(225 ILCS 50/16)
(from Ch. 111, par. 7416)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
Hearing Instrument Consumer Protection Board.
There shall be
established a Hearing Instrument Consumer Protection
Board which shall assist, advise and make recommendations to the Department.
The Board shall consist of 6 members who shall be residents of
One shall be a licensed physician who specializes in otology or otolaryngology;
one shall be a member of a consumer-oriented organization concerned with
the deaf or hard of hearing; one shall be from the general public, preferably a
senior citizen; 2 shall be licensed hearing instrument
dispensers who are
National Board Certified
Specialists; and one shall be a licensed
audiologist. If a
vote of the Board results in a tie, the Director shall cast the deciding
Members of the Board shall be appointed by the Director after consultation
with appropriate professional organizations and consumer groups.
The term of office of each shall be 4 years. Before a member's term expires,
the Director shall appoint a successor to assume member's duties at the
expiration of his or her predecessor's term. A vacancy shall be filled by
appointment for the unexpired term. The members shall annually designate
one member as chairman. No member of the Board who has served 2
successive, full terms may be reappointed. The Director may remove
members for good cause.
Members of the Board shall receive reimbursement for actual and necessary
travel and for other expenses, not to exceed the limit established by the
(Source: P.A. 98-827, eff. 1-1-15