(Jefferson City) – This past Wednesday, Senators in Jefferson City discussed a bill that would require mandatory newborn screenings for critical congenital heart disease. Senator Dan Brown (R-Rolla) sponsors the bill, known as Senate Bill 230. he says most facilities are already practicing this procedure:
Senator Scott Sifton, (D-Affton) speaks in favor of the legislation:
Senate Bill 230 would later receive the Senate’s initial approval and needs another round of approval before moving to the House.
The bill is also known as “Chloe’s Law”, after Chloe Manz, who was found to have a heart defect shortly after birth. Chloe had the defect fixed, and is now a healthy two-and-a-half year old.