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]
Amendments to Board for Hearing Aid Specialists Regulations 2012
Action 3618
[Withdrawn 2/27/2014]
General Information
Action Summary Pursuant to Executive Order 14 (2010) and §§ 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Board for Hearing Aid Specialists conducted a periodic review of 18 VAC 80-20-10 et seq., Board for Hearing Aid Specialists Regulations. On November 2, 2011, the Board voted to initiate regulatory review. Review of the regulations will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 14 (2010) and § 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia. The purpose of the review is to review and/or amend current regulations, to determine, whether they (i) are necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimize the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) are clearly written and easily understandable.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003106]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 9/21/2011
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6086 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 02/27/2014 after the comment period had ended.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelley Smith  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-8590    FAX: (866)245-9693    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.