CDC Seeks Comments on New Hepatitis C Screening Recommendations

CDC’s Viral Hepatitis Program is seeking stakeholder review and commentexternal icon on the draft updated CDC Recommendations for Hepatitis C Screening among Adults pdf icon[PDF – 4 MB]. The recommendations propose hepatitis C screening at least once in a lifetime for all adults age 18 years and older, and for all pregnant women during each pregnancy; except in settings where the prevalence of hepatitis C infection is less than 0.1%.

CDC invites:

  • Suggestions for revisions, edits, and new additions,
  • Comments on contemporary issues and new evidence, and
  • Comments on potential implementation barriers, challenges, and lessons learned.

Submitting comments

The comment period closes on December 27, 2019
Comments can be submitted:
  • Electronically via the Federal eRulemaking portalexternal icon using Docket No.CDC-2019-0094.
  • By mail to: Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop U12-3, Atlanta, GA 30329, Attn: Docket No.CDC-2019-0094.

All relevant comments received will be posted without change, including personal information. These comments, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and are subject to public disclosure. The Federal Register Notice for this public record, Recommendations for Hepatitis C Screening Among Adults-2019; Request for Commentexternal icon, was posted on October 28, 2019.