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California 2009 State Bills:
opens new window California 2009 SB 1330
Use of Residual Newborn Screening Specimens This bill specifies that money from the genetic disease testing fund may be used for costs related to data management, and newborn blood collection, storage, retrieval, processing, inventory, and shipping. The health department, any entities approved by the department, and researchers shall maintain the confidentiality of patient information and blood samples in the same manner as other medical record information with patient identification and may use it only for approved research to (1) identify risk factors for children's and women's diseases;(2) Research to develop and evaluate screening tests;(3) Research to develop and evaluate prevention strategies; and(4) Research to develop and evaluate treatments. The State Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) must determine if all of the if specified criteria are met for purposes of ensuring the security of a donor's personal information, before any blood samples are released pursuant for research purposes. Signed by the Governor September 25, 2010.

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