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Amended General Session 2018
26-10-6. Testing of newborn infants.
5) (a) There is established the Newborn Hearing Screening Committee.
(b) The committee shall advise the department on:
(i) the validity and cost of newborn infant hearing loss testing procedures; and
(ii) rules promulgated by the department to implement this section.
(c) The committee shall be composed of at least 11 members appointed by the executive director, including:
(i) one representative of the health insurance industry;
(ii) one pediatrician;
(iii) one family practitioner;
(iv) one ear, nose, and throat specialist nominated by the Utah Medical Association;
(v) two audiologists nominated by the Utah Speech-Language-Hearing Association;
(vi) one representative of hospital neonatal nurseries;
(vii) one representative of the Early Intervention Baby Watch Program administered by the department;
(viii) one public health nurse;
(ix) one consumer; and
(x) the executive director or the executive director's designee.
(d) Of the initial members of the committee, the executive director shall appoint as nearly as possible half to two-year terms and half to four-year terms. Thereafter, appointments shall be for four-year terms except:
(i) for those members who have been appointed to complete an unexpired term; and
(ii) as necessary to ensure that as nearly as possible the terms of half the appointments expire every two years.
(e) A majority of the members constitute a quorum, and a vote of the majority of the members present constitutes an action of the committee.
(f) The committee shall appoint a chairman from the committee's membership.
(g) The committee shall meet at least quarterly.
(h) A member may not receive compensation or benefits for the member's service, but may receive per diem and travel expenses in accordance with:
(i) Section 63A-3-106;
(ii) Section 63A-3-107; and
(iii) rules made by the Division of Finance pursuant to Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107.
(i) The department shall provide staff for the committee.
(6) Before implementing the test required by Subsection (1)(d), the department shall conduct a pilot program for testing newborns for critical congenital heart defects using pulse oximetry. The pilot program shall include the development of:
(a) appropriate oxygen saturation levels that would indicate a need for further medical follow-up; and
(b) the best methods for implementing the pulse oximetry screening in newborn care units.
|Board member||Type||Qualification||Original Appointment||Current Appointment||Expiration|
|Baird, Kevin||Member||(v) one of two audiologists nominated by the Utah Speech-Language-Hearing Association;||2/1/2017||02/01/2017||2/1/2021|
|Bunker, Michelle||Member||PCH: Manager of Audiology Services||12/5/2018||12/05/2018||12/5/2022|
|Christensen, Eric||Member||UDOH, Integrated Services Program||8/16/2018||08/16/2018||8/16/2022|
|Eden, Susanna||Member||Office of Home Visiting||8/15/2019||08/15/2019||8/15/2023|
|Frail, Charlene||Member||(i) one representative of the health insurance industry||2/1/2016||02/01/2016||2/1/2020|
|Furner, Christopher D.||Member||Utah Women, Infant's & Children Program||8/16/2018||08/16/2018||8/16/2022|
|Hintze, Eliza||Member||(vii) one representative of the Early Intervention Baby Watch Program administered by the department||5/1/2018||05/01/2018||5/1/2022|
|Huffman, Todd||Member||(v) two of two audiologists nominated by the Utah Speech-Language-Hearing Association;||2/1/2017||02/01/2017||2/1/2021|
|Johnson, Adrienne B.||Member||Audiology Consultant||10/1/2018||10/01/2018||10/1/2022|
|Miller, Karin H.||Member||(viii) one public health nurse||6/25/2019||06/25/2019||6/25/2023|
|Morgan, Stephanie M.||Member||USDB Parent Infant Program||9/13/2018||09/13/2018||9/13/2022|
|Munoz, Karen F.||Member||National Center for Hearing Assessment & Management Representative||8/16/2018||08/16/2018||8/16/2022|
|Nelson, John||Member||(x) the executive director or his designee||5/1/2017||05/01/2017||5/1/2021|
|Olney, Candice||Member||Deaf or Hard of Hearing Individual||9/13/2018||09/13/2018||9/13/2022|
|Paxton, Taunya||Member||(ix) one consumer||2/1/2016||02/01/2016||2/1/2020|
|Randall, Harper||Member||Medicaid Representative||12/1/2019||12/01/2019||11/1/2023|
|Schramm, Jordan||Member||(iv) one ear, nose, and throat specialist nominated by the Utah Medical Association||6/24/2019||06/24/2019||6/24/2023|
|Smith, Suzanne||Member||Out of Hospital Birth/Midwife Representative||8/16/2018||08/16/2018||8/16/2022|
|Vicory, Jillanne C.||Member||Utah Hospital Association Liaison||10/30/2018||10/30/2018||10/30/2022|
|Waite, Lara||Member||Audiology Representative||11/26/2018||11/26/2018||11/26/2022|
|White, Karl R.||Member||NCHAM Project Coordinator/Uah EHDI||10/1/2018||10/01/2018||10/1/2022|
|Zaelit, Delayna D.||Member||Early Head Start Representative||9/13/2018||09/13/2018||9/13/2022|
|Zinkhan, Erin||Member||(vi) one representative of hospital neonatal nurseries||12/1/2017||12/01/2019||12/1/2023|