Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board
Board for Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians
chapter
Board for Hearing Aid Specialists Regulations [18 VAC 80 ‑ 20]
Action:
Fee Adjustment 2014
 
General Information
Action Summary The Board for Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians (“the Board”) seeks to amend its current Hearing Aid Specialists 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 subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004011]
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6887 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 5/21/2014.
7104 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/18/2015.
7559 Final Governor's office review on hold pending external action.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Demetrios J. Melis  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: hearingaidspec@dpor.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-8590    FAX: (804)527-4295    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.