3701-40-03 Requirements for boards of health.

(A) Each board of health registrar, upon notification of the birth of a newborn or infant born in the area served by the board, who is not born in a hospital or freestanding birthing center, shall, within ten business days of the receipt of notification:

(1) Distribute the printed information prepared by the director in accordance with paragraph (D) of rule 3701-40-10 of the Administrative Code, to the parent, guardian, or custodian of every newborn or infant whose birth is registered by the board of health, including

(a) Information about hearing loss; and

(b) A list of audiology facilities where newborn hearing screenings and/or evaluations are conducted within a sixty mile radius of the family's home.

(2) Obtain a signature from the parent, guardian, or custodian of every newborn or infant whose birth is registered at the board of health, using the form prepared by the director, indicating that they have received the printed information and list of audiologists.

(3) If the parent, guardian, or custodian refuses to sign the form, the board of health shall document the refusal to sign the form in the signature space.

(B) Each board of health shall annually report to the director in a format prescribed by the director:

(1) The number of newborns registered;

(2) The number of parents, guardians, or custodians receiving the printed materials and list of audiologists; and

(3) The number of parents, guardians, or custodians who signed that the information was received.

Replaces: 3701-40-03, 3701-40-08

Effective: 11/12/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3701.508
Rule Amplifies: 3701.506 , 3701.509
Prior Effective Dates: 2/1/2003, 5/19/08