Businesses and Professions
Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters
R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-49-11
§ 5-49-11. Duration of license — Renewal of license — Fees — Effect of failure to renew.
(a) The department shall promulgate rules and regulations mandating the term of license for each category of license issued pursuant to this chapter. No license shall remain in force for a period in excess of two (2) years.
(1) Each person who engages in the fitting and sale of hearing aids shall pay to the department a fee, as set forth in § 23-1-54, per annum for each year of the term of license, for a renewal of his or her license.
(2) The renewal certificate shall be conspicuously posted in his or her office or place of business at all times.
(3) Where more than one office is operated by the licensee, duplicate certificates shall be issued by the department for posting in each location.
(b) A thirty-day (30) grace period shall be allowed during which time licenses may be renewed on payment of a fee to the department, as set forth in § 23-1-54, per annum for each year of the term of renewal.
(c) After expiration of the grace period, the department may renew those certificates upon payment to the department of a fee, as set forth in § 23-1-54, per annum for each year of the term of renewal.
(d) The total fee for the entire term of license or renewal shall be paid prior to the issuance of the license.
(e) No person who applies for renewal, whose license has expired, shall be required to submit to any examination as a condition to renewal; provided, that the renewal application is made within two (2) years from the date of that expiration.
History of Section.
P.L. 1973, ch. 243, § 1; P.L. 1987, ch. 184, § 6; P.L. 1996, ch. 174, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 77, art. 14, § 20; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 9, § 20.