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New Mexico Summary of Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Legislation
Issue Excerpts from Legislation/Rules & Regulations
Year Passed 2001 SENATE BILL 101
Implementation by:
Screening of:
 All Babies Statute: Section 1. NEWBORN HEARING TESTING REQUIRED--DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.--By July 1, 2001, the department of health shall adopt rules to require that all infants born in health facilities licensed by the department shall be screened for hearing sensitivity prior to being discharged. The rules shall also require the testing of any newborns brought to licensed health facilities after birth who have not received a hearing sensitivity screening and notification to the parents of all screened infants of the results of the hearing sensitivity screening.

Source: SB 101, 2001

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Informed Consent by Parents?    
Liability Immunity?    
Parental Objection Exclusion?    

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