24. The Board shall also assume, after the first year following the date on which a person with a hearing deficiency takes possession of a hearing aid, the cost of the time devoted by a hearing aid acoustician to that person with a hearing deficiency where he added to the person’s hearing aid or replaced an option or accessory that is provided for in Part I of Schedule I of the Tariff for insured hearing aids and related services (chapter A-29, r. 8) or that was provided for therein at the time of the purchase or replacement of the hearing aid, up to a maximum of one quarter of an hour or fraction thereof, per 3-month period, for each person with a hearing deficiency.
The rate per quarter hour or fraction thereof for the time devoted by a hearing aid acoustician to a person with a hearing deficiency, as provided for in the first paragraph, is fixed by the Board under section 72.1 of the Act.
The cost of the time devoted by a hearing aid acoustician shall not be assumed by the Board where the hearing aid acoustician supplies an “earmold and tube” “shell impression” provided for in Division I of Part III of Schedule I of the Tariff for insured hearing aids and related services.
O.C. 869-93, s. 24; O.C. 535-97, s. 18; O.C. 1403-2001, s. 8; Decision 2001-12-12, ss. 4; Decision 2004-04-14, s. 4; Decision 2005-04-13, s. 4; O.C. 382-2006, ss. 14 and 28.