Volume 53, Number 23

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, June 9, 2016

Governor Haslam signs Pulse Ox for Newborn Bill

Governor Haslam signs Pulse Ox for Newborn BillSubmitted by: Amanda Hill Bond, Publisher
Governor Haslam signed the Pulse Ox for Newborns Bill (SB0065) on Wednesday, April 11th.
The bill requires that all newborns will be tested by using pulse oximetry, a painless light that will monitor oxygen levels in blood before they are discharged from hospital or birthing center.
The purpose of the screening is to detect possible cyanotic congenital heart defects, which cause low oxygen levels. Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) are responsible for more deaths than any other birth defect and affects one in 100 births. The bill is expected to be effective on or before January 1, 2013.
Pictured above: Trisha Hill, Governor Bill Haslam, Amanda Hill Bond holding Chance Bond who has a Congenital Heart Defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.

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