Newborn Bloodspot Screening Program Policy

Applicable to: This Policy is applicable to Health Service Providers that provide maternity, neonatal, clinical specialist and pathology services.

Description:  The Newborn Bloodspot Screening Program Policy outlines roles, responsibilities and reporting requirements for Health Service Providers providing maternity, neonatal, clinical specialist and pathology services for the WA Newborn Bloodspot Screening Program.

The aim of the WA Newborn Bloodspot Screening Program is to improve the health of babies by identifying those at risk of developing a serious condition early, generally before symptoms present.

This Policy should be read in conjunction with the supporting information Newborn Bloodspot Screening National Policy Framework (2018) which provides best practice guidance on Program implementation.

This Policy is a mandatory requirement under the Public Health Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(c) of the Health Services Act 2016.

Date of effect: 11 June 2021

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Supporting information