The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking for expanded prenatal screening regulations. Comments on the proposed regulations are due Feb. 3; a public hearing will be held Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. at 1415 L Street, Suite 500, in Sacramento.
A 2006 law requires CDPH to expand prenatal screening and testing to meet the current standard of care. According to the notice, the purpose of the regulations is to specify this standard of care and the options offered to women who participate in the California Prenatal Screening program.
Written comments can be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “DPH-08-005E Prenatal Screening Regulations;” by fax to (916) 636-6220; or hand delivered to the CDPH Office of Regulations at 1415 L Street, Suite 500, in Sacramento.
Questions can be directed to Anita.Shumaker@CDPH.ca.gov.