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E. Coli Testing Bill May Have to Wait Until 2017 Session

Rep. David Gomberg's HB 3540 requiring mandatory E. coli testing for patients younger than 18 who have specific symptoms for more than four consecutive days got a sympathetic hearing Wednesday before the House Committee on Health Care, but it's too late in the session to pass in its current form.

Legislation requiring Oregon healthcare workers to screen patients younger than 18 “who present for four or more consecutive days of unexplained diarrhea” for pathogenic E. coli bacteria is unlikely to pass because the bill was requested too late in the session.

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