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Embie’s Law Advances to the HHR Committee

The House Committee on Senior, Children, and Family Issues met this morning and advanced two bills.

House Bill 2798, Embie’s Law, mandates newborn testing for mucopolysaccharidosis type 1 (MP1) a metabolic disorder, which can be treated if diagnosed in young infants. MP1 cannot be cured. Children with MP1 may experience developmental delays, behavior issues, cognitive challenges, and heart disease. Last session, the bill was passed out of the Senior, Children, and Family Issues Committee, but was not considered by the second reference committee. The bill advances to Health and Human Resources.

House Bill 2524 modifies the definitions of child abuse and neglect to exclude accidental injury. The bill advances to the Judiciary Committee.

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