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Minnesota 2008 State Bills:
opens new window Minnesota 2008 HF 3438/SF 3138
Use of Residual Newborn Screening Specimens This bill excludes the health department's collection, use, storage and dissemination of genetic information and blood specimens for testing infants for heritable and congenital disorders from the law governing genetic information collected by a government entity. The bill also requires that parents are provided information about how specimens may be used and allows parents to opt out of public health studies or research. Measure failed.

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