Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 55. Hearing Aid Dealers
Section 60. Prior Medical Evaluation.
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AS 08.55.060. Prior Medical Evaluation.

(a) A hearing aid dealer who is not a physician may not sell or lease a hearing aid unless the prospective user of the hearing aid presents to the hearing aid dealer a written statement signed by a physician stating that the physician has evaluated the prospective user's hearing and that the prospective user is a candidate for a hearing aid.

(b) The exam on which the physician bases the statement required in (a) of this section must have occurred within the six months immediately preceding the date when the prospective user presents the statement to the hearing aid dispenser.

(c) If the prospective user is 18 years of age or older, the hearing aid dealer may afford the prospective user an opportunity to waive in writing the evaluation required by (a) of this section if the hearing aid dealer

(1) informs the prospective user that the exercise of the waiver is not in the best interest of the prospective user's health;

(2) does not actively encourage the prospective user to waive the evaluation; and

(3) affords the prospective user the opportunity to sign the following statement:

I have been advised by (HEARING AID DEALER'S NAME) that it would

be in my best interest if I had a medical evaluation by a licensed

physician (preferably a physician who specializes in diseases of the

ear) before purchasing or leasing a hearing aid.



(d) The hearing aid dealer shall retain the evaluation statement of the physician or the prospective user's signed waiver statement for four years after the date of the sale of the hearing aid.

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