Monday, June 28, 2010
AB 2072...I Kind of Like It
I can't decide whether I created a ruckus or whether it was already there unnecessarily...could someone please tell me what is wrong with this? I think it's pretty remarkable if you ask me...(thanks for the link:-)) We're lightyears away from anything like this in Italy..
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1. Section 124121 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
(a) Parents of all newborns and infants diagnosed with a hearing loss shall be provided written or electronic information from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders on American Sign Language (ASL), Total Communication, Cued Speech, and Listening and Spoken Language communication options for children with hearing loss, including, but not limited to, information about deaf and hard-of-hearing organizations, agencies and early intervention centers, and educational programs. The information shall be provided:
(1) By an audiologist at a follow up appointment after diagnosis with a hearing loss.
(2) By a local provider for the Early Start Program, provided for pursuant to the California Early Intervention Services Act (Title 14 (commencing with Section 95000) of the Government Code) upon initial contact with the parents of a newborn or infant newly diagnosed with a hearing loss.
(b) Neither the state , nor an audiologist, nor an Early Start Program provider , shall incur any cost for the implementation of this section.
Why all the fuss?