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10.41.08.00.htm 10.41.08.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 41 BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR AUDIOLOGISTS, HEARING AID DISPENSERS, AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS Chapter 08 Hearing Aid Dispensers Authority: Health Occupations Article, §2-101(d) 2-205, 2-302.1, 2-304, 2-308, 2-310.1, 2-311(c) 2-311―2-314.8, 2-314(10) and (11) and 2-314.9, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.41.08.01.htm 10.41.08.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter governs individuals holding a license or a limited license as a hearing aid dispenser in the State.
10.41.08.01-1.htm 10.41.08.01-1. 01-1 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Accredited 2-year post-secondary program” means:. a) A college or university located in the United States whose program has been accredited by a national accrediting association recognized by the:i) Council for Higher Education Accreditation; or. ii) The United State Department of Education; or. b) A college or university located outside of the United States whose progr
10.41.08.02.htm 10.41.08.02. 02 Application for License.. A. The Board shall forward the necessary form to an individual requesting an application for a license or a limited license as a hearing aid dispenser.B. The applicant shall provide the Board with the information necessary to satisfy the Board that the requirements are being fulfilled.C. Failure to complete the forms and to provide the information required may be cause for the application to be rejected by the Board.
10.41.08.03.htm 10.41.08.03. 03 Examinations ― General.. A. An applicant shall file the examination application with the Board at least 30 days before the date of the examination.B. Except for an applicant who holds a valid license to provide hearing aid dispenser services in another state or an applicant who holds a valid license to practice medicine in this State or any other state, the applicant shall obtain 6 months training under the supervision of a licensed hearing aid dispenser before taking
10.41.08.04.htm 10.41.08.04. 04 Conduct of the Examination.. A. The Board shall select the site for the examination.. B. An applicant may not be examined by an examiner by whom the applicant is employed or with whom the applicant has a contractual relationship.C. The Board shall ensure that the content and scope of the examination is in accordance with Health Occupations Article, §2-304, Annotated Code of Maryland.D. The Board shall provide the applicant with up-to-date information as to
10.41.08.05.htm 10.41.08.05. 05 Scope of the Examination.. A. The Board shall ensure that the examination consists of a written part and a practical part.. B. The written examination shall utilize the most recent competency model licensing examination from the Education Division of the International Hearing Society.C. The Board shall ensure that the practical part of the examination tests proficiency in:. 1) Pure tone audiometry, including testing and recording of air and bone conduction;.
10.41.08.06.htm 10.41.08.06. 06 Practice of Limited Licensee.. A. The holder of a limited license shall be familiar with and shall avoid committing any of the acts regarded as unethical practices set forth in COMAR 10.41.02.B. On obtaining a limited license, the holder of a limited license shall engage in the practice of fitting and dispensing hearing aids for 20 consecutive days under the direct and continuous supervision of a licensee. The licensee shall provide direct supervision subsequentl
10.41.08.07.htm 10.41.08.07. 07 Repealed..
10.41.08.08.htm 10.41.08.08. 08 Testing Procedures.. A. The licensee or holder of a limited license who is engaged in the fitting and dispensing of hearing aids shall use appropriate testing procedures for a hearing aid fitting.B. The licensee or holder of a limited license shall perform the following minimum testing procedures on each client seen:1) Air conduction tests at frequencies of 500-1,000-2,000-4,000 hertz, including appropriate masking, if the threshold of the second ear tested appear
10.41.08.09.htm 10.41.08.09. 09 Place of Business.. A. A licensee shall display the license conspicuously in the office or place of employment of the licensee.B. A licensee shall notify the Board in writing of:. 1) The address of each place where the licensee provides hearing aid services; and. 2) A change of address within 30 days after the change.. C. If a licensee has more than one place of business, the licensee shall specify on each notice required under this regulation the place to which the
10.41.08.10.htm 10.41.08.10. 10 Disclosure.. A. A licensee shall deliver to an individual supplied with a hearing aid, a receipt containing:. 1) The licensee's signature;. 2) The address of the licensee's regular place of practice;. 3) The licensee's license number;. 4) Specifications as to the amount charged;. 5) Other terms of the sale, stated clearly; and. 6) The manufacturer, model, and serial number of the hearing aid provided.. B. If a hearing aid is not new, the licensee shall ensure that the receipt
10.41.08.11.htm 10.41.08.11. 11 Continuing Education Requirements.. A. A licensee applying for renewal of a license shall have successfully completed, within the 2-year licensing period, a total of 30 hours of Board-approved continuing education programs. Of the 30 hours, the licensee shall complete:1) 26 or more hours of instruction directly relating to the practice of fitting hearing aids, including the:a) Science of hearing and hearing disorders;. b) Structure and function of hearing aids; and.
10.41.08.12.htm 10.41.08.12. 12 Renewal of Licensure.. A. A licensee who has failed to renew a license to practice in this State by March 3 of the year in which the license is due to be renewed is prohibited from practicing in this State.B. If the Board determines that a licensee has practiced in this State after the license has expired, the Board may:1) Order the licensee to immediately cease and desist practice in this State until the license has been reinstated by the Board; and2) Take action as follows
10.41.08.13.htm 10.41.08.13. 13 Licensee Responsibilities.. A. A licensee shall notify the Board in writing of a change of:. 1) Mailing address within 30 days after the change;. 2) Name within 30 days after the change; or. 3) Email address within 30 days after the change if the licensee has previously submitted an email address to the Board.B. A licensee who fails to comply with requirements of this regulation may be subject to disciplinary action.
10.41.08.9999.htm 10.41.08.9999. Administrative History Effective date: February 10, 1997 (24:3 Md. R. 188). Regulation .01-1 adopted effective March 23, 2009 (36:6 Md. R. 492). Regulation .01-1 amended effective April 29, 2013 (40:8 Md. R. 724). Regulation .02 amended effective October 13, 2003 (30:20 Md. R. 1448). Regulation .02D amended effective April 29, 2013 (40:8 Md. R. 724) June 20, 2016 (43:12 Md. R. 667). Regulation .02I adopted effective October 20, 2008 (35:21 Md. R. 1824).
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