AB 2072 - An Act to Add Sections 124121 and 124122 to the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Public Health.

Hearing screening: resources and services. 2009-2010 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law, the Newborn and Infant Hearing Screening, Tracking, and Intervention Act, requires every general acute care hospital with licensed perinatal services to offer every newborn a hearing screening test for the identification of hearing loss, as specified, and provide written information on the availability of community resources and services for children with hearing loss to the parents… More
Existing law, the Newborn and Infant Hearing Screening, Tracking, and Intervention Act, requires every general acute care hospital with licensed perinatal services to offer every newborn a hearing screening test for the identification of hearing loss, as specified, and provide written information on the availability of community resources and services for children with hearing loss to the parents of those who are diagnosed with a hearing loss.

Existing law, the California Early Intervention Services Act, commonly known as the Early Start Program, provides various early intervention services for infants and toddlers who have disabilities to enhance their development and to minimize the potential for developmental delays.

This bill would also require that the State Department of Education develop an informational pamphlet, as specified, for newborns and infants identified as deaf or hard of hearing, that is about visual and auditory communication and language options and that would help a parent make informed decisions for his or her child. This bill would require the department to convene an advisory stakeholder panel, composed as prescribed, to develop and revise the informational pamphlet, as specified, until January 1, 2017. This bill would require that the informational pamphlet be provided to parents of all newborns and infants identified as deaf or hard of hearing by an audiologist immediately upon identification of a newborn or infant as deaf or hard of hearing, and by a local provider for the Early Start Program upon initial contact with the parents of a newborn or infant newly identified as deaf or hard of hearing. This bill would require the audiologist to note in the newborn’s or infant’s record that the parent has received the informational pamphlet and, during the course of evaluation and treatment, to inform and counsel the parent of all available communication options. This bill would require the informational pamphlet to be made available in Cantonese, English, Spanish, and Vietnamese, and be made available on the department’s Internet Web site, as prescribed.

This bill would provide that these provisions would be implemented only upon determination by the Director of Finance that sufficient donations have been collected and deposited into the Language and Communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Fund, which this bill would create in the State Treasury, and upon the appropriation of that fund. This bill would provide that no state funds shall be used to implement these provisions.

This bill would also state the intent of the Legislature that every newborn or infant who does not pass his or her preliminary hearing screening test receive a followup hearing screening no later than 3 months of age, and that the Legislature strongly encourages the State Department of Health Care Services to work toward this goal. Hide
 
Status:
This bill was passed by both houses and vetoed by the Governor. It did not become law
Senate Committee on Health Vote: Do pass as amended.

PASSED on June 23, 2010.

voted YES: 5 voted NO: 1
3 voted present/not voting

An Act to Add Sections 124121 and 124122 to the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Public Health.

AB 2072 — 2009-2010 Legislature

Summary
Existing law, the Newborn and Infant Hearing Screening, Tracking, and Intervention Act, requires every general acute care hospital with licensed perinatal services to offer every newborn a hearing screening test for the identification of hearing loss, as specified, and provide written information on the availability of community resources and services for children with hearing loss to the parents of those who are diagnosed with a hearing loss.

Existing law, the California Early Intervention Services Act, commonly known as the Early Start Program, provides various early intervention services for infants and toddlers who have disabilities to enhance their development and to minimize the potential for developmental delays.

This bill would also require that the State Department of Education develop an informational pamphlet, as specified, for newborns and infants identified as deaf or hard of hearing, that is about visual and auditory communication and language options and that would help a parent make informed decisions for his or her child. This bill would require the department to convene an advisory stakeholder panel, composed as prescribed, to develop and… More
Existing law, the Newborn and Infant Hearing Screening, Tracking, and Intervention Act, requires every general acute care hospital with licensed perinatal services to offer every newborn a hearing screening test for the identification of hearing loss, as specified, and provide written information on the availability of community resources and services for children with hearing loss to the parents of those who are diagnosed with a hearing loss.

Existing law, the California Early Intervention Services Act, commonly known as the Early Start Program, provides various early intervention services for infants and toddlers who have disabilities to enhance their development and to minimize the potential for developmental delays.

