HB16-1366 - Hearing Aid Users Enhanced Protections

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning Enhanced Protections For Purchasers Of Hearing Aids, And, In Connection Therewith, Requiring The Director Of The Division Of Professions And Occupations In The Department Of Regulatory Agencies To Adopt Rules That Require The Disclosure Of Hearing Aid Pricing By Hearing Aid Providers And Audiologists And That Require The Explanation Of Different Communication Options Available To Hearing Aid Users Via Technological Advances For Different Environments Used By Hearing Aid Users And Making The Viola

The bill requires the director of the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies to adopt rules:

  • Requiring hearing aid providers and audiologists to disclose hearing aid pricing, including the separate prices of any parts, attachments, or accessories to hearing aids and any related services. The rules must require that hearing aid users be permitted to purchase the different components and services involved in hearing aids separately.
  • Requiring hearing aid providers and audiologists to explain to prospective and current hearing aid users the different communication options available via technological advances for different environments used by the hearing aid user.

The bill makes the violation of these rules a deceptive trade practice under the "Colorado Consumer Protection Act".

Latest update: May 4, 2016
05/04/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
04/21/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
04/21/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/20/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/18/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/12/2016 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/16/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services