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Last Modified: 12/17/2021

State Examples

NCHAM has gathered information from various states regarding how they facilitate the exchange of information with other EHDI stakeholders. Exchanging information between EHDI stakeholders makes it easier for states to connect families with needed services and provide more comprehensive and coordinated care. Click on the topics below to view examples of how state EHDI programs are exchanging information.

NCHAM also welcomes examples from additional states. If you would be willing to share information, please email your documents to so that they can be posted on this page to serve as valuable examples to other states and territories.

Document examples regarding the following topics are available:


Some states have developed their own legislation emphasizing the importance of reporting information to EHDI, as well as to other partners such as primary care providers and early intervention. Click on the following links to learn about legislation in different states.

Memoranda of Agreement

Many states have developed policies with EHDI stakeholders so that they may work closely together. Click on the following links to view documents from individual states outlining their policies. These documents go by many names, such as state memoranda of agreement, memoranda of understanding, and/or joint powers agreement as named by the state.

Coordinated Referral Forms

States have worked together to develop consent forms that reduce the number of individual forms needed to exchange information among providers who play a role in serving families. Click on the links below to learn about individual state’s policies and practices.

Data Sharing and Reporting

Some states have developed forms to expedite the exchange of information among providers, such as forms to report diagnostic results to EHDI. State procedures that describe rules for accessing shared data systems are provided below. Click on the following links to learn about individual state’s policies and practices.

Hearing Screening Results