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Laws & Regulations

The Newborn Screening Program was established by Public Health Law in 1965. To access this law, please click Public Health Law Section 2500-a, select "Laws", "Laws of New York", then enter "2500-a" in the search box and finally click "Public Health Law 2500-A".

In 1996, a law was established to test all newborns for HIV exposure if parents provide consent. In 1997, testing was made mandatory for all NYS newborns. To access this law, please click Public Health Law Section 2500-f, select "Laws", "Laws of New York", then enter "2500-f" in the search box and finally click "Public Health Law 2500-F".

Regulations were established to implement the Newborn Screening Program and define the roles of the program, institutions and health care providers. Newborn Screening - NYCRR Subpart 69-1 describes the duties and responsibilities of institutions and healthcare providers. As the program changes, regulations are updated to reflect current practices.

The legal information contained on this Web site is not the official version of the Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (NYCRR). No representation is made as to its accuracy. To ensure accuracy and for evidentiary purposes, reference should be made to the Official Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of New York, available from West Publishing at 1-800-344-5009.