Section 4747.04 | Powers and duties of board.
The state speech and hearing professionals board shall:
(A) Design and prepare qualifying examinations for licensing of hearing aid dealers, fitters, and trainees;
(B) 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;
(C) Determine whether charges made against any licensee warrant a hearing before the board;
(D) Hold hearings to determine the truth and circumstances of all charges filed in writing with the board against any licensee and determine whether any license held by any person shall be revoked, suspended, or reissued;
(E) Determine and specify the length of time each license that is suspended or revoked shall remain suspended or revoked;
(F) Advise and assist the department of health in all matters relating to this chapter;
(G) 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;
(H) 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.
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.
Available Versions of this Section
- September 28, 2012 – Senate Bill 337 - 129th General Assembly [ View September 28, 2012 Version ]
- January 21, 2018 – Amended by House Bill 49 - 132nd General Assembly [ View January 21, 2018 Version ]
- April 5, 2019 – Amended by House Bill 420 - 132nd General Assembly [ View April 5, 2019 Version ]
- October 9, 2021 – Amended by House Bill 263 - 133rd General Assembly [ View October 9, 2021 Version ]