Should cCMV screening be offered if the parents opt out of the hearing screen?
Legislation does not require hospitals to screen for cCMV if a parent opts out of the hearing screen on behalf of their baby. However, each facility should develop procedures to address this circumstance. Some hospitals make an outpatient appointment for a hearing screen and experience a high rate of parental follow-through. If an infant fails the outpatient hearing screen, the primary care physician (PCP) is responsible for referring the infant for cCMV screening.