Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 3. Regulatory Provisions

Permanent Place Of Business In State Necessary -- Records -- Notice -- Designation Of Licensee In Charge

37-16-301. Permanent place of business in state necessary -- records -- notice -- designation of licensee in charge. (1) A person who is actively engaged in dispensing hearing aids and related devices as a business must have a permanent place of business in this state that will be opened to serve the public, having the necessary testing, fitting, and hearing aid accessories needed by the hard-of-hearing public in the wearing of hearing aids and related devices. All licensed hearing aid dispensers shall identify their permanent place of business in all advertising public notices and in all consumer correspondence, both written and verbal. More than one hearing aid dispenser licensee may work from a permanent place of business.

(2) The department shall keep a record of the places of practice of persons who hold regular licenses or trainee licenses. A notice required to be given by the board or department to a person who holds a regular or trainee license may be given by mailing it to the person at the address last given to the department.

(3) All licensed hearing aid dispensers shall notify the board of any change of address within 30 days of the change. A trainee shall notify the board of any change of address within 10 days of the change.

(4) (a) When licensed hearing aid dispensers and trainees work at the same permanent place of business, the licensed hearing aid dispenser shall designate one licensed dispenser as the person in charge. There must be one licensed dispenser in charge at a permanent place of business.

(b) The licensed hearing aid dispenser in charge of a permanent place of business:

(i) is responsible and accountable under the disciplinary authority of the board for the conduct of trainees using that permanent place of business; and

(ii) has custody and control of the business records of that permanent place of business and is responsible for producing the records during an investigation conducted by the department.

History: En. Sec. 15, Ch. 204, L. 1969; amd. Sec. 300, Ch. 350, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 66-3015; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 444, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 404, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 155, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 60, Ch. 429, L. 1995.