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]
HAS Fee Adjustment 2019
Action 5274
General Information
Action Summary The proposed regulatory action adjusts hearing aid specialist licensing fees, based on projected revenues and expenses, to meet the requirements of state law while being the least burdensome to the licensee population. 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, current fees will not provide adequate revenue for those costs. The Board has no other source of revenue from which to fund its operations.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005959]
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
8607 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/19/2020.
9051 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/01/2022.
9912 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/01/2023.
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.