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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.

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.

*Revised Policy for Hearing Screening

The Board has created a committee to address all concerns. The Policy for Hearing Screening does not have a comment period. The committee addressing all concerns is not accepting anymore at this time. This is to dedicate time and effort to the volume of concerns received already. As always you can still reach out to the Board office via phone or emailing Executive Director Denise Brown.

Any questions regarding “*Revised Policy for Hearing Screening” should be emailed to Denise Brown.

*Revised Policy for Hearing Screening

*This policy is intended to provide guidance to licensees for best practices.
The Board recognizes that there may be exigent circumstances wherein the policy may not be fully exercised by a licensee without creating an unintended negative consequence to the patient and welcomes information and concerns regarding those circumstances. This policy has purposely not yet been vetted, adopted and promulgated as a rule in order to allow the Board to consider input and responses from stakeholders and take those responses into consideration when drafting a rule outlining best practices for hearing screening. The rulemaking process will also remain transparent with notice and an opportunity to be heard. We thank you in advance for your input.