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    Newborn Screening Unit
    PO Box 149347, MC-1918
    Austin, Texas 78714-9347

    Phone: 512-776-3957
    Fax: 512-776-7450
    Toll-free: 800-252-8023, ext. 3957


Newborn Screening Advisory Committee

The 81st Texas Legislature passed House Bill (HB) 1795 to create the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee in 2009. HB 1795 is also known as “Greyson’s Law,” in memory of Greyson Morris. In 2013, the 83rd Legislature passed House Bill 740 to amend Texas Health & Safety Code §33.017 and establish the minimum number of committee members.

The Newborn Screening Advisory Committee advises the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on strategic planning, policy, rules, and services related to newborn screening. The committee also recommends additional newborn screening tests. The DSHS commissioner appoints members of the committee.

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Next Public Meeting

Date:  July 8, 2022
Time:  12:00 p.m.
Location:  Robert Bernstein Building (Building K) - K-100, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756

Future meeting dates and related information are subject to change.

Past Meetings

PAST MEETINGS                                                                                                                                                                                           

Archived videos of meeting webcasts are available for viewing for approximately two years from the date the meeting was posted on the website and based on the DSHS records retention schedule.

All recorded webcasts

Webcast Recording
 Handouts and Presentations
April 29, 2022Agenda (PDF) Pending approvalWebcast Recording  
October 8, 2021 Agenda (PDF) Approved Minutes (PDF) Webcast Recording  
July 23, 2021 Agenda (PDF)  Approved Minutes (PDF)  Webcast Recording
April 16, 2021 Agenda (PDF)  Approved Minutes (PDF)  Webcast Recording
January 22, 2021 Agenda (PDF)  Approved Minutes (PDF)  Webcast Recording

Hearing Screening Subcommittee Letter (PDF),

NICU Hearing Screening Protocol (PDF) 

Learn More About the Committee and Activities

Contact Us

(512) 776-3386

Last updated June 9, 2022