Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians
Board for Hearing Aid Specialists Regulations [18 VAC 80 ‑ 20]
General Review of Hearing Aid Specialists Regulations
Action 6303 / Stage 10105
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA)  
red ball Preliminary Draft Text 8/28/2023  8:00 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 8/28/2023    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 9/19/2023   

DPB Review
Submitted on 8/28/2023
Review Completed: 9/11/2023
Secretary Review Secretary of Labor Review Completed: 9/12/2023
Governor's Review
ORM Review Completed: 9/19/2023
Governor Review Completed: 9/19/2023
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 9/20/2023
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Will be published on 10/9/2023   Volume: 40  Issue: 4
Comment Period A public comment forum will open on 10/9/2023 and remain open through 11/8/2023
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 6303:
General Review of Hearing Aid Specialists Regulations
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (10105) Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (10/09/2023).
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