State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2013
HOUSE BILL NO. 1011
Introduced by: The Committee on Health and Human Services at the request of the Board of
Hearing Aid Dispensers and Audiologists
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to authorize the Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers and
Audiologists to establish a thirty day trial period for the sale of hearing aids.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That § 36-24-33 be amended to read as follows:
36-24-33. Any person who practices the dispensing of hearing aids in the State of South
Dakota shall deliver to each person sold a hearing aid a receipt which contains the seller's
signature, the business address of the seller, specification of the hearing aid furnished including
whether it is new, used, or rebuilt, serial number of the aid, date of sale, and the total purchase
price charged for the aid less any allowance for a trade-in, if any, and the net amount paid by
the purchaser. A copy of the original sales order constitutes a valid receipt and a legal bill of
sale, and the purchaser's signature constitutes full acknowledgment of the terms of the sale. Any
purchaser of a hearing aid is entitled to a refund of the full purchase price advanced by the
purchaser for the hearing aid, less a maximum of ten percent upon the return of the hearing aid
by the purchaser to the licensee within thirty days from the date of delivery unless set by
contract for more than thirty days. Any refund shall be paid within thirty days of the return date.
A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.