(A) A hearing screening conducted under rule 3701-40-02 of the Administrative Code shall be conducted under the direction of an audiologist or physician or in collaboration with a physician. For purposes of this rule,"In collaboration with a physician" means pursuant to a formal arrangement between the individual conducting the screening and the physician responsible for the coordination of the facility's hearing screening program. When the hearing screening is conducted in collaboration with a physician, the arrangement must provide that the physician is available in person or readily and continuously available to interactively communicate with the individual conducting the screening.
(B) Any individual conducting hearing screenings must complete training addressing at a minimum the following topics:
(1) The significance of and rationale for universal newborn hearing screening;
(2) Reasons for a "non-passing" result and the need for further screening and evaluation;
(3) Conveying information to parents, guardians or custodians in a culturally competent manner; and
(4) Usage of hearing screening equipment to include hands-on-training, competency evaluation, skills demonstration and written testing.
(C) All training of individuals conducted pursuant to this paragraph shall be documented and made available to the director upon request.