Newborn Screening and Follow-Up Program; Mandatory Newborn Screening System Training June 2019; New User Types Must Report all Diagnostic Information Beginning July 1, 2019

[49 Pa.B. 2404]
[Saturday, May 11, 2019]

 Since July 2016, the Department of Health's (Department) Newborn Screening Program has been using the Pennsylvania Internet Case Management System (iCMS) as a repository and case management system for three types of newborn screenings: dried blood spot screening; hearing screening; and critical congenital heart defects screening.

 Effective July 1, 2019, all referrals to providers will be sent electronically and all diagnostic results and follow-up activities for all three screening types must be submitted electronically in iCMS.

 As a result, the Department is providing four separate mandatory online system training sessions on June 4, 2019, and June 5, 2019, to instruct each new user type:

• Pediatric endocrinology and immunology treatment centers—Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

• Pediatric audiologists—Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

• Pediatric cardiologists—Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

• Primary care providers and pediatricians—Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

 If a provider is not able to participate in the scheduled mandatory online training session, the provider must contact the Department.

 For additional information, contact Stacey Gustin, Program Manager, Division of Newborn Screening and Genetics, (717) 783-8143. Speech and/or hearing-impaired persons use V/TT (717) 783-6514 or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TT).


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-703. Filed for public inspection May 10, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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