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Chapter 346

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  346.125.  Board, duties. — 1.  The board shall:

  (1)  Issue and renew permits, licenses, and certificates of registration or authority;

  (2)  License persons who apply to the board and who are qualified to engage in the practice of fitting hearing instruments;

  (3)  Obtain facilities necessary to carry out the examination of applicants as provided in section 346.035;

  (4)  Receive and process complaints;

  (5)  Review all complaints, authorize investigations wherein there is a possible violation of sections 346.010 to 346.250 or regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, and make recommendations to the division regarding any filing with the administrative hearing commission;

  (6)  Recommend for prosecution any person who has violated any provisions of sections 346.010 to 346.250 to an appropriate prosecuting attorney or circuit attorney;

  (7)  Make and publish rules not inconsistent with the laws of this state which are necessary to carry out the provisions of sections 346.010 to 346.250.  Such rules shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state in accordance with chapter 536.  Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028.  This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2009, shall be invalid and void;

  (8)  Adopt and publish a code of ethics;

  (9)  Set the amount of the fees authorized under this chapter and required by rules promulgated under chapter 536.  The board shall set fees which reflects the cost and expense of administering this chapter;

  (10)  Establish an official seal;

  (11)  Provide an examination for applicants.  The board may obtain the services of specially trained and qualified persons or organizations to assist in developing or conducting examinations;

  (12)  Review the examination results of applicants for licensure;

  (13)  Determine the appropriate educational requirements, as defined by division rule, for any applicant desiring to be registered as a permit holder, a hearing instrument specialist, or a supervisor;

  (14)  Follow the provisions of the division's administrative practices and procedures in conducting all official duties.

  2.  The chairperson or vice chairperson shall have power to administer oaths and to subpoena witnesses to require attendance and testimony and to require production of documents and records, and to that end the board may invoke the aid of the circuit court of any county of the state having jurisdiction over the witness, and any failure to obey the order of the court may be punished by the court as a contempt thereof.


(L. 1973 H.B. 396 & 257 § 26, A.L. 1981 S.B. 16, A.L. 1995 S.B. 69, et al., A.L. 2009 S.B. 296)

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