|(a) A birthing facility screening provider shall be
a department-certified newborn hearing screening program. A provider
that is not certified is required to refer the infant to a department-certified
newborn hearing screening program.
(b) A birthing facility screening provider shall:
(1) perform the initial hearing screening, or document
why the screening was not performed, in accordance with Texas Health
and Safety Code §47.003;
(2) provide screening results and educational materials
to the parents;
(3) provide screening results to the applicable healthcare
(4) report results in accordance with §37.504
of this subchapter (relating to Required Reporting).
(c) Infants who do not pass the initial hearing screening
must be offered a follow-up screening or referral consistent with
Joint Committee on Infant Hearing guidelines, found at http://www.jcih.org/posstatemts.htm,