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Policy to Include telesupervision of clinic hours in reference to 21 NCAC 64 .0208 SUPERVISION OF CLINICAL PRACTICUM through December 31, 2021.

May 10, 2021

The Board interprets the word “supervision” used in G.S. 90-295(3) to require that the supervision must be performed by a person who holds either a valid license under this Article or a Certificate of Clinical Competence of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, in the area for which supervised credit is sought. As a minimum standard of supervision, […]

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Revised Policy for Hearing Screening Update!

April 14, 2021

The Board appreciates all comments and concerns that have been received in reference to the new hearing screening policy. A diverse committee has been formed to further review all of the information that has been received and to help make the policy more viable. The Board will continue to hear additional comments and concerns regarding this policy. […]

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COVID-19 Allowances have been extended...Again!

March 26, 2021

Pursuant to North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order No. 130, Section 3, the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (“Board”) has been authorized to waive or modify regulatory licensure requirements temporarily for persons that meet certain qualifications, where those licensure requirements would prevent or impair allowing those persons to provide […]

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March 15, 2021

The comment period for Proposed Rules ends March, 16 2021. The Proposed Rules are transitioning from a temporary status to a permanent status. This should not be confused with the Policy for Hearing Screening. The Policy for Hearing Screening does not have a comment period. For comments on the Policy for Hearing Screening they must be submitted to the Board office […]

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Changes to SLP-Assistant Registration Standards

March 5, 2021

In order to ease the burden on individuals who hold a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Board has implemented the following policy: Applicants who possess a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from an accredited university are eligible to be registered as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant once they have passed the […]

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Policy and Legislative Updates

March 2, 2021

During the February 26, 2021 board meeting the Board asked the public for more feedback regarding the Policy for Hearing Screening. They provided a summary of topics some of the feedback on this policy covered, and the floor was open to the public for new concerns. The committee is still looking at the feedback they […]

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Statutory Revisions to Audiology Scope of Practice

February 24, 2021

The NCAA (North Carolina Audiology Association) has filed a bill to make statutory revisions to Audiology Scope of practice. Clicking the following link it will take you to a page with the bill the NCAA (North Carolina Audiology Association) filed, the Board’s proposed revisions, and a link to the North Carolina General Assembly page. The […]

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New Policy to clarify the state statute requirement to screen for hearing loss prior to speech-language evaluations.

January 8, 2021

Policy for Hearing Screenings Prior to Speech and Language Evaluations Overview. This policy is designed to clarify the state statute requirement to screen for hearing loss prior to speech-language evaluations. The intent of this policy is to ensure that patients being evaluated for services by licensed speech and language pathologists, and by extension registered speech-language […]

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Public Hearing for Proposed Rules

January 7, 2021

There will be a Public Hearing on Proposed Rules NCAC 64 .0108, NCAC 64 .0219, NCAC 64 .1101, NCAC 64 .1102, NCAC 64 .1103, NCAC 64 .1104, NCAC 64 .1105 February 1, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., to attend the meeting please use the following information. Attend online at: Phone one-tap:  US +13017158592.917998022723# or +13126266799.91799802723#  Meeting […]

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Office Holiday Closure

December 21, 2020

The Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology will be closed December 24th-December 28th. Staff will return December 29th- December 31st. The office will also be closed for the the New Year Holiday January 1st-January 3rd, staff will return to work on January 4th.

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