American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

New Mexico State Hearing Screening Requirements for Newborns and School-Aged Children

The following information summarizes hearing screening programs for newborns and school-aged children.

The information has been collected by researching individual state statutes, regulations, policy documents, and by contacting each state. The information is reviewed on an annual basis. Please be advised that regulations and policy may change at any time, so always check with your state for the most up-to-date information.

Newborn Screening

Screening

Infants born in health facilities licensed by the Department of Health shall be screened for hearing sensitivity prior to being discharged.

Intervention

Intervention is not addressed by laws/regulations.

Standards/Protocols

Standards and protocols are not addressed by laws/regulations.

Tracking/Reporting

Tracking and reporting is not addressed by laws/regulations.

School-Age Screening

New Mexico laws/regulations do not require school-age hearing screenings.

Resources

For further information on hearing screening requirements, visit this website:

Newborn Screening Statute: N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-1-6.1

Questions regarding state advocacy issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.

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