WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware Gov. Markell says he has signed two bills that will benefit newborns, infants and those with deafness, hearing loss or speech disabilities.
The governor says the bills signed Friday in Wilmington make small changes that will have a significant impact and improve the quality of life for many in Delaware.
One bill provides captioned telephone service for those who do not have internet access. The other updates the Universal Newborn and Infant Hearing Screening Act to require tracking and intervention protocol when a child has been identified as needing additional hearing services. It also creates the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Advisory Board.