Public Law 115-71: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2017

By | February 8, 2018
Seal of the US Department of Health and Human Services

Seal of the US Department of Health and Human Services

Revises programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing newborns and infants, including expanding them to include young children.

Official Summary

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.

Passed House
2017-10-03
Passed Senate
2017-09-06
Signed by President
2017-10-18
Became Public Law
2017-10-18

Amendments

Amended in committee.

Sponsors

Original sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH]

Votes

Passed House by voice vote.

Passed Senate by unanimous consent.

Related bill:  HR 1539 (did not pass out of the House)

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