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H.R. 5479 (114th): SHINE Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jun 14, 2016.


Screening Hearts in Newborns for Early Detection of Congenital Heart Defect Act or the SHINE Act

This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants or cooperative agreements to states for: (1) developing and improving statewide newborn critical congenital heart defect (CCHD) screening, evaluation, diagnosis, results reporting, data collection and surveillance, and intervention programs and systems; and (2) assisting in the recruitment, retention, education, and training of qualified personnel for related purposes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must award grants or cooperative agreements to provide technical assistance to states in order to support programs and research concerning newborn CCHD screening, evaluation and intervention, and data collection and information systems.

The National Institutes of Health must: (1) conduct a CCHD research and development program on the efficacy of new screening techniques and technology, and (2) assist HHS in developing and deploying expanded coding terminology for pulse oximetry screening for CCHD and related evaluation and data collection.

The Health Resources and Services Administration must: (1) guide the assessment and improvement of screening standards and infrastructure needed for the implementation of a public health approach to point of care screening for congenital heart defects, and (2) develop a CCHD data collection system.

The Center for Devices and Radiological Health must provide guidance to health care providers, industry, and staff of the Food and Drug Administration on pulse oximeters and the unique role of pulse oximetry in screening neonatal patients.