4747.04 Powers and duties of board.

(A) The state speech and hearing professionals board shall:

(1) Establish the nature and scope of qualifying examinations in accordance with section 4747.08 of the Revised Code;

(2) Determine whether persons holding similar valid licenses from other states or jurisdictions shall be required to take and successfully pass the appropriate qualifying examination as a condition for licensing in this state;

(3) Review complaints and conduct investigations in accordance with section 4747.13 of the Revised Code and hold any hearings that are necessary to carry out this chapter;

(4) Determine and specify the length of time each license that is suspended or revoked shall remain suspended or revoked;

(5) Deposit all payments collected under this chapter into the state treasury to the credit of the occupational licensing and regulatory fund created in section 4743.05 of the Revised Code;

(6) Establish a list of disqualifying offenses for licensure as a hearing aid dealer or fitter, or for a hearing aid dealer or fitter trainee permit, pursuant to sections 4747.05, 4747.10, 4747.12, and 4776.10 of the Revised Code.

(B) The board shall adopt reasonable rules, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, necessary for the administration of this chapter. The board shall include all of the following in those rules:

(1) The amount of any fees required under this chapter;

(2) The information to be included in a hearing aid receipt provided by a licensed hearing aid dealer or fitter to a person under section 4747.09 of the Revised Code;

(3) The amount of time a licensed hearing aid dealer or fitter or trainee permit holder has to provide the notice of a change in address or addresses required under section 4747.11 of the Revised Code and any other requirements relating to the notice;

(4) Any additional conduct for which the board may discipline a licensee or permit holder under section 4747.12 of the Revised Code.

(C) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted as granting to the board the right to restrict advertising which is not false or misleading, or to prohibit or in any way restrict a hearing aid dealer or fitter from renting or leasing space from any person, firm or corporation in a mercantile establishment for the purpose of using such space for the lawful sale of hearing aids or to prohibit a mercantile establishment from selling hearing aids if the sale would be otherwise lawful under this chapter.


Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 420, §1, eff. 4/5/2019.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §130.11, eff. 1/21/2018.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.131, SB 337, §1, eff. 9/28/2012.

Effective Date: 07-01-1993 .