An Act To Enhance the Newborn Hearing Program
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §8824, first ¶, as enacted by PL 1999, c. 647, §2, is amended to read:
The department is authorized to implement a tracking system that provides the information necessary to effectively plan and , establish and evaluate a comprehensive system of developmentally appropriate services for newborn children and infants and children up to 3 years of age who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and to ensure that all families are given information regarding the availability of hearing screening for their infants. The services must be designed to reduce the likelihood of associated disabling conditions for these children. The tracking system must be integrated with any national database or similar system developed by the Federal Government.
Sec. 2. 22 MRSA §8824, sub-§1, as enacted by PL 1999, c. 647, §2, is amended to read: