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Policies

Hearing Screening in Speech-Language Evaluation Proposed Rule

The former policy regarding Hearing Screenings as Part of Speech-Language Evaluations has been retracted. A proposed rule regarding Hearing Screening is forthcoming in the near future. There will be a comment period; where licensees can provide feedback and be heard. Before the rule is, promulgated, and made law.

Policy to Include telesupervision of clinic hours in reference to 21 NCAC 64 .0208 SUPERVISION OF CLINICAL PRACTICUM through December 31, 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, clinical supervisors who are physically present in the same facility and accessible to the student during the performance of the practicum must directly observe at least 50 percent of each evaluation session, including screening and identification activities, and at least 25 percent of each student’s total contact time with each client.

As a minimum standard of supervision of students through telesupervision, the supervisor must be simultaneously virtually available by virtual session and accessible to the student 100 percent of the time for each evaluation session and must directly observe at least 50 percent of each evaluation session, including screening and identification activities, and at least 25 percent of each student’s total contact time with each client.

History Note: Authority G.S. 90-294(c)(2); 90-304(3); 150B-40(b);

Eff. October 1, 1992.


Assistant Temporary Registration Policy

In addition to the current pathways to be registered as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant the Board will now offer a temporary registration option for those completing 100 hours of supervised Clinical Fieldwork for applicants meeting degree and coursework requirements. The applicant will need to take and pass the Jurisprudence Exam, complete the Speech Language Pathology Assistant Application, submit their official transcript conferring their degree, and submit a temporary registration packet with their potential supervisor. Upon receipt and approval of these items the applicant will be issued a temporary registration under the license of the supervising licensed speech language pathologist for up to 120 days. The 100 hours of Clinical Field work hours may not include observation hours and should be comprised of at least 80% direct patient/client services, with the remaining hours to be indirect patient/ client services. All Clinical field work is to be supervised by the temporary registrant’s primary supervisor. The 120-day registration may not be extended. Once the applicant has provided the Board with proof of completion of their Clinical field work requirement and a passing score on one of the Board approved Speech Language Pathology Assistant Exams the applicant is eligible to be registered as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant.