Alaska Statutes.
Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
Chapter 20. Special Services For Certain Children
Section 330. Intervention Program.
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AS 47.20.330. Intervention Program.

(a) The department shall establish guidelines for the provision of follow-up care for newborn and infant children in the state who have been identified as having or being at risk of developing a hearing loss. The services recommended must include appropriate follow-up care for newborns and infants with abnormal or inconclusive screening results, such as diagnostic evaluation, referral, and coordination of early intervention service programs if the newborn or infant is found to have a hearing loss.

(b) The parents of all newborns and infants diagnosed with a hearing loss, as reported to the department, shall be provided by the department with written information on the availability of follow-up care through community resources and government agencies, including those provided in accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1400 - 1491 (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), as amended. Information provided by the department must include listings of local and statewide nonprofit deaf and hard of hearing consumer-based organizations, parent support organizations affiliated with deafness, counseling and educational services, and programs offered through the department and the Department of Education and Early Development.

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