Audiologist Rules in Progress

The rules writing process is open to the public. The public is welcome to take part in helping us write rules. Rules are also known as regulations, Washington Administrative Code, or WAC. The rule-making process includes public notices and workshops, and usually a public hearing before a rule becomes final.

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Current rules in progress

Health Equity Continuing Education – The Board of Hearing and Speech is considering amendments to WAC 246-828-510 (continuing education) and creating new sections to chapter 246-828 WAC to adopt the health equity continuing education (CE) model rules, WAC 246-12-800 through 246-12-830, and to consider whether additional CE hours and course topics should be included. 

WAC 246-828-025, 246-828-075, 246-828-300 and 246-828-990 – The board and the Department of Health adopted rule amendments to clarify definitions, supervision of students’ requirements, and expired license requirements. The adopted rule amendments to WAC 246-828-990 establishes fees for the hearing aid specialist practical examinations and amends verification and duplicate credential fees.

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids – The board is considering amending WAC 246-828-100 (Hearing instruments fitting and dispensing – Minimum standards of practice) to be consistent with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized rule regarding the sale of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. The board may also consider clarifying or technical changes as needed.

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