MINNESOTA

Conversations are happening across the country to ensure safe, quality hearing assistance is available to those who need it. Check out the below to see what’s happening in Minnesota.

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Did You Know?

Almost 19% of Minnesota's population has some form of hearing loss.  

LATEST CONSUMER PROTECTION ACTION

January 14, 2022. 

NAAG Responds to FDA’s Comment Request on New Over-The-Counter Hearing Aid Rules.

“In response to a request for comments from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding new rules regulating over-the-counter hearing aids, NAAG submitted comments encouraging the FDA to take the below steps to ensure that states maintain a role as regulators in this emerging market.”

LATEST 2022 LEGISLATIVE NEWS

HF 3537.

Sponsor: Rep. Liz Boldon (DFL)
This measure relates to the creation of the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Compact Commission and interstate licensure compact for licensed audiologists or speech-language pathologists.


This measure takes effect on the date on which the compact statute is enacted into law in the tenth member state. 

SF 3364.

Sponsor: Senator Carla Nelson (R)

This measure establishes an interstate compact for audiology and speech-language pathology.


This measure establishes a compact to facilitate the interstate practice of audiology and speech-language pathology with the goal of improving public access to audiology and speech-language pathology services.


The compact takes effect after ten states enact it into law. 

SF 4292.

Sponsor: Senator Paul Utke (R)

This measure authorizes out-of-state health professionals to temporarily provide services without licensure.

 
This measure takes effect immediately.  

SF 4410.

Sponsor: Senator Jim Abeler (R)

These provisions were removed by the April 28 amendments. Please see below for the previous language.


This measure allows a license issued to an audiologist or speech-language pathologist by a home state to a resident in that state to be recognized by each member state of the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Compact as authorizing an audiologist or speech-language pathologist to practice audiology or speech-language pathology, under a privilege to practice, in each member state.