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Proposed Rules

The State Committee of Examiners in the Fitting & Dispensing of Hearing Instruments is proposing changes to its current rules. The proposed changes include joint rules with the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology regarding the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments by telepractice. The proposed rule changes also implement legislation that addresses licensing of military service members, military veterans, and military spouses, as well as other changes intended to update rule language to reflect current industry terminology and licensing procedures.

The proposed changes are being published in the August 22, 2014 edition of the Texas Register. Comments and recommendations may be submitted to:

Stewart Myrick, Interim Executive Director
State Committee of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Instruments
Mail Code 1982, P.O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

You may also submit your comments by email to fdhi@dshs.state.tx.us. When emailing comments, please indicate “Comments on Proposed Rules” in the subject line. Comments will be accepted until September 22, 2014.

The proposed rules are available for download here. You may download a copy of the current rules by clicking the “Rules/Regulations” link in the box to the right. Please check this website for updates to this process.

Select the links below to view or print proposed rules

Proposed Rules (Word format, 62 KB)
Proposed Rules (Adobe Acrobat format, 79 KB)

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Last updated August 18, 2014