Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians
Public Participation Guidelines
[18 VAC 80 ‑ 11]
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 9/21/2011
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 is conducting a periodic review of 18 VAC 80-11-10 et seq., Board for Hearing Aid Specialists Public Participation Guidelines. The review of the regulations will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 14 (2010) (http://www.governor.virginia.gov/PolicyOffice/ExecutiveOrders/2010/EO-14.cfm) and § 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia (http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?000+cod+2.2-4007.1).
The purpose of the review is to determine whether the regulations should be terminated, amended, or retained in their current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to the regulations, including whether the regulations (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.
The comment period begins October 10, 2011, and ends on October 31, 2011.
Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at http://www.townhall.virginia.gov/L/Forums.cfm. Comments may also be sent to William H. Ferguson, II, Executive Director, Board for Hearing Aid Specialists, Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400, Richmond, Virginia 23233. Telephone: (804) 367-8590, Fax: (804) 527-4295, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments must include the commenter's name and address (physical or email) information in order to receive a response to the comment from the agency.
Following the close of the public comment period, a report of the periodic review will be posted on the Town Hall and published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.
Public Comment Period
Begin Date: 10/10/2011
End Date: 10/31/2011
Comments Received: 0
Retain the regulation with no changes
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line