(A) To assist in implementing sections 3701.503 to 3701.509 of the Revised Code, the medically handicapped children's medical advisory council created in section 3701.025 of the Revised Code shall appoint a permanent infant hearing screening subcommittee. The subcommittee shall consist of the following members:
(1) One otolaryngologist;
(2) One neonatologist;
(3) One pediatrician;
(4) One neurologist;
(5) One hospital administrator;
(6) Two or more audiologists who are experienced in infant hearing screening and evaluation;
(7) One speech-language pathologist licensed under section 4753.07 of the Revised Code;
(8) Two persons who are each a parent of a hearing-impaired child;
(9) One geneticist;
(10) One epidemiologist;
(11) One adult who is deaf or hearing impaired;
(12) One representative from an organization for the deaf or hearing impaired;
(13) One family advocate;
(14) One nurse from a well-baby neonatal nursery;
(15) One nurse from a special care neonatal nursery;
(16) One teacher of the deaf who works with infants and toddlers;
(17) One representative of the health insurance industry;
(18) One representative of the bureau for children with medical handicaps;
(19) One representative of the department of education;
(20) One representative of the department of medicaid;
(21) Any other person the advisory council appoints.
(B) The infant hearing subcommittee shall:
(1) Consult with the director of health regarding the administration of sections 3701.503 to 3701.509 of the Revised Code;
(2) Advise and make recommendations regarding proposed rules prior to their adoption by the director under section 3701.508 of the Revised Code;
(3) Consult with the director of health and advise and make recommendations regarding program development and implementation under sections 3701.503 to 3701.509 of the Revised Code, including all of the following:
(a) Establishment under section 3701.504 of the Revised Code of the statewide hearing screening, tracking, and early intervention program to identify newborn and infant hearing impairment;
(b) Identification of locations where hearing evaluations may be conducted;
(c) Recommendations for methods and techniques of hearing screening and hearing evaluation;
(d) Referral, data recording and compilation, and procedures to encourage follow-up hearing care;
(e) Maintenance of a register of newborns and infants who do not pass the hearing screening;
(f) Preparation of the information required by section 3701.506 of the Revised Code.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.
Effective Date: 08-01-2002 .
Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.39, SB 171, §4 .