21 NCAC 22I .0108 CALIBRATION CHECK FOR AUDIOMETERS
(a) All audiometers used in the fitting and selling of hearing aids shall have an annual calibration check and be recalibrated, if necessary, in accordance with the standards cited in Rule .0010 of this Subchapter.
(b) Whenever any individual applies for issuance or renewal of a license or an apprentice registration certificate, the Board shall require proof of audiometer calibration within the 12 consecutive months preceding such application.
(c) If any individual applying for annual renewal of a license provides the Board with an affidavit from the applicant that the applicant is not engaged in or being compensated for any activity requiring a North Carolina license to fit and sell hearing aids, the Board shall waive the annual renewal requirement cited in Paragraph (b), for up to three consecutive renewal years. If granted this waiver, the individual shall not engage in or be compensated for any activity requiring a North Carolina license to fit and sell hearing aids until the individual has furnished the Board with proof of audiometer calibration occurring within the preceding 12 consecutive months.
History Note: Authority G.S. 93D‑3(c);
Eff. April 23, 1976;
Amended Eff. March 1, 1996; April 1, 1989; May 1, 1988;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 6, 2016.