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The DC Code: § 28-4005 Minimal procedures.

Index28 Commercial Instruments and Transactions. (Refs & Annos)
a
Each hearing aid sale shall be accompanied by a receipt that includes:
1
the name, address, and signature of the purchaser;
2
the date of consummation of the sale;
3
the name and address of the regular place of business, the number of the certificate of registration, and the signature of the registrant;
4
the make, model, serial number, and purchase price of the hearing aid;
5
a statement as to whether the hearing aid is "new" or "used";
6
the complete terms of the sale, including:
A
an itemization of the total purchase price, including but not limited to the cost of the hearing aid, the earmold, any batteries or other accessories, and any service costs; and
B
a clear and precise statement of the terms of the trial period and the terms of any guarantee or warranty, including disclosures made pursuant to section 28-4006(a)(3)(H);
7
the title and address of the Office, with a statement that complaints which arise with respect to the transaction may be submitted to the Office;
8
the original of the written recommendation;
9
the following statements in ten (10)-point type or larger:
A
"This hearing aid will not restore normal hearing nor will it prevent further hearing loss";
B
"No hearing aid may be sold to you without a prior medical examination"; and
C
"A return visit to a physician who is an ear specialist or audiologist after the purchase of this aid will help you in best adapting to it"; and
10
if the hearing aid sold has a telephone option, a statement that the telephone option will not work on all telephones and a statement indicating the types of telephones upon which it will work.
b
Each registrant shall keep records for every customer to whom he or she renders services or sells a hearing aid, including:
1
a copy of the receipt as specified in subsection (a) of this section;
2
a record of services provided;
3
any correspondence to or from the customer; and
4
any waiver forms, as provided under section 28-4004(d). Such records shall be preserved for seven (7) years after the date of the transaction.
c
Each registrant shall post conspicuously in large print at his or her place(s) of business and make available for inspection at any sale a retail price list showing all hearing aid models for sale.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 28-4005. 1973 Ed., T. 28, Appx., § 56. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 2-33, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 28-4001. For legislative history of D.C. Law 3-85, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 28-4001. For legislative history of D.C. Law 11-255, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 28-4001. DC CODE § 28-4005 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Oct. 26, 1977, D.C. Law 2-33, § 6, 24 DCR 3726; enacted, Sept. 6, 1980, D.C. Law 3-85, § 3(b), (e), 27 DCR 2900; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-255, § 27(bb), 44 DCR 1271.)