(A) Each hospital and freestanding birthing center required to conduct a hearing screening on a newborn or infant in accordance with rule 3701-40-02 of the Administrative Code shall, before discharge, conduct a hearing screening on each ear of every newborn or infant born in a hospital or freestanding birthing center through the use of a physiologic test. The equipment used for screening must be capable of giving reliable results, maintained in good working order and calibrated per manufacturer's guidelines. Screening methods include, but are not limited to, automated auditory brainstem evoked response screening and otoacoustic emission screening.
(B) If the hospital and freestanding birthing center conducts a second screening on a newborn or infant, the second screening must also be a physiological test and must be completed prior to discharge. If the first screening was an otoacoustic emission screening, the second screening method shall be an auditory brainstem response (ABR) measurement, if available.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/01/2008 and 01/01/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3701.508
Rule Amplifies: 3701.504, 3701.505, 3701.508
Prior Effective Dates: 2/1/2003