This bill would also require that the State Department of Education develop an informational pamphlet, as specified, for newborns and infants identified as deaf or hard of hearing, that is about visual and auditory communication and language options and that would help a parent make informed decisions for his or her child. This bill would require the department to convene an advisory stakeholder panel, composed as prescribed, to develop and revise the informational pamphlet, as specified, until January 1, 2017. This bill would require that the informational pamphlet be provided to parents of all newborns and infants identified as deaf or hard of hearing by an audiologist immediately upon identification of a newborn or infant as deaf or hard of hearing, and by a local provider for the Early Start Program upon initial contact with the parents of a newborn or infant newly identified as deaf or hard of hearing. This bill would require the audiologist to note in the newborn’s or infant’s record that the parent has received the informational pamphlet and, during the course of evaluation and treatment, to inform and counsel the parent of all available communication options. This bill would require the informational pamphlet to be made available in Cantonese, English, Spanish, and Vietnamese, and be made available on the department’s Internet Web site, as prescribed.

This bill would provide that these provisions would be implemented only upon determination by the Director of Finance that sufficient donations have been collected and deposited into the Language and Communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Fund, which this bill would create in the State Treasury, and upon the appropriation of that fund. This bill would provide that no state funds shall be used to implement these provisions.

This bill would also state the intent of the Legislature that every newborn or infant who does not pass his or her preliminary hearing screening test receive a followup hearing screening no later than 3 months of age, and that the Legislature strongly encourages the State Department of Health Care Services to work toward this goal. Hide
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Title
An Act to Add Sections 124121 and 124122 to the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Public Health.
Author(s)
Tony Mendoza
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Hearing screening: resources and services
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/18/2010
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Health4/20/2010
    Passed Assembly4/29/2010
    Passed Senate Committee on Health6/23/2010
    Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/09/2010
    Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/12/2010
    Passed Senate8/24/2010
    Passed Assembly8/27/2010
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/09/2010
    Vetoed by Governor9/29/2010
    Vetoed by Governor9/29/2010
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteAssembly Committee on HealthDo pass as amended.4/20/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Health
    10 voted YES 4 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 2072 MENDOZA Assembly Third Reading4/29/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
    57 voted YES 7 voted NO 15 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenate Committee on HealthDo pass as amended.6/23/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Health
    5 voted YES 1 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on Appropriations Suspense file.8/09/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
    10 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.8/12/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
    10 voted YES 1 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB2072 Mendoza By Alquist8/24/2010This bill PASSED the Senate
    23 voted YES 11 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 2072 MENDOZA Concurrence in Senate Amendments8/27/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
    72 voted YES 2 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/18/2010
    2/18/2010Read first time. To print.
    2/19/2010From printer. May be heard in committee March 21.
    3/04/2010Referred to Com. on HEALTH.
    4/05/2010From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
    4/13/2010In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author. From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended.
    4/14/2010Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
    select this voteVote4/20/2010Do pass as amended.
    4/26/2010From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 10. Noes 4.) (April 20).
    4/27/2010Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
    4/28/2010Read second time. To third reading.
    4/29/2010Read third time, passed, and to Senate. (Ayes 57. Noes 7. Page 4937.)
    4/29/2010In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage4/29/2010AB 2072 MENDOZA Assembly Third Reading
    5/13/2010Referred to Com. on HEALTH.
    6/09/2010From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
    6/16/2010In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
    currently selectedVote6/23/2010Do pass as amended.
    7/15/2010From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 1.) (June 23).
    8/02/2010Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
    8/03/2010Re-referred to Com. on APPR. pursuant to Joint Rule 10.5.
    8/09/2010In committee: Placed on APPR suspense file.
    select this voteVote8/09/2010Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.
    select this voteVote8/12/2010Do pass as amended.
    8/16/2010From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 10. Noes 1.) (August 12).
    8/17/2010Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
    8/20/2010Read third time, amended. To second reading.
    8/23/2010Read second time. To third reading.
    8/24/2010Read third time, passed, and to Assembly. (Ayes 23. Noes 11. Page 4847.)
    8/24/2010In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 26 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage8/24/2010Assembly 3rd Reading AB2072 Mendoza By Alquist
    8/25/2010Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Page 6644.)
    8/26/2010Passed on file.
    8/27/2010Senate amendments concurred in. To enrollment. (Ayes 72. Noes 2. Page 6778.)
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/27/2010AB 2072 MENDOZA Concurrence in Senate Amendments
    9/09/2010Enrolled and to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
    Vetoed9/29/2010Vetoed by Governor.

