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Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

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Page 1: Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

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MISSION STATEMENTMISSION STATEMENT

To protect the public welfare by issuing licenses to qualified individuals who

provide services to consumers, and to ensure the integrity of the professions

through the fair and consistent enforcement of the statutes and

regulations of the board of registration

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MYBIGFAT

MASSLICENSE

The Board of Speech-Language

Pathology & Audiology

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The Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

• Evaluates qualifications of applicants• Grants licenses to those who qualify• Establishes rules and regulations• Rules on complaints against licensees• Is a link between the consumer and the

speech professional

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QUALIFICATIONS FOR LICENSUREMGL ch 112 §144

• be of good moral character,  • possess at a minimum a master's degree

from an accredited educational institution  • complete the period of supervised

professional practice • pass an examination approved by the

board

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Massachusetts General LawCh 112 §146

• No person shall hold himself out as a speech-language pathologist or practice speech-language pathology unless he is licensed in accordance with the requirements of section 144 or certified in accordance with the requirements of section 144A. No person shall use the title speech-language pathologist or speech-language pathology assistant or any other similar title or description in connection with his name or place of business unless that person is so licensed or certified.

•   No person shall hold himself out as an audiologist or practice audiology unless he is licensed in accordance with the requirements of section 144 or certified in accordance with the requirements of section 144A. No person shall use the title audiologist or audiology assistant or any other similar title or description in connection with his name or place of business unless that person is so licensed or certified.

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THIS MEANS…

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IF YOU ARE IN THE COMMONWEALTH

OF MASSACHUSETTS

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AND YOU ARE WORKING AS A

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

OR AUDIOLOGIST…

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• IN A SCHOOL

• IN PRIVATE PRACTICE

• IN A HOSPITAL

• IN A CLINIC

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ON A BEACH

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YOU MUST BE LICENSED

BY THEMASSACHUSETTS

BOARD OFSPEECH-LANGUAGE

PATHOLOGY & AUDIOLOGY

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LICENSURE• Application• Form 1 (Supervised

Practice Plan)• Form 2 (Supervised

Practice Report• All transcripts• Clock hours• Praxis scores• $57

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RECIPROCITY

• Application• Letter of verification of

CCCs• Letter(s) of verification

from other jurisdictions• $57

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RENEWALS• Every two years• Historically on 1/6• Now on licensee’s

birthday• Renewal

applications sent ≈ two months before expiration date

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CEUs

• 20 hours per 2 year licensure period

• ASHA• MSHA• AAA• pdp• take a course• teach a course• write

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COMPLAINTS• Send complaint

form to our Office of Investigations

• If creditable, complaint will be investigated

• Investigator will present findings to the Board

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THE BOARD CAN…

• Dismiss• Ask for investigative conference• Send to prosecutions• Fine

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ApplicationApplicationForms 1 & 2Forms 1 & 2

Address Change “on-line”Address Change “on-line”Duplicate License FormDuplicate License Form

Change of Address, Name FormChange of Address, Name FormLicense VerificationLicense Verification

Rules and RegulationsRules and RegulationsBoard Calendar and NewsBoard Calendar and News

““Email the Board”Email the Board”Frequently Asked QuestionsFrequently Asked Questions

Complaint formComplaint formConsumer Tips and LinksConsumer Tips and Links

www.mass.gov/dpl/boards/sp

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WHO WE ARE

Barbara Morris, M.A., CCC-A (Chair)Barbara Morris, M.A., CCC-A (Chair)Holly Arsenault, Public MemberHolly Arsenault, Public MemberLenore Daniels-Miller, Sc.D., CCC-SLPLenore Daniels-Miller, Sc.D., CCC-SLPGregory L. Lof, Ph.D, CCC-SLPGregory L. Lof, Ph.D, CCC-SLPMichael L. Skrip, M.S., CCC-A, FAAAMichael L. Skrip, M.S., CCC-A, FAAACatherine Keyes, Executive DirectorCatherine Keyes, Executive DirectorGretchen Lucas, Associate Executive Gretchen Lucas, Associate Executive

DirectorDirectorAnn Evans, Board AdministratorAnn Evans, Board Administrator

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WHERE WE ARE• diagonally across from the

Garden and North Station• corner of Causeway and

Medford Streets• 4th floor-- Legal and

Computer services. • 5th floor-- Board and

administrative offices. • 2nd floor-- Conference

rooms for board meetings and hearings

239 CAUSEWAY STREET, BOSTON MA 02114