Revises programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing newborns and infants, including expanding them to include young children.
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2017
This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to revise programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing newborns and infants, including to expand the programs to include young children. The programs are reauthorized through FY2022. Health Resources and Services Administration support for the education and training of personnel and health care providers for such programs is expanded to include education and training of family members.
Amended in committee.
Original sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH]
Passed House by voice vote.
Passed Senate by unanimous consent.
Related bill: HR 1539 (did not pass out of the House)