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    supported this motion

    State & local government employee unions [About]
    Other non-physician health practitioners [About]
    Hospitals [About]
    Children's rights (split) [About]
    Education (split) [About]
    Health & welfare policy (split) [About]
    Schools & colleges (split) [About]
    2% more
    $201,500
    $48,050
    $52,800
    $302,350
    $66,191
    $6,500
    $118,050
    $46,800
    $0
    $0
    $10,250
    $32,350
    $3,600
    $3,500
    $9,020
    $0
    $1,550
    $297,811
    7 Organizations Supported and 31 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    An Act to Add Sections 124121 and 124122 to the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Public Health.: Do pass as amended.

    7 organizations supported this motion

    Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 23). Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 26, 2010, from California Senate.
    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 23). Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 26, 2010, from California Senate.
    California Academy of Audiology
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Association of Private Special Education Schools
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Hospital Association
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 23). Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 26, 2010, from California Senate.
    California Lutheran University
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 23). Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 26, 2010, from California Senate.
    Children's Specialty Care Coalition
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 23). Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 26, 2010, from California Senate.

    31 organizations opposed this motion

    Alliance for Language and Literacy for Deaf Children
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Alternative Solutions Center
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    American Society for Deaf Children
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    ASL Presents
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Asl Rose
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Association of the Deaf
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 23). Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 26, 2010, from California Senate.
    California Deaf Newborn Identification & Advocacy Stakeholder Coalition
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Educators of the Deaf
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Medical Association
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 22). Bill Analysis AB 2072 6-22-2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010, from Leg Info.
    Center On Deaf Inland Empire Community
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Coalition Of Individuals With Individuals With Cochlear Implants
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Convo Communications
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center, Inc.
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Deaf Bilingual Coalition
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Deaf Children First
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Deaf Counseling Advocacy & Referral Agency
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Deaf Hope
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Deafhood Yoga
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    IMPACT
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    National Asian Deaf Congress
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    National Center On Deafness, California State University Northridge
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Norcal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Orange County Deaf Equal Access Foundation
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Parent Links
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 23). Bill Analysis. Retrieved September 10, 2010, from California Senate.
    Sacramento Valley Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Signs For Intelligence Llc
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Silicon Valley Independent Living Center
    Senate Health Committee (2010, June 23). Bill Analysis. Retrieved August 26, 2010, from California Senate.
    Special Education Local Plan Area Administrators
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Tri-County GLAD
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Western Interpreting Network
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 22). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Sam AanestadRCA-4$18,900$16,600Yes
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$38,700$31,819Yes
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$33,850$9,000Not Voting
    Dave CoxRCA-1$4,500$11,900Not Voting
    Mark LenoDCA-3$71,000$43,819Yes
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$43,150$38,754Yes
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$46,300$29,850Yes
    Gloria RomeroDCA-24$14,100$16,720No
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$31,850$99,348Not Voting

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Sam AanestadRCA-4$18,900$16,600Yes
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$38,700$31,819Yes
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$33,850$9,000Not Voting
    Dave CoxRCA-1$4,500$11,900Not Voting
    Mark LenoDCA-3$71,000$43,819Yes
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$43,150$38,754Yes
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$46,300$29,850Yes
    Gloria RomeroDCA-24$14,100$16,720No
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$31,850$99,348Not Voting

    Interest Groups that supported this motion

    $ Donated
    State & local government employee unions$201,500
    Other non-physician health practitioners$52,800
    Hospitals$48,050
    Health & welfare policy$15,026
    Education$15,000
    Children's rights$6,600
    Schools & colleges$6,525

    Interest Groups that opposed this motion

    $ Donated
    Physicians$118,050
    Nursing homes$66,191
    Health care services$46,800
    Electronics manufacturing & services$32,350
    Health & welfare policy$15,026
    Education$15,000
    Public school teachers, administrators & officials$10,250
    Nonprofit foundations$9,020
    Children's rights$6,600
    Schools & colleges$6,525
    Health, education & human resources$6,500
    Services$3,600
    Minority & ethnic groups$3,500
    Gay & lesbian rights and issues$1,550
    Human rights$0
    Mental health services$0
    Printing, publishing & allied industries$0
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