3701-40-05 Qualifications of personnel conducting hearing screenings.

(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 an audiologist or physician.

(B) Any individual conducting hearing screenings must complete annual 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 in accordance with written materials prepared by the director; and

(4) Usage of hearing screening equipment to include hands-on-training with newborns, competency evaluation, skills demonstration and written testing.

(C) All training of individuals conducted pursuant to this paragraph shall be completed prior to the administration of a hearing screening and on an annual basis thereafter and made available to the director upon request.

Effective: 11/12/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/16/2013 and 11/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3701.508
Rule Amplifies: 3701.505 , 3701.508
Prior Effective Dates: 2/1/2003, 5/19/2008