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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 484
DISPENSING OF OPTICAL DEVICES AND HEARING AIDS
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F.S. 484.059
484.059 Exemptions.
(1) The licensure requirements of this part do not apply to any person engaged in recommending hearing aids as part of the academic curriculum of an accredited institution of higher education, or as part of a program conducted by a public charitable institution supported primarily by voluntary contribution, provided this organization does not dispense or sell hearing aids or accessories.
(2) The licensure requirements of this part do not apply to any person licensed to practice medicine in the state, except that such physician shall comply with the requirement of periodic filing of the certificate of testing and calibration of audiometric equipment as provided in this part. No person employed by or working under the supervision of a person licensed to practice medicine shall perform any services or acts which would constitute the dispensing of hearing aids as defined in s. 484.041(3), unless such person is a licensed hearing aid specialist.
(3) The licensure requirements of this part do not apply to an audiologist licensed pursuant to part I of chapter 468.
(4) The provisions of s. 484.053(1)(a) shall not apply to registered trainees operating in compliance with this part and rules of the board.
History.ss. 16, 18, ch. 83-153; ss. 1, 7, ch. 84-94; ss. 18, 19, 20, ch. 86-283; s. 27, ch. 90-134; s. 22, ch. 90-341; ss. 7, 11, ch. 90-345; s. 4, ch. 91-429.