A. A program of hearing evaluation services is established by the department. Such services shall be administered to all children as early as possible, but in no event later than the first year of attendance in any public or private education program, or residential facility for children with disabilities, and thereafter as circumstances permit until the child has attained the age of sixteen years or is no longer enrolled in a public or private education program.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 36-899.01

  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-899
  • Hearing evaluation services: means services which include the identification, testing, evaluation and initiation of follow-up services as defined in the rules and regulations of the department, as provided by section 36-899. See Arizona Laws 36-899
  • Private education program: means all programs of private education offering courses of study for grades, kindergarten through the twelfth grade of high school. See Arizona Laws 36-899
  • Public education program: means all kindergarten, primary and secondary programs of education within the public school system, including but not beyond the twelfth grade of common or high school. See Arizona Laws 36-899

B. The program of hearing evaluation services for children in a public education program shall be administered by the department with the aid of the department of education.