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90 292. Declaration of policy. It is declared to be a policy of the State of North Carolina that, in order to safeguard the public health, safety, and welfare; to protect the public from being misled by incompetent, unscrupulous, and unauthorized persons and from unprofessional conduct on the part of qualified speech and language pathologists and audiologists and to help assure the availability of the highest possible quality speech and language pathology and audiology services to the communicatively handicapped people of this State, it is necessary to provide regulatory authority over persons offering speech and language pathology and audiology services to the public.

North Carolina Law now requires that all applicants and those renewing a license respond to the following statement:

Public Notice Statement required by N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143-764(a)(5), effective December 31, 2017

Any worker who is defined as an employee by N.C. Gen. Stat. §§ 95-25.2(4)(NC Department Of Labor), 143-762(a)(3)(Employee Fair Classification Act), 96- 1(b)(10)(Employment Security Act), 97-2(2)(Workers’ Compensation Act), or 105- 163.1(4)(Withholding; Estimated Income Tax for Individuals) shall be treated as an employee unless the individual is an independent contractor. Any employee who believes that the employee has been misclassified as an independent contractor by the employee’s employer may report the suspected misclassification to the Employee Classification Section within the North Carolina Industrial Commission.

Employee Classification Section North Carolina Industrial Commission
1233 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1233
Telephone: (919) 807-2582
Fax: (919)715-0282

Employee misclassification is defined as avoiding tax liabilities and other obligations imposed by Chapter 95, 96, 97, 105, or 143 of the North Carolina General Statutes by misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor. [N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143-762(5)]

Per the Board meeting held 1/25/2019, The Board established that moving forward simulated patient hours will be accepted toward meeting the 20 hour minimum requirements for temporary licensure. The maximum number of allowable simulated case hours remains 75. Clinical simulation hours may include use of simulation technologies and standardized patients. Simulation technologies include virtual patients, digitized mannequins, task trainers, computer-based interactive patients and immersive reality. These hours may be used in any of the adult or pediatric diagnostic or therapeutic areas.

The Board voted to eliminate the 50-mile requirement / policy for supervision of temporary licensees, while retaining the 4-hour requirement /policy for direct supervision of those temporary licensees. (Minutes 10/26/2018) This does not alter the 50-mile requirement / policy for SLP-Assistants.


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Individuals who hold active military status and their spouses are not required to pay verification, application, permanent license or permanent license renewal fees. Documentation confirming active military status is required.

The Board Offices relocated to a new location in September of 2017. If you wish to send items to the Board Offices via FedEx, UPS or any carrier other than the U.S. Postal Service, please call the Board Office at 336-272-1828 to obtain our direct shipping address.

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