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Sunset Continue Licensing Audiologists

Concerning the continuation of the licensing of audiologists, and, in connection therewith, implementing recommendations contained in the 2019 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.
2020 Regular Session
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

The act implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies' sunset review and report on the licensing of audiologists by:

  • Continuing the licensing of audiologists for 11 years, to 2031;
  • Requiring licensees and insurance carriers to report any malpractice settlements or judgments to the director of the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies within 30 days and specifying that failure of a licensee to comply with this requirement is grounds for discipline;
  • Requiring final agency actions to be appealed directly to the court of appeals;
  • Amending the language in the grounds for discipline referring to an alcohol or substance use disorder; and
  • Adding deceptive trade practice provisions related to the dispensing of hearing aids by audiologists.

The act also requires each audiologist to complete at least 10 hours of continuing education each license renewal period.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details