Screening Hearts in Newborns for Early (SHINE) Detection of Congenital Heart Defect Act (HR 5479, 114th Congress)

The Policy

What it does

Provides for programs under the Department of Health and Human Services to improve newborn screening, evaluation, and intervention for critical congenital heart defect.

Synopsis

This bill provides for programs under the Department of Health and Human Services to improve newborn screening, evaluation, and intervention for critical congenital heart defect. Activities include study of the effectiveness of newborn CCHDs screening, followup diagnostics, medical evaluations and intervention programs and systems by assessing the health, intellectual, and social developmental, cognitive, and neurodevelopmental status of such children as they grow and enter school age.

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