Newborn Screening Program Information: Advisory Committees - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Newborn Screening Program Information:
Advisory Committees

For more information on Minnesota's newborn screening advisory committees, contact the Newborn Screening Program at 800-664-7772.


The Advisory Committee on Heritable and Congenital Disorders, also called the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee (NSAC), provides advice and recommendations to the Minnesota Commissioner of Health concerning tests and treatments for disorders found in newborn children.

Have questions about any of the information seen here? Please contact the committee coordinators:

Maggie Dreon
Phone: (651) 201-5670
Email: maggie.dreon@state.mn.us

Sondra Rosendahl
Phone: (651) 201-5922
Email: sondra.rosendahl@state.mn.us

The Minnesota statute that mandates newborn hearing screening also created a Minnesota Department of Health Newborn Hearing Screening Advisory committee that meets four times per year to discuss issues surrounding early hearing detection and intervention.

Members of the Newborn Hearing Advisory Committee include parents of children with a hearing loss, advocates with expertise in issues affecting people who are deaf and hard of hearing, health care providers, hospital representatives, and other medical and education experts. One of the main purposes of the advisory committee is to make informed recommendations for newborn hearing screening and hearing loss management. Meetings are open to the public.

Hearing Screening Advisory Committee Members (PDF)

Please email EHDI@health.state.mn.us with any questions or comments regarding the Newborn Hearing Screening Advisory Committee.

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