SB 160 (BR 1476) - D. Harper Angel, J. Denton
AN ACT relating to childhood hearing loss.
Amend KRS 211.645 to define "permanent childhood hearing loss" and "infant at high risk for late onset, progressive hearing loss, or both"; amend KRS 211.647 to require the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs to establish standards for infant audiological assessment and diagnostic centers based on national standards; require the commission to maintain a list of approved centers; require approval centers to agree to provide data to the commission; amend KRS 216.2970 to include approved audiological assessment and diagnostic centers on the list of those receiving an auditory screening report indicating a finding of potential hearing loss; amend KRS 213.046 to include approved audiological assessment and diagnostic centers as a source of an auditory screening for births occuring outside an institution.
SB 160 - AMENDMENTS
SCS - Retain original provisions of the bill except delete the term "infant at high risk for late onset, progressive hearing loss, or both"; amend the term "auditory screening report" to include risk factors related to a child becoming deaf or hard of hearing or having progressively worsening hearing.
Feb 13-introduced in Senate; to Health & Welfare (S)
Mar 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 10-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 10, 2009; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in House
Mar 11-to Health & Welfare (H); posting waived; posted in committee; reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Mar 12-2nd reading, to Rules