CHAPTER 315

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 402

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend § 3706(a), Title 24 of the Delaware Code to create a new chapter by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions shown by underline as follows and redesignating accordingly:

§ 3706 Powers and duties; immunity.

(13) Establish requirements for licensed hearing aid dispenser and licensed audiologist to:

a. At the time of the initial examination for fitting and sale of a hearing aid, to notify the prospective purchaser or client of the operation and benefits of telecoil, also known as “t” coil, or “t” switch technology, in using a hearing aid with “hearing loop” technology; and

b. Provide written information explaining telecoil and its uses, including increased access to telephones, and communication with businesses and in the community, and noninvasive access to assistive listening systems.

Section 2. This Act shall take effect 90 days after the date of its enactment.

Approved July 19, 2016