Hearing Aid Council (Amendment) Act 1989

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1989 c. 12


Hearing Aid Council(Amendment) Act 1989

1989 CHAPTER 12

An Act to amend the Hearing Aid Council Act 1968 in order to make further provision for the regulation, conduct and discipline of persons engaged in dispensing hearing aids; to amend the composition of the Hearing Aid Council; and for purposes connected with those matters.

[3rd July 1989]

Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

S-1 Offences by unregistered persons.

1 Offences by unregistered persons.

1. In section 3(2) of the Hearing Aid Council Act 1968(in this Act referred to as ‘the principal Act’) for the words ‘level 3 on the standard scale’ there shall be substituted the words ‘level 4 on the standard scale’.

S-2 Misconduct leading to disciplinary proceedings.

2 Misconduct leading to disciplinary proceedings.

(1) In section 7(1)(b) of the principal Act after the words ‘serious misconduct in connection with the dispensing of hearing aids’ there shall be inserted the words ‘or the training of persons to act as dispensers of hearing aids; or

(c) is judged by the Disciplinary Committee to have contravened any code of trade practice published by the Council under section 1 of this Act,’.

(2) In section 10(4)(e) of that Act for the words ‘serious misconduct in the dispensing of hearing aids’ there shall be substituted the words ‘such misconduct or such a contravention as is mentioned in section 7(1)(b) or (c) of this Act’ and after the words ‘such misconduct’ there shall be inserted the words ‘or contravention’.

S-3 Penalties.

3 Penalties.

(1) In section 5(1) of the principal Act for the words ‘liable to have his name erased from the register or list on any grounds specified in section 7 of this Act’ there shall be substituted the words ‘liable to be dealt with under section 7 of this Act on any of the grounds specified in that section.’

(2) In subsection (1) of section 7 of that Act for the words ‘direct that his name shall be erased from the register’ there shall be substituted the words ‘impose any one or more of the following penalties—

(i) issue an admonition;

(ii) impose a monetary penalty not exceeding 1,000;

(iii) direct that the registration of that person's name shall be suspended for such period as the Committee think fit; or

(iv) direct that the name of that person shall be erased from the register.’

(3) In subsection (2) of that section for...

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