Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations Governing Virginia Newborn Screening Services [12 VAC 5 ‑ 71]
Amend Regulations as a Result of Periodic Review
Action 5947
General Information
Action Summary The proposed regulatory action follows a periodic review of the Virginia Newborn Screening Services regulation. This action would amend the existing newborn screening regulation to update the text to remove outdated information and reflect recommended national best practices in newborn screening; identify the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee and remove the Virginia Genetics Advisory Committee as the advisory group for this regulation; and clarify reporting requirements.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7169]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 4/14/2021
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9602 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/04/2023.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Vanessa Walker-Harris  / Director, Office of Family Health Services
Address: Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-7627    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-