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Bill would offer newborn testing for heart disease
The Mercury News

Hospitals with programs for newborns would have to offer tests for congenital heart disease under a bill approved by the state Senate. Sen. Elaine Alquist, a Democrat from Santa Clara, says AB1731 would bring California’s newborn screening program in line with modern medical standards. The Senate approved the measure Wednesday on a 26-8 vote, sending it back to the Assembly.