Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians
Hearing Aid Specialists Regulations [18 VAC 80 ‑ 20]
Hearing Aid Specialists Passing Exam Score Validity
Action 5808 / Stage 9378
Fast-Track Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 8/24/2021  12:35 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 8/19/2021    
pdf Attorney General Certification 8/24/2021    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 9/29/2021    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 12/22/2021    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 12/21/2021   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 8/24/2021
Review Completed: 8/24/2021
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 8/24/2021
Review Completed: 9/30/2021
Secretary Review Secretary of Labor Review Completed: 11/18/2021
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 12/21/2021
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 12/22/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 1/17/2022    Volume: 38  Issue: 11
Comment Period Ended 2/16/2022
Effective Date 3/7/2022
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelley Smith  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-8590    FAX: (866)245-9693    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.


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Action 5808:
Hearing Aid Specialists Passing Exam Score Validity
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Fast-Track   (9378) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/07/2022.
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