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Do not use the Thentia Portal for SLP-Assistant Changes/ Updates

September 14, 2021

Any changes made in the Thentia Portal for SLP-Assistants are not working. Please use the Assistant’s tab on the Board’s website, for all changes/ updates for Assistants. If you have made changes in the Thentia portal please email kyoung@ncboeslpa.org so the changes may be fixed. Thank you for your patience.

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Medicaid Communication Access Services

June 20, 2024

In 2019, the North Carolina Institute of Medicine partnered with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DSDHH) to study access barriers in health care for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind individuals. One of the barriers identified in the report, is the cost to providers […]

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Direct Observation Requirement for Temporary Licensees

May 8, 2024

This does not pertain to Temporary SLP-Assistants, SLP-Assistants with a full registration, or Audiology Assistants. Please be sure to review their supervision/observation requirements separately. The NCBOESLPA’s observation requirement for temporary licensees is different from the ASHA observation requirement for the clinical fellowship.   The Board has made some adjustments to allow some flexibility in the month-to-month […]

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NC Medicaid Provider Verification Process

April 15, 2024

Beginning in May 2021, NC Medicaid started taking additional steps, as outlined in the NCTracks Changes to Provider Verification Process bulletin, to ensure providers meet their contractual obligation to maintain their credentials on their NCTracks provider enrollment record.  NC Medicaid published multiple bulletin articles to notify providers of the change, and providers receive four targeted reminders prior to their […]

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Unethical Acts and Practices Reminder to Licensees

February 6, 2024

The Board requires that anyone (including but not limited to students, clinical fellows, licensees, assistant registrant applicants, and temporary assistant applicants) who will be providing professional services under a licensee’s supervision to meet one of the following requirements: The supervising licensee is responsible for submitting the registration documentation to the Board and ensuring the registration […]

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Additional Guidance regarding OTC hearing aids and "Prescription" hearing aids

January 3, 2024

The following additional guidance regarding OTC hearing aids and “Prescription” hearing aids can be viewed below.

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Board's guidance on Ethical Practices in Addressing Vacancies in the NC School Settings

December 12, 2023

Please click the button below to view the Board’s guidance on Ethical Practices in Addressing Vacancies in the North Carolina School Settings. This guidance was created as a result of inquiries from school based SLPs received by the Board office.

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New temporary license applicant process

October 17, 2023

Please note, our old Supervised Experience Year (SEY) PDF form will be phased out and no longer accepted after November 30, 2023. All SEY Plan submissions will need to be submitted to the Board office via our new SEY Plan form. If you have any questions please contact the Board office.

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ASLP-IC Rule-Making Comment Period

September 8, 2023

The public comment period is open for the ASLP-IC proposed rule on Implementation of Criminal Background Check Requirement drafted August 10, 2023. This rule will be effective 30 days after Full Commission Approval. How do I submit a Public Comment? Meeting information for Rule discussion and voted on: View ASLP-IC Notice

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Guidance for Audiometric Screenings as Part of Speech-Language Evaluations

April 26, 2023

The Board is pleased to share a statement on Guidance for Hearing Screenings as a part of Speech-Language Evaluation Screening Practices that is the culmination of 7 months of collaboration with stakeholders and review, consideration, and incorporation of public and licensee comments received by the Board. This guidance statement is informational in nature and does not constitute rule […]

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