About the EHDI Program

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The EHDI-MS was established in Mississippi by legislation passed in 1997 (MS Code 41-90). This legislation requires all birthing hospitals in Mississippi to participate in universal newborn screening for hearing loss. Results of these screenings must be reported to the EHDI-MS for follow-up and support.

The law was amended in 2001 to ensure the results of diagnostic evaluations for babies who referred on their final hearing screening were also reported to the EHDI-MS for follow-up and support. The legislation further established an EHDI Advisory Committee (EHDI-AC) of stakeholders across the state, including leaders of other MSDH programs, health care providers, early intervention providers, and families, to advise and assist the MSDH about the EHDI-MS and to provide an annual report to the State Interagency Coordinating Council for Early Intervention their recommendations for serving infants and toddlers with hearing loss and their families.

Last reviewed on Oct 2, 2023 request edits
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