Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations Governing Virginia Newborn Screening Services [12 VAC 5 ‑ 71]
Action Amend regulations based on recommendations of VA Genetics Advisory Committee
Comment Period Ended on 3/13/2013
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2/13/13  4:01 pm
Commenter: Lisa Miller

Critical to Save Lives and Reduce Costs

Adding SCID to the panel of newborn screening in Virginia is not only the smart thing to do from the perspective of catching the disease before it is a problem. Studies have shown that by doing this, costs incurred by the health care system (including Medicaid) decrease substantially. Babies born with SCID have a much better chance of not only surviving, but being cured when the disorder is caught early.

I urge the Virginia Department of Health to add SCID screening to the panel. Thank you.

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