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  • Indiana Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board

    A compilation of the Indiana Code and Indiana Administrative Code

    2011 Edition

    Indiana Professional Licensing Agency Indiana Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board

    Indiana Government Center-South 402 West Washington Street, Room W072

    Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 Phone: (317) 234-2064

    Fax: (317) 233-4236 or (317) 233-5559 Email: pla5@pla.in.gov

    Website: www.PLA.IN.gov

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    NOTICE: This compilation incorporates the most recent revisions of statutes and administrative rules available as of December 31, 2010. Note that this compilation is not an official version of the Indiana Code or the Indiana Administrative Code. It is distributed as a general guide to Indiana speech-language pathologist and audiologist licensure laws and regulations. It is not intended to be offered as legal advice, and it may contain typographical errors. Neither the Indiana Speech-Language-Pathology and Audiology Board nor the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency staff are able to provide legal advice on issues contained herein. For legal advice, please consult an attorney. To obtain official copies of the Indiana Code or Indiana Administrative Code, please contact your nearest public library. If you wish to obtain additional copies of this law book, they are available for free on our website located at http://www.in.gov/pla. Please e-mail pla5@pla.in.us for additional information.

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    INDIANA SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY BOARD

    2011 Edition

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    INDIANA CODE § 25-35.6 – Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

    Chapter 1. General Provisions IC 25-35.6-1 Pages 4 - 6 Chapter 2. Creation of the Board IC 25-35.6-2 Pages 6 - 7 Chapter 3. Regulation of Speech Pathologists and Audiologists IC 25-35.6-3 Pages 7 - 8

    INDIANA CODE § 25-1 – General Provisions

    Chapter 1. Evidence of License Applicant's Payment of Personal Property Taxes Required IC 25-1-1 Page 9 Chapter 1.1. Effect of Criminal Convictions on Licensed or Registered Persons IC 25-1-1.1 Pages 9 - 10 Chapter 1.2 . Effect of Delinquency in Child Support Payments on Licensed or Registered Persons IC 25-1-1.2 Pages 10 - 11 Chapter 2. Renewal of Licenses Granted by State Agencies. Notice of Expiration IC 25-1-2 Pages 11 - 14 Chapter 3. Civil Immunity of Regulatory Agencies IC 25-1-3 Pages 14 Chapter 4. Continuing Education IC 25-1-4 Pages 14 – 16 Chapter 5. Professional Licensing Agency IC 25-1-5 Pages 16 - 19 Chapter 7. Investigation and Prosecution of Complaints Concerning Regulated Occupations IC 25-1-7 Pages 19 - 22 Chapter 8. Occupational and Professional Licensure, Registration, and Certification Fees IC 25-1-8 Pages 22 - 25 Chapter 9. Health Professions Standards of Practice IC 25-1-9 Pages 25 - 28 Chapter 10. Reserved IC 25-1-10 Page 28 Chapter 12. Renewal of Licenses Held by Individuals in Military Service IC 25-1-12 Page 29 Chapter 14. Meetings IC 25-1-14 Pages 23 - 30

    Non-Code Provision Under Public Law 206-2005 P.L.206-2005 Page 30 Non-Code Provision Under Public Law 177-2009 P.L.177-2009 Page 30

    INDIANA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE

    Title 880, Article 1 – General Provisions

    Rule 1. Definitions; Licensure; Ethics; Continuing Education 880 IAC 1-1 Pages 31 - 34 Rule 2. Aides (Repealed) 880 IAC 1-2 Page 34 Rule 2.1 Support Personnel 880 IAC 1-2.1 Pages 34 - 38 Rule 3. Continuing Education for Renewal of License (Repealed) 880 IAC 1-3 Page 38 Rule 3.1. Renewal of License; Continuing Education 880 IAC 1-3.1 Page 38

