Florida Senate - 2013 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 966 Barcode 422750 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senators Bean and Richter moved the following: 1 Senate Substitute for Amendment (389834) (with title 2 amendment) 3 4 Between lines 3877 and 3878 5 insert: 6 Section 87. Children with hearing loss or hearing 7 impairment; parents or guardians to be provided information.— 8 (1) Any health care practitioner licensed under Part I of 9 chapter 468, Florida Statutes, who makes the initial diagnosis 10 of hearing loss or hearing impairment in a child shall provide, 11 or the practitioner's designee shall provide, each parent or 12 guardian of that child, with equal emphasis, current information 13 about all communication modalities available to the child, 14 therapeutic interventions related to hearing loss or hearing 15 impairment, and relevant support and educational services. Such 16 information must equally emphasize aural and non-aural methods 17 for managing hearing loss and hearing impairment. 18 (2) The Department of Health shall establish a 19 clearinghouse of such information and shall make it available to 20 the public on the Department of Health website by December 1, 21 2013. 22 23 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 24 And the title is amended as follows: 25 Delete line 361 26 and insert: 27 development; requiring any practitioner licensed under 28 Part I of ch. 468, F.S., who makes the initial 29 diagnosis of hearing loss or hearing impairment in a 30 child to provide each parent or guardian of that child 31 with certain information; requiring such information 32 to be compiled and published by the Department of 33 Health; providing an effective date.