infants http://kbia.org en Mo. bill to mandate newborn heart screening http://kbia.org/post/mo-bill-mandate-newborn-heart-screening <p>Missouri lawmakers have voted to mandate another health screening for newborn babies.</p><p>Legislators gave final approval Wednesday to a measure that will require infants to be screened for critical congenital heart disease within 48 hours of birth or before they are discharged from hospitals. The new mandate would begin for babies born in Missouri in 2014.</p><p>Parents could opt out if they sign a written statement saying the screening conflicts with their religious beliefs.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 13:41:48 +0000 Associated Press 33435 at http://kbia.org Mo. bill to mandate newborn heart screening