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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Newborn Hearing Screening Program; Change in Reporting Requirements

[48 Pa.B. 2900]
[Saturday, May 12, 2018]

 The Infant Hearing Education, Assessment, Reporting and Referral (IHEARR) Act (11 P.S. §§ 876-1—876-9) requires facilities to report, in a manner prescribed by the Department of Health (Department), the number of newborns and infants screened for hearing and the results of the screening to the Newborn Hearing Screening Program, overseen by the Department's Division of Newborn Screening and Genetics.

 The purpose of this notice is to announce a change in the method of reporting monthly aggregate data. As of July 1, 2018, the submission of monthly hearing screening aggregate reports mailed, faxed or e-mailed paper forms will be discontinued for all submitters utilizing iCMS to report hearing screening data.

 Midwives who have obtained exemption from iCMS reporting based on Internet availability will still be required to submit a monthly aggregate report.

 For additional information, contact Stacey Gustin, Program Manager, Division of Newborn Screening and Genetics, (717) 783-8143 or for speech and/or hearing impaired persons, call the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).

RACHEL L. LEVINE, MD, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-748. Filed for public inspection May 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]



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