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Oregon law mandates newborn hearing screening for infants born in hospitals with more than 200 births per year. This law establishes a hearing screening registry, tracking, and recall system that enables the Oregon Health Authority, in collaboration with hospitals, audiologists, local public health, and early intervention facilities, to share information. The purpose of tracking and sharing information is to minimize delays and support on time language development among infants who are deaf or hard of hearing in Oregon.

Oregon Revised Statute ORS 433.321-327

Oregon Administrative Rules OAR 333-020