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DPH-21-008E Prenatal Screening

Information and documentation pertaining to this regulatory proposal is provided below.

Note: Regulation 17 CCR 6523(e) is currently not in effect due to a preliminary injunction issued Nov. 2, 2022.

Sections Affected

California Code of Regulations: Title 17
Sections: 6520, 6523, 6525, 6527, 6529, 6531, 6532, 6540, 6540.1, 6541, 6542, 6543, 6544, 6545, 6546, 6547, 6548.

History of the Rulemaking Proceeding

Emergency Filed with Secretary of State: September 9, 2022

Effective Date of Emergency Regulations: September 9, 2022

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Published: TBD

California Regulatory Notice Register (for original submission): TBD

California Regulatory Notice Register (for Update):

Public Hearing Date: TBD

Start of the 45-Day Public Comment Period: TBD

Close of the 45-Day Public Comment Period: TBD

Office of Administrative Law Regulatory Action No. for Updated Regulations:

Status of the Proposal

This rulemaking is currently in effect.

Inquiries regarding the substance of these regulations may be directed to:

Sara Goldman

California Department of Public Health

Genetic Disease Screening Branch

Rulemaking Documentation

Emergency Regulation Documentation

Notice of Public Hearing (PDF)

Updated Emergency Regulations Text (PDF)

Emergency Regulations Text (PDF)

Public Hearing Information:

 The Department held a public hearing on October 26, 2022 via Microsoft Teams ®.

View a recording of the public hearing on YouTube.

 If you have any questions regarding the Public Hearing please email

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