DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Division of Professional Regulation
2000 Board of Occupational Therapy
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Delaware Board of Occupational Therapy, in accordance with 24 Del.C. §2006(a)(1), has proposed changes to its Regulations 2.0 and 3.0 to change the audit process for license renewal so that continuing education attestations will be audited after the license renewal period is over, rather than before the expiration date. The changes will also extend the period of time during each biennial licensure period during which licensees may obtain required CE credits from May 31st of each renewal year to July 31st of each renewal year, to correspond with the license renewal period.
The Board held a public hearing on this issue on May 2, 2007. The Board made substantive changes to the proposed rules and regulations as a result of comments received at that hearing. A public hearing on the revised rules and regulations will be held on October 3, 2007 at 4:45 p.m. in the second floor conference room B of the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, Delaware, where members of the public can offer comments. Anyone wishing to receive a copy of the proposed rules and regulations may obtain a copy from the Delaware Board of Occupational Therapy, 861 Silver Lake Blvd, Cannon Building, Suite 203, Dover DE 19904. Persons wishing to submit written comments may forward these to the Board at the above address. The final date to receive written comments will be at the public hearing.
The Board will consider promulgating the proposed regulations at its regularly scheduled meeting following the public hearing.
Division of Professional Regulation
3700 Board of Examiners of Speech/Language Pathologists, Audiologists and Hearing Aid Dispensers
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Delaware Board of Examiners of Speech/Language Pathologists, Audiologists & Hearing Aid Dispensers, in accordance with 29 Del.C. Chapter 101 and 24 Del.C. §3706(a)(1), proposes amendments to its regulations in sections 1.0, 3.0, 7.0, and 8.0. Specifically, the proposed amendments to 1.0 Division of Professional Regulation are primarily technical: renaming the section, improving the language, and updating a web address. The proposed amendments to 3.0 Licensure Requirements for Hearing Aid Dispensers modify the process for licensure as a hearing aid dispenser. Candidates will be required to obtain temporary licensure while completing a six-month training period under the direct supervision of a licensed dispenser. The extent of direct supervision is delineated. The proposed amendments to 7.0 Electronic equipment clarify the required frequency for calibration of electronic equipment used to assess hearing and allow for attestation of such calibration during the license renewal process. Finally, the proposed amendments to 8.0 Continuing Education For All Licensees also provide for attestation of electronic equipment calibration and improve the language of the section. Other grammatical, typographic, or stylistic changes are also included to improve clarity and consistency.
A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. in the second floor Conference Room B of the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, Delaware 19904. The Board will receive and consider input in writing from any person concerning the proposed regulations. Written comments should be submitted to the Board care of Sandra Wagner at the above address. The final date to submit written comments shall be at the public hearing. Anyone wishing to obtain a copy of the proposed regulations or to make comments at the public hearing should contact Sandra Wagner at the above address or by calling (302) 744-4532.
The Board will consider promulgating the proposed regulations immediately following the public hearing.
Office of the State Bank Commissioner
2108/2209 Statement on Subprime Mortgage Lending
The State Bank Commissioner proposes to adopt new Regulations 2108/2209 (“Statement on Subprime Mortgage Lending”), new Regulation 2302 (“Exemptions”), and new Regulation 3402 (“Surety Bond or Irrevocable Letter of Credit”).
Proposed new Regulation 2108/2209 parallels a Statement jointly issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of Thrift Supervision and the National Credit Union Administration, and is being adopted to provide regulatory consistency between mortgage brokers and mortgage lenders regulated under Chapters 21 and 22 respectively of Title 5 of the Delaware Code that are not affiliated with a bank holding company or an insured financial institution, and the financial institutions that are subject to that federal Statement.
Proposed new Regulation 2302 implements § 2304(c) of Title 5 of the Delaware Code by establishing criteria and procedures relating to exemptions from Chapter 23 of Title 5.
Proposed New Regulation 3402 implements § 3411 of Title 5 of the Delaware Code by establishing criteria for determining the amount of surety bonds or irrevocable letters of credit required by §3411.
The State Bank Commissioner would adopt the proposed new regulations on or after October 2, 2007. Other regulations issued by the State Bank Commissioner are not affected by these proposals. The State Bank Commissioner is issuing these regulations in accordance with Title 5 of the Delaware Code.
Copies of the proposed new regulations are published in the Delaware Register of Regulations. Copies are also on file in the Office of the State Bank Commissioner, 555 E. Loockerman Street, Suite 210, Dover, DE 19901 and are available for inspection during regular office hours. Copies are available upon request.
Interested parties are invited to comment or submit written suggestions, data, briefs or other materials to the Office of the State Bank Commissioner as to whether these proposed new regulations should be adopted, rejected or modified. Written materials submitted will be available for inspection at the above address. Comments must be received at or before the public hearing scheduled for 10:00 a.m. October 2, 2007.
A public hearing on the proposed regulation will be held in the Office of the State Bank Commissioner, 555 E. Loockerman Street, Suite 210, Dover, DE 19901 on Tuesday, October 2, 2007, commencing at 10:00 a.m. This notice is issued pursuant to the requirements of Subchapter III of Chapter 11 and Chapter 101 of Title 29 of the Delaware Code.
11 DE Reg. 359 (09/01/07)