality in newborns and children who have, or are at risk for, heritable disorders.
The Committee recommends that every newborn screening program include a Uniform Screening Panel (PDF - 12 MB)* that screens for 32 core disorders and 26 secondary disorders; the disorders' selection was based on the Newborn Screening: Towards a Uniform Screening Panel and System (PDF - 191 KB).
The Committee advises the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the most appropriate application of universal newborn screening tests, technologies, policies, guidelines, and standards. Specifically, the committee provides to the Secretary, the following:
The committee was chartered on May 7, 2015.