Newborn screening; tests for time-critical disorders. (HB1362)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan) with support from co-patron Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services; availability of testing services. Requires the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services, or any other laboratory with which the Department of Health has contracted, to provide screening tests for time-critical disorders for newborns and children seven days a week. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2019. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2018Presented and ordered printed 18103944D
01/11/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/23/2018Referred from General Laws
01/23/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/25/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
02/02/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1362)
02/02/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
02/02/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1362)
02/06/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Committee substitute printed 18105971D-H1
02/06/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2018Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/08/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1362H1)
02/09/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105971D-H1
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1362H1
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/16/2018Assigned Education sub: Health
02/22/2018Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/28/2018Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Read third time
03/02/2018Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1362ER)
03/06/2018Signed by Speaker
03/07/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1362ER)
03/09/2018Signed by President
03/15/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2018
03/15/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/29/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 531 (effective 1/1/19)
03/29/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0531)