- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
- Chapter 20. Special Services For Certain Children
- Section 390. Definitions.
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AS 47.20.390. Definitions.
In AS 47.20.300 - 47.20.390,
- (1) "commissioner" means the commissioner of health and social services;
- (2) "department" means the Department of Health and Social Services;
- (3) "follow-up care" means all of the following:
- (A) services necessary to diagnose and confirm a hearing loss;
- (B) ongoing audiological services to monitor hearing;
- (C) communication services, including aural rehabilitation, speech, language, social, and psychological services;
- (D) support services for the infant and family; and
- (E) early intervention services described in 20 U.S.C. 1431 - 1445 (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act),
- (4) "health care insurer" means an entity regulated by the director of insurance, Department of Commerce,
Community, and Economic Development, and includes a health, hospital, or medical service plan corporation, and a health maintenance
- (5) "hearing loss" means a hearing loss of 40 decibels or greater in the frequency region important for
speech recognition and comprehension in one or both ears, approximately 500 through 4000 Hz;
- (6) "hearing screening" means automated auditory brain stem response, otoacoustic emissions, or other appropriate
screening procedure approved by the department;
- (7) "infant" means a child 30 days to 24 months old;
- (8) "newborn" means a child less than 30 days old;
- (9) "parent" means a natural parent, stepparent, adoptive parent, legal guardian, or other legal custodian of the child;
- (10) "program" means the newborn and infant hearing, tracking, and intervention screening program established under AS 47.20.310 - 47.20.390.
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