NY State & Federal Law, Regulations & Professional Conduct for Hearing Aid Dispensing (0.1 CEUs) – Updated 2019
Recorded On: 03/04/2019
NY State & Federal Law, Regulations & Professional Conduct for Hearing Aid Dispensing – Updated 2019
Recorded March 4, 2019
Presenter: Barbara Kruger, PhD
CEUs: 0.1 AAA CEUs
Duration: 1 Hour
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Program Focus: Knowledge
Learner Outcomes: Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web Seminar will be able to:
- State who must register as a hearing aid dispenser in NY and explain the renewal requirements including those for continuing education.
- Explain the requirement for a medical/ORL evaluation and clearance for the purchase of a hearing aid in NY state, in light of pending federal regulations.
- Describe the requirements for giving candidates for hearing aids a copy of their audiogram/hearing test in NY state and summarize the educational materials that should be provided to the consumer and what should be explained to the consumer about the hearing aid(s) being purchased in NY state.
The New York Department of State has mandated continuing education on regulations for hearing aid dispensing prior to renewal of all individual hearing aid dispenser registrations/licenses. This eAudiology Web seminar will review and discuss Federal and State regulations pertaining to hearing aid dispensing in New York State.
This webinar will include a detailed summary of current NY state rules & regulations pertaining to hearing aid dispensing including summary of pending changes in Federal vs. NY State rules and regulations, rules pertaining to HA registration and for obtaining trainee registration; pertinent issues for AuD students and supervision, registration renewal issues, including international, federal, & state standards & regulations, involving revised mandatory continuing education requirements, required verbiage for audiogram, NY state requirements for posting, recording keeping and providing consumer information and Hearing aid related rules and requirements in NY state vs Federal; and a summary of relevant legislative issues.
NOTE: Hearing Aid Dispenser continuing education requirement change effective January 1, 2019:
Hearing Aid Dispensers submitting a renewal application on or after January 1, 2019 must complete 20 hours of Department of State approved continuing education. At least one of these hours must include the topic of telecoil (t-coil) and other assistive listening devices, at least one hour of infection control and at least one hour of New York State and Federal law, regulations and professional conduct in addition to the remainder of the required continuing education hours.
NYS Licensed Audiologists registered as Hearing Aid Dispensers submitting a renewal application on or after January 1, 2019 must complete four hours of Hearing Aid Dispenser continuing education. At least one of these hours must include the topic of telecoil (t-coil) and other assistive listening devices, at least one hour of infection control and at least one hour of New York State and Federal law, regulations and professional conduct in addition to the remaining one hour of continuing education. Such hours may be earned in satisfaction of continued licensure under article 159 of the Education Law, as long as the registrant demonstrates completion of the required topics.
Dr. Barbara Kruger’s notable career in audiology spans over 40 years. She received her Ph.D. from the City University of NY – Graduate Center in 1975. Her extensive experience in audiology includes serving as Director of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Montefiore Medical Center (1978 – 1987); Assistant Professor of Audiology at Columbia University (1975-1978); Adjunct Full Professor at the St. John’s University arm of the three-university Au.D. Consortium in Long Island, NY (2008); and numerous other respected roles in clinical audiology, academia and research. She has served the public in varied capacities since 1969 including as a Rotarian for over 32 years. Dr. Kruger is one of the founders of the Hearing Care Group (HCG) a buying cooperative consisting of over 30 independent audiology practices established in 1996 that offers continuing education and collegial business practice resources for its members. She has been active in many professional organizations and has been a member of the NY State Hearing Aid Dispensing Advisory Board from its inception until May 2012 and remains in active communication to the present. In addition to running her private practice, Dr. Kruger currently participates in research projects, and is involved in training and consulting.