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Bill would require testing for congenital heart defects
North County Times

An Oceanside family is just one signature away from helping pass a law that would require all California hospitals to screen newborns for congenital heart defects.

A bill that would mandate the screenings —- AB1731 —- got final approval from the state Assembly on Aug. 30 and now sits on the governor’s desk. “We’re very excited because we know how much good this law will do, and we’re urging the governor to sign AB1731,” said Casey Pelteir, an Oceanside mom who knows firsthand how important such screenings could be.