3701.506 Preparing and distributing of information concerning hearing loss.

The department of health shall prepare and distribute to all hospitals and freestanding birthing centers required to provide hearing screenings under the program established under section 3701.504 of the Revised Code and each board of health, information describing factors or conditions of hearing loss and the effect of such a loss on an infant or child's language development, and information on the importance of hearing screening, hearing evaluation, early intervention, and follow-up care for newborns and infants. This information shall be updated as the department determines necessary.

Each hospital or freestanding birthing center shall provide the parent, guardian, or custodian of each newborn or infant born in the hospital or freestanding birthing center with the information prepared by the department pursuant to this section.

Each board of health shall provide the parent, guardian, or custodian of each newborn or infant born in the area served by the board who is not born in a hospital or freestanding birthing center with the information prepared by the department pursuant to this section.

Cite as R.C. § 3701.506

History. Effective Date: 08-01-2002