DAR File No. 38839

This notice was published in the October 1, 2014, issue (Vol. 2014, No. 19) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Health, Family Health and Preparedness, Children with Special Health Care Needs

Rule R398-1

Newborn Screening

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 38839
Filed: 09/04/2014 04:54:38 PM

NOTICE OF REVIEW AND STATEMENT OF CONTINUATION

Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

This rule establishes the requirements for screening newborns born in Utah under the statutory authority of the Utah Department of Health (UDOH), Title 26, to prevent intellectual or physical disability or death by early identification and treatment of specified heritable disorders. This statute authorizes UDOH to charge fees to cover the costs of testing infants and following up with parents of the tested infants. Section 26-1-6, Subsections 26-1-30(2)(a), (b), (c), (d), and (g); and Section 26-10-6 authorize this rule.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

No comments have been received by the Newborn Screening Program since the last notice of continuation, 09/10/2009.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

The Newborn Screening rule is necessary to assure the proper testing and follow up of every newborn in Utah. This rule establishes definitions, required tests, testing procedures, responsibilities, timing and follow-up procedures. For these reasons Rule R398-1 was established and must be continued.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Health
Family Health and Preparedness, Children with Special Health Care Needs
44 N MARIO CAPECCHI DR
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84113

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Kim Hart at the above address, by phone at 801-584-8256, by FAX at 801-536-0966, or by Internet E-mail at kimhart@utah.gov

Effective:

09/04/2014

Authorized by:

David Patton, Executive Director


Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2014/b20141001.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Kim Hart at the above address, by phone at 801-584-8256, by FAX at 801-536-0966, or by Internet E-mail at kimhart@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.