assembly Bill A1156

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Jan 14, 2019 referred to consumer affairs and protection

A1156 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§791 & 798, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8346
2015-2016: A1646
2017-2018: A519
2021-2022: A2343

A1156 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A1156 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1156

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. 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. 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.