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Governor Signs Newborn Heart Defect Screening Bill

by Brian B. on Monday, March 10, 2014

On Monday March 3rd, Governor Susanna Martinez signed a piece of life saving legislation into law in New Mexico.  House Bill 9 requires all birthing facilities to perform pulse oximetry screenings on newborns prior to discharge from the hospital.  This legislation moved quickly through a very short 30 day budget-only session. 

Late in January, Governor Martinez sent a message to the legislature asking them to work on legislation related to Critical Congenital Heart Defects.  This prompted the introduction of House Bill 9.  The bill made it through one house committee, the house floor, 2 senate committees and the senate floor unanimously.

Thanks to all YTC advocates for taking action and helping this bill become law! 

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