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First Substitute H.B. 396
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies provisions of Title 58, Chapter 41, Speech-language Pathology and
11 Audiology Licensing Act, related to licensing requirements and temporary licenses.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . clarifies and modifies licensing requirements for speech-language pathologists and
16 . provides for the issuance of temporary licenses to individuals who have completed
17 licensing requirements for an audiologist or speech-language pathologist, except for
18 the clinical fellowship year;
19 . provides a grandfathering provision; and
20 . makes certain technical changes.
21 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
23 Other Special Clauses:
25 Utah Code Sections Affected:
27 58-41-5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 183
29 58-41-5.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
31 58-41-7, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1989, Chapter 207
33 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
34 Section 1. Section 58-41-5 is amended to read:
35 58-41-5. Licensure requirements.
36 (1) To obtain and maintain a license as [
37 audiologist beginning July 1, 2010, [
39 division and pay a fee to the department in accordance with Section 63J-1-504 ;
44 from an accredited university or college, based on a program of studies primarily in the field of
49 profession of [
51 professional experience [
52 experience in treatment and management of patients[
54 CCC, or their full equivalent; and
64 audiology which is the same as or equivalent to the examination required for the CCC and with
65 pass-fail criteria equivalent to current ASHA standards[
67 skills to an examining committee of licensed [
68 appointed by the board.
69 (2) To obtain and maintain a license as an audiologist prior to July 1, 2010, an
70 applicant shall:
71 (a) comply with Subsections (1)(a), (b), (d), (e), and (f); and
72 (b) provide the committee with verification that the applicant has received at least a
73 master's degree in the area of audiology from an accredited university or college, based on a
74 program of studies primarily in the field of audiology.
75 (3) An individual who, prior to July 1, 2010, is licensed as an audiologist under this
76 chapter is, on or after July 1, 2010, considered to hold a current license under this chapter as an
77 audiologist and is subject to this chapter.
78 (4) To obtain and maintain a license as a speech-language pathologist, an applicant
80 (a) comply with Subsections (1)(a) and (b);
81 (b) provide the committee with verification that the applicant has received at least a
82 master's degree in speech-language pathology from an accredited university or college, based
83 on a program of studies primarily in the field of speech-language pathology;
84 (c) be in compliance with the regulations of conduct and code of ethics for the
85 profession of speech-language pathology;
86 (d) comply with Subsection (1)(e), except that the supervision and attestation
87 requirement shall be from a licensed speech-language pathologist rather than a licensed
88 audiologist; and
89 (e) pass a nationally standardized examination in speech-language pathology which is
90 the same as or equivalent to the examination required for the CCC and with pass-fail criteria
91 equivalent to current ASHA standards, and the board may require the applicant to pass an
92 acceptable practical demonstration of clinical skills to an examining committee of licensed
93 speech-language pathologists appointed by the board.
94 Section 2. Section 58-41-5.5 is enacted to read:
95 58-41-5.5. Temporary licenses.
96 (1) (a) The division may issue a temporary license to an applicant for an audiology
97 license who:
98 (i) has obtained a master's or doctorate degree in audiology prior to July 1, 2010, or a
99 clinical doctorate degree in audiology, AuD, after June 30, 2010; and
100 (ii) is practicing audiology in a year of clinical fellowship.
101 (b) The temporary license is valid for up to 12 months.
102 (2) (a) The division may issue a temporary license to an applicant for a
103 speech-language pathology license who:
104 (i) has completed all requirements for licensure as a speech-language pathologist under
105 this chapter, except for Subsection (4)(d); and
106 (ii) is practicing speech-language pathology in a year of clinical fellowship.
107 (b) The temporary license is valid for up to 12 months.
108 Section 3. Repealer.
109 This bill repeals:
110 Section 58-41-7, Waiver of specified licensure requirements -- Conditions.
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