Thursday, April 11, 2013

NC Pulse Oximetry Bill - on it's way to being law!!!

It passed in the NC Senate today!  Yay!  I am not sure how long it will take to finish through the process to become law in NC to test every child for congenital heart defects with the easy pulse ox test.  Here's the link if you want to check it out.  It does say:  Note: a bill listed on this website is not law until passed by the House and the Senate, ratified, and, if required, signed by the Governor.

So I am not sure how long it will take to be ratified and signed by Governor McCrory.  But this is very exciting!  There is also a "fiscal note" that explains how requiring this test to NC babies will not affect the states budget, which was interesting to read.

picture from American Heart Association website in article about NC Pulse Ox Bill

The Scott Family

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