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Kansas Summary of Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Legislation
Issue Excerpts from Legislation/Rules & Regulations
Year Passed 1999  HB 2362
Implementation by:
Not Specified   
Screening of:
All Babies Statute: Sec. 1 (b) Every child born in the state of Kansas, within three to five days for normal births and five to eight days for premature births following birth, unless a different time period is medically indicated, shall be given a screening examination for detection of significant hearing loss. The screening shall be conducted in accordance with accepted medical practices and in the manner prescribed by the secretary of health and environment.

Source: House Bill No. 2362

Advisory Committee
Covered Benefit of Health Insurance?    
Report to
State DOH
Provision of
Informed Consent by Parents? Yes Statute: Sec.1 (c) Informed consent of parents shall be obtained and if any parent or guardian of a child objects to the mandatory examination for detection of significant hearing loss the child is exempt from subsection (b) of this section.

Source: House Bill No. 2362

Liability Immunity?    
Parental Objection Exclusion?    

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