assembly Bill A8346A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires hearing aid dispensers to provide prospective purchasers of hearing aids with information pertaining to audio switch technology

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 02, 2014 reported referred to rules
Apr 30, 2014 print number 8346a
Apr 30, 2014 amend and recommit to consumer affairs and protection
Jan 09, 2014 referred to consumer affairs and protection

A8346 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§791 & 798, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A1646
2017-2018: A519
2019-2020: A1156
2021-2022: A2343

A8346 - Summary

Requires hearing aid dispensers to provide prospective purchasers of hearing aids with information pertaining to audio switch technology.

A8346 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  8346

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring hear-
  ing aid dispensers to provide prospective purchasers of  hearing  aids
  with information pertaining to audio switch technology

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (a)  of  subdivision  2  of
section  791 of the general business law, as added by chapter 599 of the
laws of 1998, is amended and a new subparagraph (iv) is added to read as
follows:
  (iii) the training of individuals in the use and maintenance  of  such
instruments; AND
  (IV)  REQUIREMENTS  FOR  HEARING AID DISPENSERS TO PROVIDE PROSPECTIVE
PURCHASERS OF HEARING AIDS WITH NOTIFICATION BY  THE  ATTENDING  HEARING
AID  SPECIALIST,  AT THE TIME OF THE INITIAL EXAMINATION FOR THE FITTING
AND SALE OF HEARING AIDS, OF TELECOIL, T-COIL, OR  T-SWITCH  TECHNOLOGY.
THE  RULES  AND REGULATIONS SHALL ALSO REQUIRE THAT HEARING AID SPECIAL-
ISTS  MAKE  PRINTED  EDUCATIONAL  MATERIALS  AVAILABLE  TO   PROSPECTIVE
PURCHASERS  OR  CLIENTS  INFORMATION  REGARDING  TELECOILS,  T-COILS  OR
T-SWITCHES AND SHALL INFORM EACH PROSPECTIVE PURCHASER THAT SUCH MATERI-
ALS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE INITIAL EXAMINATION FOR FITTING AND
SALE OF A HEARING AID. SUCH INFORMATION SHALL INCLUDE ANY ADVANTAGES AND
DISADVANTAGES KNOWN TO THE HEARING AID  SPECIALIST,  SUCH  AS  INCREASED
ACCESS  TO  TELEPHONES  AND  NONINVASIVE ACCESS TO PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS
EQUIPPED WITH INDUCTION OR HEARING LOOPS OR ASSISTIVE LISTENING  SYSTEMS
REQUIRED  UNDER  THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990, AS WELL AS
ANY INFORMATION BASED ON PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE OF THE  TELE-
COIL, T-COIL OR T-SWITCH TECHNOLOGY;
  S  2.  Paragraphs  (f)  and (g) of subdivision 2 of section 791 of the
general business law, as added by chapter 599 of the laws of  1998,  are
amended and a new paragraph (h) is added to read as follows:
  (f)  requirements  pertaining to the non-diagnostic testing of hearing
and sale of hearing aids at office, residential and other out of  office

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

A8346A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§791 & 798, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A1646
2017-2018: A519
2019-2020: A1156
2021-2022: A2343

A8346A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires hearing aid dispensers to provide prospective purchasers of hearing aids with information pertaining to audio switch technology.

A8346A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 8346--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection -- committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring hear-
  ing aid dispensers to provide prospective purchasers of  hearing  aids
  with information pertaining to audio switch technology

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraphs (f) and (g) of subdivision 2 of section  791  of
the  general  business law, as added by chapter 599 of the laws of 1998,
are amended and a new paragraph (h) is added to read as follows:
  (f) requirements pertaining to the non-diagnostic testing  of  hearing
and  sale of hearing aids at office, residential and other out of office
settings and the development of environmental standards for  testing  at
office,  residential  and  other  out  of  office settings; requirements
pertaining to telemarketing; [and]
  (g) procedures that the secretary could use to increase public  aware-
ness  of how to properly purchase, fit, adjust and use a hearing aid, as
well as the rights of hearing aid purchasers under state law.  In  addi-
tion to such duties and other duties which may be assigned by the secre-
tary,  the  board  shall consult with the secretary, the commissioner of
education and such other persons as may be appropriate to determine  the
proper  level  and  degree of education for a hearing aid dispenser, the
type of degree and the proper  educational  institution  to  offer  such
education and all other related issues[.]; AND
  (H)  REQUIREMENTS  FOR  HEARING  AID DISPENSERS TO PROVIDE PROSPECTIVE
PURCHASERS OR USERS OF HEARING AIDS WITH INFORMATION IN WRITING, AT  THE
TIME  OF  THE  INITIAL  EXAMINATION  FOR THE FITTING AND SALE OF HEARING
AIDS, REGARDING TELECOIL, T-COIL, OR T-SWITCH TECHNOLOGY.  SUCH INFORMA-
TION SHALL INCLUDE INFORMATION SUFFICIENT TO ENABLE PROSPECTIVE PURCHAS-
ERS OR USERS TO MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION ABOUT PURCHASING HEARING  AIDS
WITH TELECOIL, T-COIL OR T-SWITCH TECHNOLOGY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13162-03-4