Newborn Screening Program Information:
For more information on Minnesota’s newborn screening advisory committees, contact the Newborn Screening Program at 800-664-7772.
Newborn Screening Advisory Committee
The Minnesota statute that mandates newborn screening also created the Minnesota Department of Health Newborn Screening Advisory Committee that meets on a semi-annual basis.
Members of the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee include parents of affected children, advocacy groups, health care providers, hospital representatives, and other medical and educational experts. One of the main purposes of the advisory committee is to discuss issues related to newborn screening including making informed recommendations to add new disorders to the newborn screening panel. Meetings are open to the public.
Newborn Hearing Screening Advisory Committee
The Minnesota statute 144.966 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 newborn hearing screening.
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.
Please email EHDI@health.state.mn.us with any questions or comments regarding the Newborn Hearing Screening Advisory Committee.