assembly Bill A2343

2021-2022 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 05, 2022 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Jan 14, 2021 referred to consumer affairs and protection

A2343 (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
2019-2020: A1156

A2343 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A2343 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2343
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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.