§ 484.0401 Purpose
§ 484.041 Definitions
§ 484.042 Board of Hearing Aid Specialists; membership, appointment, terms
§ 484.043 Board headquarters
§ 484.044 Authority to make rules
§ 484.0445 Training program
§ 484.0447 Fees
§ 484.045 Licensure by examination
§ 484.047 Renewal of license
§ 484.0501 Minimal procedures and equipment
§ 484.051 Itemization of prices; delivery of prescription hearing aid; receipt, packaging, disclaimer, guarantee
§ 484.0512 Thirty-day trial period; purchaser’s right to cancel; notice; refund; cancellation fee; criminal penalty
§ 484.0513 Cancellation by medical authorization; purchaser’s right to return
§ 484.053 Prohibitions; penalties
§ 484.054 Sale or distribution of prescription hearing aids through mail; penalty
§ 484.056 Disciplinary proceedings
§ 484.058 Declaration of place of business; posting of license and notice
§ 484.059 Exemptions

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 484 > Part II - Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Aids

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Board: means the Board of Hearing Aid Specialists. See Florida Statutes 484.041
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 484.041
  • Dispensing prescription hearing aids: means and includes:
    (a) Conducting and interpreting hearing tests for purposes of selecting suitable prescription hearing aids, making earmolds or ear impressions, and providing appropriate counseling. See Florida Statutes 484.041
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Hearing aid: means any wearable device designed for, offered for the purpose of, or represented as aiding persons with, or compensating for, impaired hearing. See Florida Statutes 484.041
  • Hearing aid establishment: means any establishment in this state which employs a licensed hearing aid specialist who offers, advertises, and performs hearing aid services for the general public. See Florida Statutes 484.041
  • Hearing aid specialist: means a person duly licensed in this state to practice the dispensing of prescription hearing aids. See Florida Statutes 484.041
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Over-the-counter hearing aid: means an air-conduction hearing aid that does not require implantation or other surgical intervention and is intended for use by a person 18 years of age or older to compensate for perceived mild to moderate hearing impairment. See Florida Statutes 484.041
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Prescription hearing aid: means a hearing aid that satisfies the requirements of this part and is not an over-the-counter hearing aid. See Florida Statutes 484.041
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Sponsor: means an active, licensed hearing aid specialist under whose direct supervision one or more trainees are studying prescription hearing aid dispensing for the purpose of qualifying for certification to sit for the licensure examination. See Florida Statutes 484.041
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Trainee: means a person studying prescription hearing aid dispensing under the direct supervision of an active licensed hearing aid specialist for the purpose of qualifying for certification to sit for the licensure examination. See Florida Statutes 484.041
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01