Review of Current Policy for the Retention of Newborn Screening Cards
Dr James Reilly, Minister for Health requested the Health Service Executive to review the policy
regarding the retention and disposal of Newborn Screening Cards (NSCs). The NSCs are an
integral component of the National Newborn Bloodspot Screening Programme (NNBSP). The
Minister had received representations concerning the archived NSCs stored by the National
Newborn Bloodspot Screening Laboratory (NNBSL) at the Children’s University Hospital,
Temple Street (CUH, T/S).
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