On Friday, August 26, 2022, the Board voted to withdraw the proposed rule requiring audiometric screenings as part of all speech-language evaluations. It was determined that unintentional barriers to care would be created with enacting this rule. Moving forward, the Board will work to create educational reminders for licensees of best practices with regard to hearing screenings that are in line with the intended purpose of the rule. These will be posted on the Board’s website in the near future. The Board appreciates the feedback that was received during the rule making process from numerous licensees who work in various practice settings. View announcement
View the House Bill filed by the North Carolina Academy of Audiology (NCAA). The Board’s proposed revisions to the Audiology Scope of Practice can be viewed here. The link to the North Carolina General Assembly page about the bill filed by the NCAA can be accessed here.