Date: September 28, 2018
To: Local Education Agencies and School-Based Health Services
Re: Chapter U-200, Handbook for Local Education Agencies
Referral Required for Audiology Services Effective January 1, 2019
The Department is releasing this bulletin to notify Local Education Agencies (LEAs) of a change related to audiology services
Per 42 CFR 440.110, diagnostic, screening, preventive, or corrective services provided by or under the direction of an audiologist must be referred by a physician or other licensed practitioner of the healing arts within the scope of his or her practice under State law.
A referral will be required for audiology services effective with dates of service on and after January 1, 2019. The referral must be updated annually and maintained in the student’s health record.
Instructions for updating the Handbook for Local Education Agencies : Topic U-210.1 Audiology Services
Remove pages HFS U-200 (14-15) and insert revised pages HFS U-200 (14-15)