TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER IV: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER j: VISION AND HEARING
PART 682 HEARING INSTRUMENT CONSUMER PROTECTION CODE
SECTION 682.215 SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS
Section 682.215 Supervision of Students
a) Full-time graduate students enrolled in a program of audiology in a U.S. Department of Education recognized accredited college or university may engage in the dispensing of hearing instruments without a license as a part of an academic program of audiology under the supervision of a licensed audiologist. (Section 11 of the Act)
b) At least 50% of each hearing instrument dispensing activity by a student shall be observed directly by a licensed audiologist responsible for the supervision of the student.
c) Until the student has obtained a Hearing Instrument Dispenser License or becomes a licensed audiologist, dispensing of hearing instruments off campus is limited to sites or programs affiliated with, or operated under, the auspices and approval of the program of audiology in the college or university in which the student is enrolled.
d) One supervisor may supervise a limit of three trainees at any point in time.
e) A licensed trainee shall perform the functions of a hearing instrument dispenser in accordance with this Part and only under direct supervision by the designated licensed supervisor.
f) The designated licensed hearing instrument dispenser or audiologist is responsible for all of the work that is performed by the trainee. (Section 9.5 of the Act)
g) A licensed hearing instrument dispenser/audiologist shall directly observe 100 percent of each hearing instrument dispensing activity by a licensed trainee.
h) Contracts signed by a licensed trainee shall also be signed by the designated supervisor.
i) Until the licensed trainee has obtained a Hearing Instrument Dispenser License or becomes a licensed audiologist, dispensing of hearing instruments is limited to sites where the designated supervisor observes 100 percent of the time that the trainee has client contact.
(Source: Amended at 35 Ill. Reg. 10312, effective June 17, 2011)