4747-1-02 Definitions and interpretations.

(A) The statement "includes the making of ear impressions for earmolds" shall apply only to earmolds that are used with devices as defined in division (A) of section 4747.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) "Obtained any fee or made any sale of a hearing aid by fraud or misrepresentation" means that any person who obtains a fee, i.e., the owner of the business, the hearing aid dealer or fitter, the supervisor, or trainee shall be held responsible for the sale of a hearing aid by fraud or misrepresentation regardless of whether or not that person was directly involved with the fitting or sale of the aid.

(C) The practice of dealing in or fitting of a hearing aid includes hearing screening of individuals, provided they are advised that the screening is to determine if they are a candidate for a hearing aid, and the results are reported as either pass or fail.

(D) "Contact hours" means the actual time a trainee or trainees spend under the direct an immediate supervision of a licensed hearing aid dealer or fitter acting as a supervisor.

(E) "Supervision" means the availability and responsibility of the supervisor for direction of the actions of the person supervised.

(F) "Mail" means send a notification/service in the form of paper or electronic including notification by email or public posting by website or electronic notification board or page.

Effective: 6/11/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/27/2017 and 03/15/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4747.04
Rule Amplifies: 4747.04
Prior Effective Dates: 2/1/1977, 4/15/84, 2/15/97, 2/1/09