2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2-103.4 - Hospital, birthing center to provide for newborn screening for hearing loss.
26:2-103.4 Hospital, birthing center to provide for newborn screening for hearing loss.
4. Every hospital that provides inpatient maternity services and every birthing center licensed in the State pursuant to P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-1 et seq.) shall be required to provide for newborn screening for hearing loss for all newborns born at the facility. The hospital or birthing center shall file a plan with the department, in a manner and on forms prescribed by the commissioner, detailing how the hospital or birthing center will implement the newborn hearing screening requirements established pursuant to this act. The plan shall include, at a minimum, the following:
a.the electrophysiologic screening measure to be performed;
b.the qualifications of the personnel designated to perform the electrophysiologic screening measure;
c.guidelines for the provision of follow-up services for newborns identified as having or being at risk of developing a hearing loss;
d.the educational services to be provided to the parents of newborns identified as having or being at risk for developing a hearing loss; and
e.the protocol to be followed to ensure the confidentiality of any patient identifying information furnished to the department for the purposes of the central registry established pursuant to this act.
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