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Title: Section 69-8.1 - Definitions

Effective Date


Section 69-8.1 Definitions

(a) Administrative officer means the chief executive officer of the hospital, as defined in section 405.3 of this Title.

(b) Audiologic evaluation means the use of physiologic and behavioral procedures to evaluate and diagnose hearing loss.

(c) Hearing problems (hearing loss) shall mean a permanent unilateral or bilateral hearing loss of mild (30 to 40 dB HL) or greater degree in the frequency region (500-4000 Hz) important for speech recognition and comprehension.

(d) Institution caring for infants (facility) means all general hospitals having maternity and infant services or premature infant services as defined in section 405.21 of this Title, primary care hospitals and critical access hospitals as defined in section 407.1 of this Title, birthing centers as defined in section 754.1 of this Title, and midwifery birth centers as defined in section 795.1 of this Title.

(e) Newborn infant (infant) means a minor child who is less than ninety days of age.

(f) Newborn infant hearing screening (infant hearing screening) means the use of an objective electrophysiologic or otoacoustic measurement of the auditory system using equipment approved by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to identify infants at risk for hearing loss.

(g) Parent means a parent by birth or adoption, legal guardian, or any other person legally authorized to consent to medical services for the infant.

(h) Article 28 facility shall mean a health care facility established under article 28 of the Public Health Law.


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