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ADVISORY COUNCIL TO THE MARYLAND EARLY HEARING DETECTION AND INTERVENTION PROGRAM
Upcoming VIRTUAL Meeting Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
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The mission of the Advisory Council to the
Maryland Early Hearing Detection and Intervention P
rogram is to provide information, to consult with, and advise the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to ensure that all newborns receive appropriate, high quality early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) services. Originally established in 1985 (Chapter 402, Acts of 1985), the Council currently operates in accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland, Health General Article § 13-603.
The Council has established a strong, positive relationship with the Office for Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs (OGPSHCN)/
and helps to encourage parent and family involvement in the program.
For additional information, you may contact
Tanya D. Green
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Thursday, October 15, 2020
MD EHDI ADVISORY COUNCIL MINUTES
ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HEREDITARY AND CONGENITAL DISORDERS
Secondary to the current situation with the COVID-19 outbreak the meeting of the Advisory Council on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders will be conducted virtually.
The date and time will remain April 21, 2020 at 5:00-7:00 PM.
Please see below for meeting information.
The video portion of this meeting can be accessed either through a computer or tablet with video capability or a smart phone.
Meeting Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
5:00 - 7:00 pm
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826 368 785
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The Advisory Council on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders provides advice to the Maryland Department of Health on the policies and procedures regarding the detection and management of these disorders. This body was previously called the Commission on Hereditary Disorders and it was created by Maryland Statute § 13-101 to 13-110. The Council has legislative, medical, and consumer members, which are appointed by the Governor. The Council considers the incidence of each disease, the effectiveness of treatment, the cost of treatment, public opinion, the opinions of affected individuals and of psychological, ethical, social and economic "experts" in drafting regulations for genetics programs, such as the newborn screening program. Examples of issues discussed by the council include adding new conditions to the newborn screening panel in Maryland, and the implementation of Health Care Reform with respect to individuals with hereditary or congenital disorders. The statute establishing the Council requires all genetics programs to be voluntary, to obtain informed consent, to make test results available to the patients and their health care providers, to respect confidentiality, to provide non-directive genetic counseling and to utilize accurate testing procedures and licensed laboratories.
Maryland State Advisory Council on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders Brochure
Critical Congenital Cyanotic Heart disease (May 23, 2011)
HEREDITARY AND CONGENITAL DISORDERS ADVISORY COUNCIL MINUTES
Statewide Steering Committee on Services for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease
The Statewide Steering Committee on Services for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease is a group of sickle cell patients, health care providers, medical insurers, and community representatives, appointed by the MDH Secretary. The Committee is charged with educating Marylanders about SCD and identifying resources and services that could be used to improve the lives of affected residents.
Use the following link to access committee information;
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Office For Genetics And People With Special Health Care Needs
201 West Preston Street - Baltimore, MD 21201
Tel (410) 767-6730 Fax (410) 333-5047
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464
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