2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2-103.2 - Definitions relative to universal newborn hearing screening.


NJ Rev Stat § 26:2-103.2 (2013) What's This?

26:2-103.2 Definitions relative to universal newborn hearing screening.

2.As used in this act:

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Health.

"Department" means the Department of Health.

"Electrophysiologic screening measures" means the electrical result of the application of physiologic agents and includes, but is not limited to, the procedures currently known as Auditory Brainstem Response testing (ABR) and Otoacoustic Emissions testing (OAE) and any other procedure adopted by regulation by the commissioner.

"Hearing loss" means a hearing loss of 30dB or greater in the frequency region important for speech recognition and comprehension in one or both ears, which is approximately 500 through 4000 Hz., except that the commissioner may adopt a standard which establishes a less severe hearing loss, as appropriate.

"Newborn" means a child up to 28 days old.

"Parent" means a biological parent, stepparent, adoptive parent, legal guardian, or other legal custodian of a child.

L.2001, c.373, s.2; amended 2012, c.17, s.112.


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