In March of 1999, a select review team sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Genetic Services Branch reviewed the NBS Program at the invitation of the Division of Public Health. This review team recommended that Georgia develop an advisory council with oversight and advisory responsibility for the entire program.
In 1999, the Governor's Council on Maternal and Infant Health (M& I Council) established the Newborn Genetics Screening Advisory Committee as a committee of the Council. The Advisory Committee held its first meeting in February 2000.
The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to advise the Division of Public Health on a statewide system for genetics newborn screening.
Meetings are bi-annually at the Georgia Public Health Laboratory, 1749 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM.
Atlanta, GA 30303