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  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

CHAPTER 6. Audiometrists [1685 - 1686]
  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 205. )


The governing body of a city, county, city and county or school district may employ one or more school audiometrists, each of whom shall be registered with the State Department of Health Services and possess such qualifications as may at the date of registration be prescribed by the state department.

Audiometric testing as conducted by the qualified school audiometrist, pursuant to Section 13300 of the Education Code, or by other qualified certificated school personnel, as defined in Sections 11751 and 11824 of the Education Code, shall meet the standards which the State Department of Health Services determines necessary to insure the adequacy of hearing testing in the schools. Subject to Section 11822 of the Education Code, audiometric tests may be administered to school and preschool children in school buildings and other places as are or may be used by schools, health departments or other agencies that provide qualified personnel to conduct such tests.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1252.)


The State Department of Health Services shall, subject to the provisions of Section 1685, issue certificates of registration to school audiometrists and to qualified supervisors of health, pursuant to Sections 11751 and 11823 of the Education Code. The department shall prescribe such qualifications as may be necessary for the testing of the hearing of schoolchildren.

Candidates for registration who present evidence of having satisfactorily completed the required training in audiology and audiometry at an accredited university or college, as prescribed by the State Department of Health Services, may be issued certificates of registration without further examination.

The state department shall require a registration fee not in excess of ten dollars ($10) for each certificate issued. Such fee shall be based upon a determination by the department as to the amount that is reasonably necessary to pay for the costs of the issuance of certificates of registration.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1252.)

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