(a) Any person who has a deaf child under the person's control and who violates any
provision of § 8-3A-02 of this subtitle is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine
not exceeding $5 for each offense.
Deaf children absented unlawfully from school
(b) Any person who induces or attempts to induce a deaf child to be absent unlawfully
from school, or who employs or harbors a deaf child who is absent unlawfully from
school, while the school is in session, is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction
is subject to a fine not exceeding $50 for each offense.
Enforcement of section
(c)(1) Before a State's Attorney enforces this section, the State's Attorney shall
have the child examined by two physicians to determine whether the child is unable
to progress satisfactorily on account of the child's hearing impairment or from some
(2) One of the physicians shall be an appropriate specialist.
(3) If the examination by the physicians indicates that the failure to progress satisfactorily
in school is due to a hearing impairment, the State's Attorney shall enforce the provisions
of this section.
(4) These medical examinations shall be paid for by the county in which the child
who is examined resides.
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