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Lawsuit settlement allows newborn screening program to move forward

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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has settled the lawsuit over its storage and use of newborn screening residual dried blood spots and test results.

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The department reached a settlement with 21 families who had filed suit alleging the program’s collection, use, storage and dissemination of residual dried blood spots and test results without written, parental consent violated the Minnesota State Genetic Information Act of 2006.

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