Thursday, July 9, 2015

New Indiana Law about Prenatal Testing

HB1093 took effect on July1st. It states that…


“When a positive result from a test for Down syndrome or any other condition diagnosed prenatally is received, a health care facility or health care provider shall provide to the expectant parent or the parent of the child diagnosed with Down syndrome or any other condition diagnosed prenatally the written information approved and made available by the state department.”


Down Syndrome Indiana was instrumental in getting this law passed and has already submitted materials to the Indiana State Department of Health for approval and dissemination. A huge thank you to Buffy Smith and Lucy and Marvin Selva for testifying about this important legislation. Their voices helped to get it passed. Gratitude also to Nina Fuller from SMILE on Down syndrome, Kim Dodson from the Arc of Indiana and Representative Ron Bacon for their work on this important piece of legislation.


Please Save-the-Date for Saturday, September 19th to learn more about this legislation and how to get involved in medical outreach to make sure that medical providers and parents have accurate and up-to-date information about Down syndrome.