37.57.415 AUDIOLOGISTS - REPORTING OF AUDIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS TO DEPARTMENT - PARENTAL CONSENT FOR REFERRAL TO THE MONTANA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND
(1) Each licensed audiologist to whom an infant is referred for audiological assessment following a newborn hearing screening shall file a report with the department each month regarding the results of the infant's audiological assessment. The report shall be filed using the department's designated reporting software. The audiologist shall enter and report the following information by the 15th day of each month for each infant assessed during the previous month:
(a) the newborn's full name, date of birth, gender, mother's maiden name, and the location of the newborn's birth;
(b) the name and address of the hospital or health care facility in which the baby was born or transferred to or the name and address of the health care provider attending the birth;
(c) complete audiological assessment results for the newborn, including current hearing status.
(2) Each licensed audiologist to whom an infant is referred for audiological assessment following newborn hearing screening shall request written authorization from the infant's parents for the audiologist to provide the infant's identifying information and test results to the department for subsequent referral for intervention services to the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind.
(a) Authorization shall be obtained on authorization forms approved and provided by the department.
(b) The audiologist shall submit a copy of the signed authorization form to the department by facsimile or as a scanned electronic attachment within three days of the date it is signed.
History: 53-19-402, MCA; IMP, 53-19-404, MCA; NEW, 2008 MAR p. 171, Eff. 2/1/08.