Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 3. Regulatory Provisions

Bill Of Sale -- Medical Evaluation Requirements -- Waiver

37-16-303. Bill of sale -- medical evaluation requirements -- waiver. (1) Any person who practices the selling, fitting, or dispensing of hearing aids and related devices shall, upon the sale of a hearing aid or related device, deliver to the customer a bill of sale that must contain:

(a) the seller's signature and license number, the name and address of the seller's permanent place of business, and if different from the permanent place of business, the address of the place of practice at which the sale was concluded;

(b) a description of the make and type of the hearing aid or related device furnished and the amount charged;

(c) any warranty or guaranty and the right to cancel, as well as the terms of the warranty or guaranty and the right to cancel;

(d) the condition of the hearing aid or related device and whether it is new, used, or reconditioned;

(e) a provision that maintenance service for the hearing aid or related device is available; and

(f) the following statement, in boldface, 12-point type: "If you have any questions regarding your consumer rights with respect to hearing aids and related devices, contact the state Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers." The statement must also list the current telephone number and address of the board's office.

(2) (a) Except as provided in subsection (2)(b), a hearing aid dispenser may not sell a hearing aid to a person unless the person has presented to the hearing aid dispenser a written statement signed by a licensed physician within the previous 6 months that states that the person's hearing loss has been medically evaluated and that there are no medical factors or conditions that render hearing aid use inadvisable as a treatment or remedy for hearing loss.

(b) If the prospective hearing aid purchaser is 18 years of age or older, the hearing aid dispenser may give that person the opportunity to waive the requirements of subsection (2)(a) in accordance with the disclosure, waiver form, and instructional brochure requirements of the U.S. food and drug administration regulations found at 21 CFR 801.420 and 21 CFR 801.421.

History: En. Sec. 8, Ch. 204, L. 1969; R.C.M. 1947, 66-3008; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 404, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 155, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 19, Ch. 481, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 23, Ch. 492, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 34, L. 2009.