STATE OF WISCONSIN
Hearing and Speech Examining Board
IN THE MATTER OF RULE-MAKING PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE
HEARING AND SPEECH EXAMINING BOARD
ORDER OF THE HEARING AND SPEECH EXAMINING BOARD
(CLEARINGHOUSE RULE 15-097)
An order of the Hearing and Speech Examining Board to repeal HAS 3.02; and to amend HAS 3.01(1) relating to a designation of a written examination for hearing instrument specialists.
Analysis prepared by the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
Explanation of agency authority:
Each examining board shall promulgate rules for its own guidance and for the guidance of the trade or profession to which it pertains, and define and enforce professional conduct and unethical practices not inconsistent with the law relating to the particular trade or profession. s. 15.08 (5)(b), Stats. The examining board may make rules not inconsistent with the laws of this state which are necessary to carry out the intent of this chapter. s. 459.12 (1), Stats.
Related statute or rule: n/a
Plain language analysis:
This rule designates the International Licensing Examination for Hearing Healthcare Professionals by the International Hearing Society as the written examination for hearing instruments specialists and deletes the provisions specifying the content areas of the written test.
Summary of, and comparison with, existing or proposed federal regulation: None
Comparison with rules in adjacent states:
Illinois: Illinois requires the written and practical International Licensing Examination for Hearing Healthcare Professions or an examination approved, developed or sanctioned by the Department of Public Health.
Iowa: Iowa requires the national standardized licensing examination [International Licensing Examination for Hearing Healthcare Professionals] by the International Hearing Society.
Michigan: Michigan requires examination prescribed by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
Minnesota: Written examination approved by the commissioner of the Department of Health or a designee citing topic areas to cover.
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