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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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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