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Commission Adopts Rules

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 112, Subchapter A, §112.2; Subchapter H, §112.70; Subchapter J, §112.92 and §112.96; and Subchapter O, §112.140; and adopted a new rule at Subchapter A, §112.3, regarding the Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers program.  The adopted rules… Read More about Commission Adopts Rules

Summary of Proposed Rule Changes

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation proposes changes to the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 70, Industrialized Housing and Buildings. For information on the proposed rule changes and how you can submit public comments, please see the documents below: The Department will accept comments on the proposed rule changes until October 30, 2023.

Summary of Proposed Rule Changes

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation proposes changes to the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 112, Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers. For information on the proposed rule changes and how you can submit public comments, please see the documents below: The Department will accept comments on the proposed rule changes until October 23, 2023.

Fingerprint Information

Fingerprints provided for YOUR TDLR application shall be used to check criminal history records of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in accordance with applicable statutes. NOTE: Do NOT schedule an appointment for fingerprinting until after you have filed your license application. All the information you need to schedule your fingerprint appointment will… Read More about Fingerprint Information

Senate Bill 2017 Enacted

Senate Bill 2017 by Senator Judith Zaffirini was passed by the Texas Legislature during the 88th Legislative Session. The bill was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott on June 18, 2023. SB 2017 amends current law relating to the regulation of hearing aids and the practices of audiology and the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments…. Read More about Senate Bill 2017 Enacted

FDA Rules for Over-the-Counter Category of Hearing Instruments Now in Effect

Hearing instruments or hearing aids are regulated at the federal level as medical devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Changes have been made at the federal level to create an over-the-counter category of hearing instruments (hearing aids), and the FDA rules implementing these changes are now in effect. In August 2017, the… Read More about FDA Rules for Over-the-Counter Category of Hearing Instruments Now in Effect