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      RS 37:2457     


§2457. Powers and duties of board

            The powers and duties of the Louisiana Board for Hearing Aid Dealers are as follows:

            (1) To authorize all disbursements necessary to carry out the provisions of this Chapter.

            (2) To supervise and administer qualifying examinations to test the knowledge and proficiency of applicants for a license.

            (3) To license persons who apply to the board and who are qualified to engage in the fitting and selling of hearing aids.

            (4) To purchase and maintain or rent audiometric equipment and facilities necessary to carry out the examination of applicants for license.

            (5) To issue and renew licenses and certificate of endorsement.

            (6) To suspend or revoke licenses and certificates of endorsement pursuant to this Chapter.

            (7) To appoint representatives to conduct or supervise the examination of applicants for license.

            (8) To designate the time and place for examining applicants for license.

            (9) To make and publish rules and regulations not inconsistent with the laws of this state which are necessary to carry out the provisions of this Chapter.

            (10) To require the periodic inspection and calibration of audiometric testing equipment and to carry out the periodic inspection of facilities of persons licensed under this Chapter.

            (11) To promulgate rules for the provision of telehealth services by licensed hearing aid dealers that, at a minimum, comply with the Louisiana Telehealth Access Act, R.S. 40:1223.1 et seq.

            Acts 1968, No. 302, §17, eff. Jan. 1, 1969; Acts 2005, No. 261, §2; Acts 2021, No. 92, §1.

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