SB 940 Modifies definitions and fees relating to audiologists
Sponsor: Clemens
LR Number: 3796L.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Aging, Families, Mental & Public Health
Last Action: 1/26/2006 - Second Read and Referred S Aging, Families, Mental & Public Health Committee Journal Page: S137
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2006

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Current Bill Summary

SB 940 - This act adds fitting, programming, and dispensing of assistive listening devices and other amplification systems to the definition of the practice of audiology.

The act requires the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts to promulgate rules that establish ethical standards relating to hearing aid dispensing, that ensures consumer protection equal to the standards established for hearing aid dealers and fitters.

The board may charge audiology fees needed to supplement revenue fees available to support the cost and expense of administering the hearing aid specialists act, concerning hearing aid dealers and fitters, until January 1, 2009.