Missouri Board of Examiners for Hearing Instrument Specialists

PO Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-0240
Fax: (573)-526-3856

Email: Behis@pr.mo.gov
Website: http://www.pr.mo.gov/hearing.asp

Director: Dana K. Fennewald

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 346.120

Department: Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration

Mission: The Missouri Board of Examiners for Hearing Instrument Specialists protects the public from incompetence, misconduct, gross negligence, fraud, misrepresentation, or dishonesty; licenses only "qualified" professionals by examination and evaluation of minimum competency; enforces standards by implementing legislation and administrative rules; and encourages economic development and partnerships with existing small businesses.

Function: The Missouri Board of Examiners for Hearing Instrument Specialists reviews applicants for licensure and makes recommendations to the division on matters of discipline of licenses; reviews and approves other states with equivalent or stricter requirements for reciprocal licenses; approves the examination required for licensure and may administer the practical portion of the examination; reviews and approves courses for continuing education credits required for license renewal.

SubCommittees: none

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 4 meetings

Location of meetings: Jefferson City

Duration of meetings: 1-2 days

Preparation time for meetings: 1 day

Total time commitment: 64 hours annually

Details on Members

Total members: 8

Appointed members: 8

Term length: 4 years; No member of the board who has served a full term may be reappointed to the board until at least one year after the expiration of the member's term of office.

Compensation: Members receive a per diem not to exceed $50 for each day devoted to the affairs of the board and reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: 5 members must be hearing instrument specialists; 1 must be an otolaryngologist; 1 must be an audiologist; and 1 must be a public member

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: Yes


Vacant Slot

Mrs. Lisa Ann Elmore
Hearing Instrument Specialist 1
Fair Grove
Term begins: Jul 27, 2018
Term expires: Jan 11, 2022

Mrs. Janette Call
Hearing Instrument Specialist 2
Term begins: Dec 2, 2010
Term expires: Jan 11, 2013

Charles B. Brown
Hearing Instrument Specialist 3
St. Charles
Term begins: Sep 20, 2018
Term expires: Jan 11, 2022

Mrs. Linda A. Engelmann
Hearing Instrument Specialist 4
Term begins: Jun 7, 2007
Term expires: Jan 11, 2011

Mr. Donald Wallace
Hearing Instrument Specialist 5
St. Charles
Term begins: Sep 20, 2018
Term expires: Jan 11, 2021

Vacant Slot

Mrs. Sharlene A Rimiller
Public Member
Jefferson City
Term begins: Sep 1, 2010
Term expires: Jan 1, 2012