Blood Samples

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Dayton Signs Bill For Newborn Screening Program

Minnesota 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.

05/06/2014

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Minnesota Senate Passes Newborn Blood Sample Bill

The 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.

05/02/2014

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Minn. House Passes Newborn-Blood Sample Bill

The 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.

05/01/2014

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Settlement In Case Over Newborn Blood Samples

The Minnesota Department of Health has reached a settlement in a case over its practice of storing and using newborn blood samples without parental consent.

01/13/2014

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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.

05/03/2012

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