Newborn Hearing Screening Committee
Health
26-10-6 UCA
4 times per year
4 years
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Active
McVicar, Stephanie
801-584-8215


McStotts, Joyce
801-273-2956


***Please contact the Department of Health for more information about this board***

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.

 

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Positions
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 2/1/2024
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
Ormsby, Sarah Member (ii) one pediatrician 5/15/2020 05/15/2020 5/15/2024
Paxton, Taunya Member (ix) one consumer 5/18/2020 05/18/2020 2/1/2024
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