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Conversations are happening across the country to ensure safe, quality hearing assistance is available to those who need it. Check below to see what’s happening in Virginia.

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14% of Virginia's population has some form of hearing loss.

Current consumer protection action

Summary: The measure relates to the practice of out of state practitioners in Virginia.

The measure adds assisted living facilities to the list of eligible health care employers for which a health care practitioner licensed, certified, or registered in another state or the District of Columbia may temporarily practice for one 90-day period.

The measure takes effect July 1.

Status: Final Enacted

Outlook: This measure was signed by Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) on April 4.

The measure takes effect July 1, 2024.

Past consumer protection action

January 14, 2022. NAAG Responds to FDA’s Comment Request on New Over-The-Counter Hearing Aid Rules

“In response to a request for comments from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding new rules regulating over-the-counter hearing aids, NAAG submitted comments encouraging the FDA to take the below steps to ensure that states maintain a role as regulators in this emerging market.”

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Latest 2023 legislative news

HB 84. Sponsor: Delegate Terry Kilgore (R)

This measure adds an exemption to the audiologist licensure law, stating that audiologists with out-of-state licenses can provide free health care to underserved communities in the state as part of volunteering for a nonprofit organization if the organization verifies that the audiologist has a valid and unrestricted license in another state. This measure limits the out-of-state audiologist to a maximum of three consecutive days in providing free healthcare services.

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