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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 80. Regulations for Administration of the Virginia Hearing Impairment Identification and Monitoring System

12VAC5-80-95. Responsibilities of persons providing audiological services after discharge.

Persons who provide audiological services and who determine that a child has failed to pass a hearing screening, was not successfully tested, or has a hearing loss shall:

1. Provide the screening or evaluation results, either in writing or in an electronically secure manner, to the parent or guardian and to the child's primary health care provider;

2. Send a report including screening methodology, test results, diagnosis, and recommendations to the department, in a manner devised by the department, which may be electronic, within two weeks of the visit;

3. Provide information to the parent or guardian about and offer referral for the child to local early intervention or education programs, including the Part C program; and

4. Give resource information to the parent or guardian of any child who is found to have a hearing loss, including but not limited to the degrees and effects of hearing loss, communication options, amplification options, the importance of medical follow up, and agencies and organizations, including the Part C program, that provide services to children with hearing loss and their families.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-64.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 16, Issue 16, eff. July 1, 2000; amended, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 5, eff. December 6, 2013.

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