State of Texas Legislature Hearing Act

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TEHDI Legislative Information

Texas Newborn Hearing Screening was established in 1999 through the passage of House Bill 714. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is the oversight agency.

Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 47

Newborn Hearing Screening Refusal Form (English)

Rechazo de las Pruebas Auditivas a Recién Nacidos (Spanish)

Texas Administrative Code


Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI)
PO Box 149347 MC-1918
Austin, Texas 78714-9909

Phone: 1-800-252-8023, ask for extension 7726
(Use relay option of your choice if needed.)
Fax: 512-776-7125

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may not be accessible to persons with visual impairment.


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Last updated August 22, 2014