Doctors to provide Down syndrome resources under new law

Medical News Down Syndrome Information ActSo reads the headline in Medical News, which published my article on the Down Syndrome Information Act in its October issue–appropriate for National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Here are the relevant links for the article.

As covered in previous posts, Kentucky joined Massachusetts in passing the Down Syndrome Information Act. The Act was passed unanimously through a Republican-controlled Senate and Democrat-controlled House. It requires health care providers to provide with each positive test result for Down syndrome written materials from the National Center for Prenatal & Postnatal Down Syndrome Resources and referral to local parent support organizations.

The Kentucky law is KRS 211.192 and the law’s text is available on line at this link by clicking “SB34”.

The Kentucky Department for Public Health website is available at this link and shares the resources and links to local support organizations that health care providers are to deliver with each positive test result for Down syndrome.

The National Center for Prenatal & Postnatal Down Syndrome Resources is at this link.

Given the broad bi-partisan support it has received, every state in the nation should pass the Down Syndrome Information Act.

Comments

  1. Karen Prewitt says:

    amen.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Great article Mark!

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