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Audit Audit of the Board of Registration of Hearing Instrument Specialists

Audit found that a failure to meet quorum levels resulted in BRHIS cancelling six out of eight required quarterly meetings during the two-year audit period (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019).

Organization: Office of the State Auditor
Date published: April 17, 2020

Executive Summary

In accordance with Section 12 of Chapter 11 of the Massachusetts General Laws, the Office of the State Auditor has conducted a performance audit of certain activities of the Board of Registration of Hearing Instrument Specialists (BRHIS) for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019. The purpose of our audit was to determine whether BRHIS complied with Section 20(h) of Chapter 30 of the General Laws (the Open Meeting Law) and met quarterly to ensure the granting of licenses in accordance with Section 197(f) of Chapter 112, and Section 93 of Chapter 13, of the General Laws.

Below is a summary of our finding and recommendation, with links to each page listed.

Finding 1
 

BRHIS did not meet quarterly.

Recommendation
 

If BRHIS believes that it cannot maintain a sufficient number of qualified board members to meet quarterly, it should consider requesting that the Legislature lower the quorum.

 

A PDF copy of the audit of the Board of Registration of Hearing Instrument Specialists is available here.

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