Rule 3701-40-10 | Ohio department of health training and materials.
(A) The director shall provide educational programs for hearing screening coordinators, screeners, audiologists, supervising audiologists, supervising physicians, medical home personnel, data entry personnel, local boards of health, and any other persons identified as responsible for conducting, documenting, and reporting newborn hearing screening information and diagnostic hearing evaluations.
(B) Educational programs may be provided as computer based learning, self study modules, teleconferences on selected topics, or classroom experiential training at the discretion of the director.
(C) The director shall provide training for personnel including the following:
(1) The significance of universal newborn hearing screening, risk factors for hearing loss, and the importance of diagnostic hearing evaluations and early intervention for infants with hearing loss,
(2) Joint committee on infant hearing position statements, principles, and guidelines,
(3) Conveying culturally appropriate messages to families about the importance of screening, diagnostic hearing evaluations for non-pass screening results, early intervention for hearing loss, and developmental milestones for speech and language acquisition,
(4) Documenting and completing paper and electronic records, including quality assurance activities, and
(5) Requirements for reporting hearing screenings and diagnostic hearing evaluation results.
(D) The director shall make written materials available to hospitals, birth facilities, audiologists and local boards of health as follows:
(1) Culturally appropriate information for parents and caregivers of infants on the importance of hearing screening, diagnostic hearing evaluation, early intervention, and speech and language acquisition milestones, and
(2) A listing of pediatric audiology facilities and healthcare facilities where hearing screenings and diagnostic hearing evaluations are conducted.