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In AS 47.20.300--47.20.390,
(1) “commissioner” means the commissioner of health and social services;
(2) “department” means the Department of Health and Social Services;
(3) “follow-up care” means all of the following:
(A) services necessary to diagnose and confirm a hearing loss;
(B) ongoing audiological services to monitor hearing;
(C) communication services, including aural rehabilitation, speech, language, social, and psychological services;
(D) support services for the infant and family; and
(E) early intervention services described in 20 U.S.C. 1431--1445 (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), as amended;
(4) Repealed by SLA 2009, ch. 41, § 82, eff. June 21, 2009.
(5) “hearing loss” means a hearing loss of 40 decibels or greater in the frequency region important for speech recognition and comprehension in one or both ears, approximately 500 through 4000 Hz;
(6) “hearing screening” means automated auditory brain stem response, otoacoustic emissions, or other appropriate screening procedure approved by the department;
(7) “infant” means a child 30 days to 24 months old;
(8) “newborn” means a child less than 30 days old;
(9) “parent” means a natural parent, stepparent, adoptive parent, legal guardian, or other legal custodian of the child;
(10) “program” means the newborn and infant hearing, tracking, and intervention screening program established under AS 47.20.310--47.20.390.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alaska Statutes Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions § 47.20.390. Definitions - last updated April 21, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ak/title-47-welfare-social-services-and-institutions/ak-st-sect-47-20-390/
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