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Board Name: Council for Licensing Hearing Instrument Specialists
Board ID: 43
Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-741-8402
Board Contact: Diona E. Layden
Contact Phone: 615-741-8402
Appointing Authority: Governor
TCA: 63-17-202
Duties: The Council for Licensing Hearing Instrument Specialists was created in 1995 by an act of the State Legislature. This Council is under the Board of Communication Disorders and Sciences, formerly the Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers (created in 1979). Its mission is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of Tennesseans by ensuring that all that practice the profession of dispensing and fitting hearing instruments are qualified. The Council, in conjunction with the Board of Communication Disorders and Sciences, interprets the laws, rules, and regulations to determine the appropriate standards of practice in an effort to ensure the highest degree of professional conduct. The Council is authorized to issue a license to qualified applicants who have completed appropriate education and successfully completed required examinations. The Council is also responsible for the investigation of alleged violations of the Practice Act and rules and is responsible for the discipline of licensees who are found guilty of such violations.
Number of Members: 5
Compensation: Each member of the council shall receive fifty dollars ($50.00) per diem expenses when actually engaged in the discharge of official duties, and in addition, shall be reimbursed for attending any meeting of the council within this state, according to the
Appropriations: Funds through the budget of the Department of Health.
Meeting Schedule: The Council shall meet at least once a year.
Hours Required: