SENATE BILL No. 199
An Act concerning the fitting and dispensing of hearing aids;
amending K.S.A. 74-5810
and repealing the existing section.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. K.S.A. 74-5810 is hereby amended to
read as follows: 74-
5810. (a) This act shall not apply to:
(1) A person while
person is engaged in the practice of fitting
hearing aids if
his such person's practice
is part of the academic curric-
ulum of an accredited institution of higher education or part of a
conducted by a public, charitable institution or nonprofit
which is primarily supported by voluntary
so long as such organization does not sell hearing aids or
(2) a licensed audiologist employed by a publicly
funded school dis-
trict, a special education cooperative or an education service
serving preschool through high school age students so long as
ganization does not sell hearing aids or accessories thereto and
son performing the fitting in this section does not specifically
person fitted a fee for such services.
(b) If a person exempt from this act pursuant to
subsection (a) is a
licensee of another state agency and a complaint is filed
person with such agency regarding conduct covered by this act,
agency shall consult with the Kansas board of examiners in
dispensing of hearing aids regarding such complaint.
(c) This act shall not be construed to prevent or
limit any person who
is a practitioner of the healing arts licensed by the state board
arts in treatment of any kind or in fitting hearing aids to the
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 74-5810 is hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force
from and after its
publication in the statute book.
Approved April 10, 2003.