The secretary may deny, suspend, or revoke a registration certificate or impose conditions
of probation upon a registrant for any of the following causes:
(1) Gross incompetency which includes, but is not limited to, the improper or unnecessary
fitting of a hearing aid.
(2) Conviction of any felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.
(3) Obtaining a registration certificate by fraud or deceit.
(4) Use of the term “doctor” or “physician” or “clinic” or “audiologist” or any derivation
thereof, as part of the firm name under which the registrant fits and sells hearing
aids, unless authorized by law.
(5) Fraud or misrepresentation in the repair, fitting or selling of a hearing aid.
(6) The employment, to perform any act covered by the provisions of this act, of any
person whose registration certificate has been suspended or who does not possess a
valid registration certificate issued under this act.
(7) Habitual intemperance.
(8) Gross immorality.
(9) Permitting another to use his or her registration certificate for any purpose.
(10) Violate or permit, with notice or knowledge of its commission, the violation
by any registered employee of any provision of this act or any rules or regulations
duly promulgated under this act.
(11) Any cause which would be grounds for denial of an application for a registration
(12) Be enjoined from violating any provision of the act of December 17, 1968 (P.L.
1224, No. 387), known as the “Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law,”
1 or be subject to a final order of the Federal Trade Commission, the Pennsylvania
Department of Health, or the Food and Drug Administration of the United States Department
of Health, Education and Welfare concerning the sale or offering for sale of unsafe,
unhealthful or worthless hearing devices or for engaging in conduct which has the
tendency to mislead or deceive.
(13) Failure of an applicant for renewal of a registration certificate to furnish
evidence of completion of the continuing education as provided in section 311.
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