Nebraska may up newborn testing, restrict opt-outs

October 2007
State Health Watch;Oct2007, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p11
This article reports on the plan of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to increase from eight to 26 the number of diseases for which newborns are tested. Currently, 41 states screen for more than 20 disorders. Nebraska is one of the few states that does not allow parents to decline newborn testing.


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