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    INDIANA CODE § 25-35.6

    ARTICLE 35.6. SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS

    AND AUDIOLOGISTS

    INDIANA CODE § 25-35.6-1

    Chapter 1. General Provisions

    IC 25-35.6-1-1 Declaration of policy Sec. 1. It is declared to be a policy of the state of Indiana that in order

    to: (1) safeguard the public health, safety, and welfare; (2) protect the public from being misled by incompetent, unscrupulous, and unauthorized persons and from unprofessional conduct on the part of qualified speech-language pathologists and audiologists; and (3) help assure the availability of the highest possible quality speech- language pathology and audiology services to a person with a communication disability of this state;

    it is necessary to provide regulatory authority over persons offering speech-language pathology and audiology services to the public. (Formerly: Acts 1973, P.L.262, SEC.1.) As amended by P.L.149-1987, SEC.103; P.L.23-1993, SEC.152. IC 25-35.6-1-2 Definitions Sec. 2. (a) As used in this article, "board" means the speech-language

    pathology and audiology board established by this article. (b) As used in this article, "person" means any individual, organization,

    or corporate body, except that only an individual may be licensed under this article. (c) As used in this article, "speech-language pathologist" means an

    individual who practices speech-language pathology and who presents himself to the public by any title or description of services incorporating the words speech pathologist, speech-language pathologist, speech therapist, speech-language specialist, teacher of communication disorders, speech correctionist, speech clinician, language pathologist, language therapist, logopedist, communicologist, voice therapist, voice pathologist, or any similar title or description of service. (d) As used in this article, "speech-language pathology" means the

    application of non-medical and non-surgical principles, methods, and procedures for the following:

    (1) The prevention, evaluation, habilitation, rehabilitation, instruction, and research of communication and swallowing disorders. (2) The elective modification of communication behaviors. (3) The enhancement of communication, including the use of augmentative or alternate communication strategies.

    (e) As used in this article, "audiologist" means an individual who practices audiology and who presents himself to the public by any title or description of services incorporating the words audiologist, hearing clinician, hearing therapist, hearing specialist, audiometrist, vestibular specialist, or any similar title or description of service. (f) As used in this article, "audiology" means the application of non-

    medical and non-surgical principles, methods, and procedures of prevention, evaluation, habilitation, rehabilitation, instruction, and research of disorders of hearing, auditory function, and vestibular function. (g) As used in this article, "support personnel" means individuals who

    meet the qualifications which the board shall establish for the following: (1) Speech-language pathology aide. (2) Speech-language pathology associate. (3) Speech-language pathology assistant.

    (h) As used in this article, "audiology assistant" means an individual who:

    (1) is not licensed as an audiologist under this article; (2) meets qualifications which the board may establish; and (3) provides specific services under the direction and supervision of a licensed audiologist.

    (i) As used in this article, "clinical fellowship" means a supervised professional experience. (j) As used in this article, "direct supervision" means onsite observation

    and guidance while an assigned evaluation or therapeutic activity is being performed. (Formerly: Acts 1973, P.L.262, SEC.1; Acts 1974, P.L.1, SEC.11.) As amended by P.L.149-1987, SEC.104; P.L.212-2005, SEC.63. IC 25-35.6-1-3 Persons and practices affected Sec. 3. (a) Licensure shall be granted either in speech-language

    pathology or audiology independently. A person may be licensed in both areas if the person meets the respective qualifications. (b) No person shall practice or represent himself as a speech-language

    pathologist or audiologist in this state unless the person is licensed in accordance with the provisions of this article. (Formerly: Acts 1973, P.L.262, SEC.1.) As amended by P.L.149-1987, SEC.105. IC 25-35.6-1-4 Persons and practices not affected Sec. 4. Nothing in this article shall be construed as preventing or

    restricting the following: (1) A physician or surgeon from engaging in the practice of medicine in this state, or a person under the supervision and control of a physician or surgeon from conducting hearing testing, provided such a person is not called an audiologist. (2) Any hearing aid dealer from: (A) engaging in the testing of hearing and other practices and procedures necessary for the business for which the dealer is registered in this state under IC 25-20-1; and (B) using the title hearing aid specialist or any similar title or description of service.

    (3) Any person licensed or registered in this state by any other law from engaging in the profession or occupation for which the person is license