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Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, Tracking and Intervention Advisory Board

Act 1559 of 1999 established requirements for birthing hospitals’ newborn hearing screening programs and providers administering a follow-up screening or diagnostic evaluation and created the Universal Newborn Hearing, Screening, Tracking, and Intervention (UNHS) Advisory Board. The UNHS advisory board is designed to provide the state with the information necessary to effectively plan, establish, and evaluate a comprehensive system of appropriate services for children that are at risk for or identified with a hearing condition. The board is composed of seven (7) members appointed by the Governor, with recommendations from the Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, from the following professions or groups:

As per Act 1559, the Board meets at least semiannually to carry out their business which includes:

Board Meetings: The board meets at 3pm on the 4th Tuesday in April and October via Zoom.

Meeting Minutes:


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Infant Hearing Program
5800 W. 10th Street, Suite 808
Little Rock, AR 72204
P: 501-280-4740
F: 501-280-4769

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