New State Legislation, Regulations, and Hospital Guidelines for Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects
Critical congenital heart defects (CCHD) occur in approximately two of every 1,000 live births. In September 2011, the US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary endorsed the recommendation that CCHD be added to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel for all newborns. In 2014, CDC collaborated with the American Academy of Pediatrics to assess states’ actions for adopting newborn screening for CCHD. This report summarizes the results of that assessment.