§ 6700-103. Definitions
Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and Safety
35 P.S. § 6700-103
§ 6700-103. Definitions
As used in this act: “Advertise,” and any of its variants, means the use of a newspaper, magazine or other publication, book, notice, circular, pamphlet, letter, handbill, poster, sign, placard, card, label, tag, window display, store sign, radio, television announcement, or any other means or methods now or hereafter employed to bring to the attention of the public the practice of fitting and sale of hearing aids.
“Audiologist” means a person holding the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology awarded by the American Speech and Hearing Association or one who can provide evidence of having successfully completed equivalent academic training and clinical experience.
“Business of selling hearing aids” means selling, leasing, or offering for sale or lease new, used, or reconditioned hearing aids exclusive of parts, attachments, or accessories, at retail, either as exact replacements for damaged or worn out units or pursuant to written specifications provided by an audiologist, otologist, or otolaryngologist but shall not include fitting or the practice of fitting and selling of hearing aids.
“Conviction” means a plea, verdict of guilty, or a conviction following a plea of nolo contendere, made to a charge of a crime involving moral turpitude.
“Department” means the Department of Health of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
“Fitting” includes the physical acts of adjusting the hearing aid to the individual, taking audiograms, and making ear molds, advising the individual with respect to hearing aids, audiogram interpretation, and assisting in the selection of a suitable hearing aid for the sole purpose of the sale of a hearing aid.
“Hearing aid” means any wearable instrument or device designed for or offered for the purpose of aiding or compensating for impaired human hearing together with any parts, attachments, or accessories for such device, including ear molds but excluding batteries and cords.
“Hearing aid dealer” or “dealer” means any person engaged in the business of selling hearing aids.
“Hearing aid fitter” or “fitter” means any individual engaged in the practice of fitting and selling hearing aids.
“Practice of fitting and selling hearing aids” means those practices used solely for the purpose of making selections, adaptations and sale of hearing aids.
“Registrant” means a dealer or fitter holding a certificate of registration.
“Secretary” means the Secretary of the Department of Health of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
1976, Nov. 24, P.L. 1182, No. 262, § 103, imd. effective.
35 P.S. § 6700-103, PA ST 35 P.S. § 6700-103
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 7. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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