Blood Samples

Dayton Signs Bill For Newborn Screening ProgramMinnesota health officials have regained the ability to indefinitely retain blood samples from newborn babies unless a parent refuses permission. Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday signed the bill lawmakers approved last week.
Minnesota Senate Passes Newborn Blood Sample BillThe Minnesota Senate has passed a bill allowing the state to retain blood samples from newborn babies indefinitely. Senators voted 36 to 20 to send the proposal to Gov. Mark Dayton.
Minn. House Passes Newborn-Blood Sample BillThe Minnesota House has passed a bill allowing the state to keep newborn blood samples indefinitely unless a parent refuses. The legislation approved 69-58 on Thursday returns to the Senate because the House version differs due to an amendment banning sale of the samples and related test results and data.
Settlement In Case Over Newborn Blood SamplesThe Minnesota Department of Health has reached a settlement in a case over its practice of storing and using newborn blood samples without parental consent.
House Approves Revamp Of Newborn Screening Consent The Minnesota House has approved a new approach to parental consent for newborn blood samples used to test for genetic and congenital disorders.
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