Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 47.004
Certification of Screening Programs


The executive commissioner shall establish certification criteria for implementing a program.


In order to be certified, the program must:


provide hearing screening using equipment recommended by the department;


use appropriate staff to provide the screening;


maintain and report data electronically as required by department rule;


distribute family, health care provider, and physician educational materials standardized by the department;


provide information, as recommended by the department, to the parents on follow-up services for newborns and infants who do not pass the screening; and


be supervised by:


a physician;


an audiologist;


a registered nurse; or


a physician assistant.


The department may certify a program that meets and maintains the certification criteria.


The department may renew the certification of a program on a periodic basis as established by department rule in order to ensure quality services to newborns, infants, and families.


A fee may not be charged to certify or recertify a program.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1347, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1273 (H.B. 411), Sec. 8, eff. June 17, 2011.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.0171, eff. April 2, 2015.

Source: Section 47.004 — Certification of Screening Programs, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­47.­htm#47.­004 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 47.004’s source at texas​.gov