Please read all announcements to learn of current COVID-19 Accommodations. New Announcement Posted 3/23/2020 Regarding Proposed Emergency Rule

Announcements

Attention Program and Clinic Directors - COVID-19 Update

March 31, 2020

In order to assist with the special circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, the Board has temporarily enacted the following policy. Intern students who are unable to attend their clinical work placements due to the outbreak of COVID-19 may use the following methods to obtain hours that will be accepted towards the clinical hour requirements.  (1)The Board […]

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Update for Temporary Licensees During the COVID-19 Crisis

March 31, 2020

Per the Board meeting held 3/27/2020, it was established that in order for temporary licensees to count their time during the COVID-19 crisis, the Board will mirror ASHA in their relaxing of the Clinical Fellowship work week. The North Carolina Board of Examiners will also accept 36 weeks with at least 1,260 hours rather than […]

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EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 116 & HHS Telehealth

March 24, 2020

https://governor.nc.gov/documents/executive-order-no-116 https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/notification-enforcement-discretion-telehealth/index.html

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Attention Clinic Intern Students, Clinic Directors & Program Directors

March 24, 2020

*This accommodation is being made to assist applicants during the COVID-19 crisis in order to assist in meeting the public need of access to care with a pool of graduates prepared to provide Speech and Language Pathology service in the safest manner possible under the current circumstances. This accommodation is limited to Board requirements only. […]

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Emergency Rule

March 23, 2020

The Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists filed emergency rule 21 NCAC 64 .0219, effective March 27, 2020. The notice for the proposed temporary rulemaking is posted on the OAH website: https://files.nc.gov/ncoah/documents/Rules/21-NCAC-64-.0219-proposed-temporary-rule.pdf Reason for Action:  In accordance with Executive Order No. 116 and in order to alleviate access to health care concerns during […]

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Public Hearing for Proposed Rule

March 19, 2020

There will be a Public Hearing on Proposed Rule NCAC 64.0219 April 10 at 9:00A.M., to attend the meeting please use the following information. Meeting ID: 436 525 446 Password: 112676 One tap mobile +13126266799,,436525446# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,436525446# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 […]

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Telepractice Platforms

March 19, 2020

In recognition of the COVID-19 crisis and the potential unavailability of the most secure platform, licensees may follow HHS guidelines if more secure platforms cannot reasonably be accessed AND if the licensee notifies and receives verbal consent from the patient or caretaker that the use of the platform may not be HIPAA compliant. The Board will […]

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Emergency Board Meeting and Proposed Temporary Rule

March 18, 2020

Pursuant to Executive Order 116 issued by Governor Roy Cooper and in the interest of the protection of the citizens of North Carolina and their continued access to care, The Board is actively in the process of creating an emergency temporary rule allowing SLP-Assistants to provide services via telepractice during this declared state of emergency. The same […]

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Telepractice

March 18, 2020

Current NC Licensees do NOT need to notify the Board that they are using telepractice and there is no special certification for your license required. Licensees do need to understand the platform they are using.

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March Board Meeting

March 13, 2020

Due to COVID-19 the March Board meeting will be held virtually. For those who would like to attend the Open portion of the Board meeting please contact the Board office for information how to attend.

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