State Senator Michael McLachlan is applauding the advance of his proposal to require screening for heart defects to be conducted on newborns in Connecticut. He and a constituent, Marie Hatcher of Sherman, testified at the State Capitol last month on behalf of the bill.
Hatcher’s son Matthew was born with a congenital heart defect.
McLachlan said. “Many lawmakers are unaware that this simple, non-invasive, and cost-effective screening is not required. Matthews Mom says Danbury Hospital is now using the screening technique. The test is $10 dollars and Danbury Hospital has already agreed to use it.
The proposal now moves on to the State Senate.