State law addresses providing referrals to private physicians or community health partners.
17 California Code of Regulations 2951
(d) Referral. The schools shall provide the parents or guardians of children who fail the hearing tests with a written notification of the test results and recommend that a medical and audiological evaluation be obtained whenever the test demonstrates:
- (1) A hearing level of 30 decibels or greater for two or more frequencies in an ear at 500, 1000, 2000 or 4000 Hertz, or a hearing level of 40 decibels or greater for one of the frequencies tested, 500 through 4000 Hertz, on two threshold tests completed at an interval of at least two weeks; or
- (2) There is evidence of pathology, such as an infection of the outer ear, chronic drainage, or a chronic earache.
California Education Code 49463 Pupil Health Assessment
The California State University shall notify the parent or guardian of each pupil for whom the assessment has detected health problems and shall recommend further consultation with a physician. If there is no physician available, the coordinating center shall direct the parent or guardian to an appropriate medical referral.