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10.21.08.00.htm 10.21.08.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 21 MENTAL HYGIENE REGULATIONS Chapter 08 Services for Mentally Ill Hearing Impaired Patients in Facilities Authority: Health-General Article, §10-204, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.21.08.01.htm 10.21.08.01. 01 Scope.. The following regulations govern the provision of services for hearing impaired mentally ill patients within the Administration's facilities and the designated inpatient hearing impaired unit.
10.21.08.02.htm 10.21.08.02. 02 Definitions.. A. The following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Administration" means the Mental Hygiene Administration.. 2) "Audiologist" means an individual who is authorized to practice audiology under Health Occupations Article, Title 2, Annotated Code of Maryland.3) "Certified interpreter for hearing impaired persons" means an interpreter who possesses at the minimum a Comprehensive Skills Certificate issued by the Registry of Interpre
10.21.08.03.htm 10.21.08.03. 03 Identification of Hearing Impaired Patients.. A. Patients admitted to facilities shall be screened for hearing impairment.. B. Gross Testing of Hearing Sensitivity.. 1) At each facility, an examination shall be performed for gross testing of hearing sensitivity on all newly admitted patients within 24 hours of admission. This examination shall be performed:a) By a physician or a qualified allied health professional; and. b) According to the following protocol:.
10.21.08.04.htm 10.21.08.04. 04 Standards for Identification Audiometry.. A. Staff, as defined in Regulation .03C(4)b) of this chapter, shall conduct manually administered, individual pure tone air conduction screening procedures for identification audiometry on each patient with a developmental age of 3 years or older. The following apply:1) Patients with a developmental age of less than 3 years shall be referred to an audiologist for an evaluation.2) Group screening may not be conducted on any patient..
10.21.08.05.htm 10.21.08.05. 05 Requirements for the Acoustical Environment.. The test tones listed in this regulation shall meet the allowable octave-band ambient noise levels which are noted in the following table taken from page 5 of the May 1985 ASHA journal:Test frequency. 500. 1000. 2000. 4000. Octave-band cutoff. 300. 600. 1200. 2400. Frequencies. 4800. Octave-band level: Ear covered with earphone mounted in MX-41/AR cushion. 21.5. 29.5. 34.5. 42. Plus ASHA screening level.
10.21.08.06.htm 10.21.08.06. 06 Springfield Hospital Unit for Hearing Impaired Patients.. A. Transfer Criteria. To be transferred to the unit, each patient shall:. 1) Meet the statutory criteria for admission as set forth in Health-General Article, §10-609―10-619, Annotated Code of Maryland, and other applicable regulations related to the involuntary and voluntary admissions to facilities.2) Have documentation of deafness or a hearing impairment.. 3) Currently be using visual, manual, or tactile m
10.21.08.07.htm 10.21.08.07. 07 Determination of Placement.. A. Each hearing impaired patient in a facility, regardless of other handicapping conditions, shall be referred for evaluation for transfer to the unit pursuant to this regulation and Regulations .06 and .08A of this chapter. The following apply:1) The referring facility's treating physician shall refer any:. a) Previously diagnosed hearing impaired patient to the unit within 72 hours of admission; or. b) Patient newly identified as hearing impaired pu
10.21.08.08.htm 10.21.08.08. 08 Services for Hearing Impaired Patients Not in the Unit.. A. Unless the age of a minor hearing impaired patient precludes transfer to the unit, the referring facility's treating physician shall refer the patient for evaluation to the unit at least every 60 days in order to:1) Reevaluate the appropriateness for the transfer to the unit; and. 2) Obtain consultation for any appropriate treatment options.. B. The facility shall provide auxiliary aids in accordance with the provisi
10.21.08.09.htm 10.21.08.09. 09 Procedure Pertaining to Complaints.. Complaints about the individual application of this chapter may be addressed through any patient grievance mechanism.
10.21.08.9999.htm 10.21.08.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 8, 1990 (16:26 Md. R. 2792).
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