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§ 2-302.1. Hearing aid dispensing license requirements

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: July 1, 2021

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 2. Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Music Therapists (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Licensing (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2021
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 2-302.1
§ 2-302.1. Hearing aid dispensing license requirements
In general
(a) To qualify for an initial license to practice hearing aid dispensing, an applicant shall be an individual who meets the requirements of this section.
Moral character
(b) The applicant shall be of good moral character.
Educational requirements
(c) The applicant shall:
(1) Be a graduate of an accredited 2-year postsecondary program with a diploma or degree; and
(2) Prior to taking the State licensing examination, provide proof of successful completion of the International Hearing Society Curriculum entitled “Distance Learning For Professionals in Hearing Health Sciences” or an equivalent course approved by the Board.
(d)(1) Except as otherwise provided in this subtitle, the applicant shall pass an examination given by the Board under this subtitle.
(2) Except for an applicant who holds a valid license to provide hearing aid dispenser services in another state, the applicant shall obtain 6 months’ training under the supervision of a licensed hearing aid dispenser or licensed audiologist prior to taking the examination given by the Board.
Oral competency
(e) The applicant shall demonstrate oral competency.
Criminal history records check
(f) The applicant shall submit to a criminal history records check in accordance with § 2-303.1 of this subtitle.


Added by Acts 1992, c. 326, § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 1992. Amended by Acts 1993, c. 448, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1993; Acts 2007, c. 391, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2007; Acts 2014, c. 45, § 5; Acts 2016, c. 48, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2016; Acts 2021, c. 711, § 1, eff. July 1, 2021; Acts 2021, c. 712, § 1, eff. July 1, 2021.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 2-302.1, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 2-302.1
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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