Plantiff's Memo of Law on MN Baby DNA Lawsuit - Submitted by Attorney Randy Knutson for 10/9/09 Hennepin County Court Hearing

Defendants violated the public’s trust and violated the public’s right to privacy and bodily integrity. Since 1965, Defendants collected newborn blood specimens from children born in Minnesota. Defendants screened the blood for genetic disorders. Instead of destroying newborn blood samples and screening results obtained for this newborn screening, Defendants began operating a newborn blood and DNA warehouse. As of December 31, 2008, the warehouse held over a 1.5 million screening records and over 800,000 newborn blood specimens. Unbeknownst to the public at large, Defendants began sharing blood samples and screening results with private institutions for research projects. At no time did Defendants obtain consent for these activities.

HHS Proposes to Set National Policy to Permit State Government Retention of Newborn DNA - WITHOUT Parent Consent Requirements.

Diana Waletzko on Protecting Baby DNA

Diana Waletzko at the Citizens' Council on Health Care Press
Conference on Protecting Baby DNA. Tuesday, August 4, 2009.

Rep. Mark Olson to Add Special Legislative Perspective at November 10th Event

Governor Tim Pawlenty Sends Speaker to CCHC Event

Citizens' Council on Health Care is pleased to announce that Deputy Commissioner Lynda Boudreau has been added as a featured speaker at CCHC's nationally recognized annual health care policy event on November 10th.

ACTION ALERT! U.S. Government Plans National Medical Records Information System

"Big Government" in Your Medicine Cabinet?!