53-19-404. Required education -- screening -- reporting. (1) Each licensed hospital, health care facility, or health care provider that provides obstetric services shall provide education to parents of infants born in the hospital or health care facility of the importance of screening the hearing of newborn infants and providing followup care.
(2) Every licensed hospital or health care facility that provides obstetric services shall:
(a) perform newborn hearing screenings, including screening of infants transferred into the hospital or health care facility from another hospital or health care facility, unless the transferring facility has already performed the screening;
(b) report monthly to the department the following information:
(i) the infants born in the hospital or born outside of the hospital and transported or transferred to the hospital or health care facility;
(ii) the infants screened, including those infants born outside of the hospital or health care facility and transported or transferred to it from another hospital or health care facility or screened as part of a cooperative agreement with health care providers providing obstetric services in their service area;
(iii) the infants not screened and the reason each infant was not screened, in accordance with reporting requirements;
(iv) the infants who passed the screening; and
(v) the infants who do not pass their screenings and the contact information for the primary care provider who was notified of the screening results for each infant who did not pass the screenings.
(3) Every licensed audiologist performing audiologic evaluations of infants identified by hearing screening as needing audiologic assessment shall report monthly to the department the following information:
(a) the identity of infants referred to them for audiologic assessment;
(b) the referring person or health care facility;
(c) the birthing facility in which the infant was born; and
(d) the results of the audiologic assessment of each infant referred to them.
History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 250, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 251, L. 2007.