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Title XXXII REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 484 DISPENSING OF OPTICAL DEVICES AND HEARING AIDS
SECTION 053Prohibitions; penalties.
484.053 Prohibitions; penalties.—
(1) A person may not:
(a) Practice dispensing prescription hearing aids unless the person is a licensed hearing aid specialist;
(b) Use the name or title “hearing aid specialist” when the person has not been licensed under this part;
(c) Present as her or his own the license of another;
(d) Give false, incomplete, or forged evidence to the board or a member thereof for the purposes of obtaining a license;
(e) Use or attempt to use a hearing aid specialist license that is delinquent or has been suspended, revoked, or placed on inactive status;
(f) Knowingly employ unlicensed persons in the practice of dispensing prescription hearing aids; or
(g) Knowingly conceal information relative to violations of this part.
(2) Any person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(3) If a person licensed under this part allows the sale of a prescription hearing aid by an unlicensed person not registered as a trainee or fails to comply with the requirements of s. 484.0445(2) relating to supervision of trainees, the board must, upon determination of that violation, order the full refund of moneys paid by the purchaser upon return of the prescription hearing aid to the seller’s place of business.
History.—ss. 9, 18, ch. 83-153; ss. 1, 7, ch. 84-94; ss. 14, 19, 20, ch. 86-283; s. 22, ch. 90-341; s. 11, ch. 90-345; s. 116, ch. 91-224; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 251, ch. 94-119; s. 455, ch. 97-103; s. 156, ch. 99-397; s. 7, ch. 2000-154; s. 61, ch. 2000-318; s. 34, ch. 2023-71.