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Monday, February 4, 2019
The tinnitus Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 331-670-0010(11), and 331-670-0020(1)(c), went into effect on July 1, 2018. Those rules were adopted after a lengthy public comment period. The rules provided clarity to licensees regarding their scope of practice, which is set forth in Oregon statute.
For a bit of background, the first FAQ on tinnitus was released on July 15, 2015. It explained that a hearing aid specialist cannot diagnose or treat tinnitus. Given that a hearing aid specialist cannot diagnose or treat tinnitus, what can a hearing aid specialist do in relation to the condition? The new rules address that question and, those rules are also addressed in the new FAQ's on tinnitus, dated July 9, 2018.
For statute and rule review, visit the Laws and Rules page for the Advisory Council on hearing Aids.
To compare the 2015 and 2018 FAQ's, please visit the links below:
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