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Short Titles as Introduced

Aidan's Law

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Public Health Service Act, in relation to requiring adrenoleukodystrophy screening of newborns.

Actions Overview (1)

03/03/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

03/04/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
03/03/2016Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/03/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce03/03/2016 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health03/04/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/03/2016)

Aidan's Law

This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require hospitals, child care centers, clinics, and similar institutions caring for infants who are 28 days or less of age to administer to such infants a test for adrenoleukodystrophy, a progressive genetic disease that can cause behavioral changes, seizures, and other neurological symptoms.

To be eligible for funds under the Heritable Disorders Program, a state must establish adrenoleukodystrophy testing standards and procedures. These standards and procedures are subject to review and approval by the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children. The committee must establish standards and procedures for states without approved standards and procedures.