Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board
Board for Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians
chapter
Opticians Regulations [18 VAC 80 ‑ 30]
Action:
Fee Adjustment 2014
[Withdrawn 5/20/2016]
 
Reason for Withdrawal
Due to changes in the board's financial position, a fee adjustment is no longer necessary at this time.
General Information
Action Summary The Board for Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians (“the Board”) seeks to amend its current Optician regulations (“regulations”) to adjust its licensing fee structure. The Board must establish fees adequate to support the costs of the Board operations and a proportionate share of the Department’s operations. By the close of the next biennium, fees will not provide adequate revenue for those costs. The Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) is funded entirely from revenue collected for license applications, renewal, examination fees, and other licensing fees and receives no general fund money. DPOR is self-supporting and must collect adequate revenue to support its mandated and approved activities and operations. Fee revenue collected on behalf of the various boards funds the Department’s authorized special revenue appropriation. The Board has no other source of revenue from which to fund its operations.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [003948]
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6889 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 5/20/2016 after the comment period had ended.
7105 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 5/20/2016 after the comment period had ended.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Stephen Kirschner  / Regulatory Operations Administrator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: hearingaidspec@dpor.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-8590    FAX: (866)245-9693    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.