Senate Bill 4, jointly sponsored by State Senators Gayle Manning (R–North Ridgeville) and Scott Oelslager (R–North Canton), today passed the Ohio Senate with broad bipartisan support. The legislation makes modifications to Ohio law to initiate earlier diagnosis and prevention of Critical Congenital Heart Defects (CCHD) in newborns.

“Congenital Heart Defects are the number-one killer of infants with birth defects in the United States,” said Manning. “This legislation promotes the use of a very cost-effective tool, which has the potential to prevent many of these tragic deaths.”

If enacted, this legislation will require a pulse oximetry screening to be performed on all infants born in Ohio hospitals or freestanding birthing centers. The screening is non-invasive and highly effective in discovering life-threatening issues that could otherwise go undetected.

Senate Bill 4 now moves to the Ohio House of Representatives for further consideration.

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