Board established to regulate hearing aids

WHAT?! Here’s a town with not much going on if they need to establish a board for hearing aids regulations.

154A.2 Establishment of board.

A board for the licensing and regulation of hearing aid dealers is established. The board shall consist of three licensed hearing aid dealers and two members who are not licensed hearing aid dealers who shall represent the general public. Members, who shall be residents of the state of Iowa, shall be appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the senate. A licensed member shall be actively employed as a hearing aid dealer and shall have been so engaged for five years preceding appointment, the last two of which shall have been in Iowa. Hearing aid dealers appointed to the initial board shall have not less than five years experience and shall fulfill the qualifications relating to experience for licensure as provided in this chapter.

No more than two members of the board shall be employees of, or dealers principally, for the same hearing aid manufacturer.

Professional associations or societies composed of licensed hearing aid dealers may recommend the names of potential board members to the governor, but the governor shall not be bound by the recommendations. A board member shall not be required to be a member of any professional association or society composed of licensed hearing aid dealers.

Section History: Early form

[C75, 77, 79, 81, � 154A.2]


Confirmation, see � 2.32

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