Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 276-9-.02 - Training Permit

(1) In order to apply for a hearing aid training permit, the applicant shall:
(a) Submit an Application for a Hearing Aid Training Permit and the required fee;
(b) Submit a "Statement of Supervision" from the licensed Georgia hearing aid dispenser who will supervise the training permit holder's practice;
(c) Proof of Age as confirmed in a secure and verifiable document, as defined in Code Section 50-36-2.
(2) Once approved and issued, the training permit shall authorize the person to dispense hearing aids only under "DIRECT SUPERVISION AND IMMEDIATE OBSERVATION" of a Georgia licensed hearing aid dispenser who shall be responsible for trainee's compliance with this chapter. Adequate supervision by a Georgia licensed hearing aid dispenser shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(a) Direct supervision means the Georgia licensed hearing aid supervising dispenser shall be physically present with the training permit holder at all times in the Georgia licensed dealership.
(b) A training permit is issued only for a six (6) month period and may be renewed as often as necessary for subsequent six (6) month time periods so long as the requirements for issuance of permits are met for each renewal. In order to renew a training permit, the permit holder must submit an application for a training permit indicating renewal and the required fee.
(c) Both supervisors and supervisees are required to maintain a contemporaneous record of the dates, duration, type and a brief summary of the pertinent activity of the supervision to be submitted to the Board upon request. At any time the Board has the right to request documentation of supervision.
(d) While under the direct supervision and immediate observation of a Georgia licensed hearing aid dispenser, a training permit holder may engage in the practice of dispensing of hearing aid devices.
(3) In order to become a licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser the holder of a training permit must pass all portions of the practical and written examinations required for licensure.
(4) The holder of a training permit may apply for an apprentice permit at any time pursuant to Board rule 276-9-.01, however, both permits cannot be held at the same time.
(5) There may be no more than one (1) training permit holder under a supervising Georgia licensed hearing aid dispenser at any given time. Training permit holders must cause a current supervising Georgia licensed hearing aid dispenser to submit to the Board in writing that they are no longer the training permit holder's supervisor, and the reason for the disassociation in order for a training permit holder to obtain a new supervising Georgia licensed hearing aid dispenser.
(6) All training permit holders must be identified as such by name tags. Dealers employing training permit holders shall post office signage indicating training permit holders are present and may be involved in the fitting and dispensing of hearing aid devices.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 276-9-.02
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 43-20-6, 43-20-11 and 43-20-12.
Original Rule entitled "Attachments to Dispenser License Applications" adopted as ER. 276-9-0.11-.02. F. Feb. 16, 1979; eff. Jan. 29, 1979, the date of adoption. Amended: Permanent Rule of same title adopted. F. May 16, 1979; eff. June 5, 1979. Repealed: F. June 9, 2008; eff. June 29, 2008. Adopted:New Rule entitled "Training Permit." F. Jan. 29, 2015; eff. Feb. 18, 2015.

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