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There is a long wait to get an appointment with a pediatric infectious disease physician. Who will guide parents when their child screens positive for cCMV?

As with accessing pediatric audiologists, PCPs will take the lead in ensuring infants are connected with pediatric infectious disease physicians. PCPs can search for pediatric infectious disease physicians in their area by using the Department of Health’s Practitioner Profile Search.

Testing for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

The Florida Department of Health, Newborn Screening (NBS) Program, is pleased to announce that beginning April 27, 2020, all newborns screened will be tested for a new condition, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). If you have any questions, please contact the