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Pulse Oximetry Bill Moves Forward

by Kacie K. on Thursday, March 7, 2013

We continue to work hard advocating for legislation that will require pulse oximetry screening for all newborn babies.  House Bill 105 passed unanimously out of the NC House of Representatives this week on third reading.  During the floor deliberations there was an amendment added to the bill that we believe needs to be strengthened and we are working closely with partners and lawmakers to finesse the wording. Now the legislation has had first reading in the Senate and been assigned to the Rules and Operations of the Senate Committee.  From here it will need to be heard in the Senate committee. 

Thanks to the great efforts of You’re the Cure advocates and our American Heart Association communications staff we have received some great media attention for this issue.  Check out some of the highlights below:

We are keeping track of these stories in the media, so if you see a story in your local area, please let us know! 

And stay tuned for more updates regarding this legislation and other important AHA/ASA issues. 

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Comments (3)

  • Good news for our little hearts.

    — Nathan T.

  • So exciting to see this moving forward!  Lots of behind the scenes work and an awesome job in NC, by both advocates and staff.

    — Keltcie D.

  • Thanks to our advocates for all your help and let us know what you see in your community!

    — Elizabeth V.

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