New Jersey Department of Health

PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

For Release:
August 1, 2016

Cathleen D. Bennett

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(609) 984-7160

Department of Health Proposes Amendment at N.J.A.C. 8:45-2.1, Which Establishes the Newborn Screening Program Fee

The Newborn Screening Laboratory in the Division of Public Health Infrastructure, Laboratories and Emergency Preparedness of the Department of Health, proposes an amendment at N.J.A.C. 8:45-2.1, which establishes the newborn screening program fee. The proposed amendment would increase the fee for the newborn screening program from $90 per live birth to $150 per live birth.

The proposal appears in the August 1, 2016 issue of the New Jersey Register. The public has until September 30, 2016 to comment on the proposal.

Persons wishing to comment on the proposal must submit written comments either (1) electronically by September 30, 2016 to or (2) by regular mail postmarked on or before April 1, 2016 to Joy L. Lindo, Director, Office of Legal and Regulatory Compliance, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360.

LexisNexis provides free online access to the New Jersey Register at An unofficial copy of the proposal is also available from the Department’s website at

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