Newborn Screening Advisory Review Committee (NSARC)

New Jersey law requires that every baby born in New Jersey be screened for disorders that can cause serious health problems. Therefore, the Commissioner of Health has established a Newborn Screening Advisory Review Committee (NSARC) to annually review the disorders included in the Newborn Screening program.

Purpose of the Committee

To assist the DOH in reviewing newborn screening policies and procedures and advise the Commissioner of Health on matters affecting newborn bloodspot screening (NBS) processes in New Jersey. 

The Committee meets twice a year in May and November via a virtual platform (until further notice).

All meetings are open to the public pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act at N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq. The Public Comment section of each meeting provides the opportunity to share concerns, achievements, and make recommendations to address what is and is not working in the system.

Register to speak and/or attend by clicking on the link below:

The deadline to register to speak at the May 9th meeting is Friday, April 28th at 4 p.m. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, comments will be limited to 3 minutes per person, and individuals may offer comments only once during the meeting. Groups and organizations should designate one individual to speak on behalf of the group.

You may also submit comments in writing to the Committee. Written comments will become part of the public record. The deadline to submit written comments on the May 9th agenda is Friday, April 28th at 4 p.m.

Last Reviewed: 8/30/2023