Friday, August 3, 2012
New Laws in Delaware
This morning Delaware's Governor will sign two bills into law at the Carvel State Office Building in Wilmington. Both will have an impact on people with hearing and speech difficulties in the state. One bill requires health officials to keep up with children who've been identified as needing services related to hearing. It also creates a board to oversee the effort - the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Advisory Board. This is the state's update of the Universal Newborn and Infant Hearing Screening Act. The other bill provides more "telecommunications services for the deaf and those with hearing loss or speech disabilities."