4th Session, 42nd Legislature
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THE UNIVERSAL NEWBORN HEARING SCREENING AMENDMENT ACT
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(Assented to )
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
The preamble is amended by adding the following after the fifth paragraph:
Subsection 1(1) is amended by adding the following definition:
Subsection 1(2) is replaced with the following:
For the purpose of this Act,
(a) a screening for hearing loss must be conducted in accordance with the regulations; and
Subsection 2(1) is amended
(a) in the section heading, by adding "and CMV test" after "Newborn hearing screening"; and
The following is added after subsection 2(1):
Subsection 2(2) is replaced with the following:
The attending health professional must ensure, in respect of each screening or test requested by a parent or legal guardian under this section, that
(a) the screening or test is conducted before the child is discharged, if the child is born at a hospital that provides the screening or test; and
(b) the child is referred to a hospital, other health care facility or health professional equipped for and capable of conducting the screening or test, if the child is not born at a hospital that provides the screening or test.
Clause 4(b) is amended by adding "and tests for CMV infection" after "screenings for hearing loss".
This Act comes into force 90 days after the day it receives royal assent.