Blood Testing Program — AB 170 (Gatto)
May 21, 2015
This legislation would have transformed the state’s newborn blood testing program from an “opt out” to an “opt in” program, reduced the number of newborns being tested for genetic diseases and imposed new conditions on the use and storage of blood samples for medical research. CLSA worked closely with our academic and research institutions to substantially amend the bill to ensure that it would not impact their work. While the bill continues to move through the process, CLSA removed its opposition once these concerns were addressed.