Audiologists and audiology practices are required to act in accordance with a number of federal, state and local regulations and rules. This section contains relevant information as it pertains to the federal regulations.
- U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Mandates standards for security, privacy and confidentiality with penalties for non-compliance, to insure the portability and continuity of health insurance coverage.
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Regulates the sale of special medical equipment (i.e. hearing aids) including requirements for medical clearance and the provision of user manuals.
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