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  • Regulations Governing Licensure of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Mississippi State Department of Health - Office of Health Protection Amended April 19. 2018, Effective May 19, 2018 Office of Licensure - Professional Licensure Division

    Regulations Governing

    Licensure

    of

    Speech-Language Pathologists

    and

    Audiologists

    Mississippi State Department of Health Office of Licensure Professional Licensure Division P. O. Box 1700 Jackson, Mississippi 39215-1700 (601) 364-7360 Fax (601) 364-5057

  • Regulations Governing Licensure of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Mississippi State Department of Health - Office of Health Protection Amended April 19. 2018, Effective May 19, 2018 Office of Licensure - Professional Licensure Division

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    Title 15: Mississippi State Department of Health

    Part 19: Bureau of Professional Licensure

    Subpart 60: Professional Licensure

    CHAPTER 10: REGULATIONS GOVERNING LICENSURE OF SPEECH-

    LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AND AUDIOLOGISTS

    Table of Contents

    Subchapter 1: General ....................................................................................................................... 1

    Rule 10.1.1 Purpose. ................................................................................................... 1

    Rule 10.1.2 Legal Authority ......................................................................................... 1

    Rule 10.1.3 Definitions ................................................................................................ 1

    Rule 10.1.4 Publication. ............................................................................................... 2

    Subchapter 2: Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology Advisory Council ................ 2

    Rule 10.2.1 Council Structure and Purpose ................................................................. 2

    Rule 10.2.2 Meetings. .................................................................................................. 2

    Subchapter 3: State Board of Health (“Board”) ...................................................................... 2

    Rule 10.3.1 Responsibilities ........................................................................................ 2

    Subchapter 4: Licensure .................................................................................................................. 3

    Rule 10.4.1 General Requirements ............................................................................. 3

    Rule 10.4.2 Qualifications for Licensure ...................................................................................... 3

    Rule 10.4.3 Licensure by Reciprocity .......................................................................... 5

    Rule 10.4.4 Temporary License ................................................................................... 5

    Rule 10.4.5 Conditions of Temporary Licensure .......................................................... 5

    Rule 10.4.6 Abandonment ........................................................................................... 6

    Subchapter 5: Professional Identification ................................................................................. 6

    Rule 10.5.1 Production and Display of License. .......................................................... 6

  • Regulations Governing Licensure of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Mississippi State Department of Health - Office of Health Protection Amended April 19. 2018, Effective May 19, 2018 Office of Licensure - Professional Licensure Division

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    Subchapter 6: Renewal of License ............................................................................................... 7

    Rule 10.6.1 General Provisions ................................................................................... 7

    Rule 10.6.2 Procedure for Renewal of License ........................................................... 7

    Rule 10.6.3 Failure to Renew ...................................................................................... 7

    Subchapter 7: Continuing Education .......................................................................................... 8

    Rule 10.7.1 Definition and philosophy ......................................................................... 8

    Rule 10.7.2 Requirements ........................................................................................... 8

    Rule 10.7.3 Content Criteria ........................................................................................ 9

    Rule 10.7.4 Sources of Continuing Education ............................................................. 9

    Rule 10.7.5 Reporting Procedures for Continuing Education. ................................... 11

    Subchapter 8: Revocation, Suspension and Denial of License ..................................... 12

    Rule 10.8.1 Standards of Conduct ............................................................................. 12

    Rule 10.8.2 Rules For Professional Conduct ............................................................. 14

    Rule 10.8.3 Summary Suspension ............................................................................ 19

    Rule 10.8.4 Complaints ............................................................................................. 19

    Rule 10.8.5 Investigation ........................................................................................... 20

    Rule 10.8.6 Notice of Charges and Hearing .............................................................. 20

    Rule 10.8.7 Sanctions ............................................................................................... 21

    Rule 10.8.8 Criteria For Rehabilitation ....................................................................... 22

    Rule 10.8.9 Appeals .................................................................................................. 22

    Subchapter 9: Exceptions and Exemptions ........................................................................... 23

    Rule 10.9.1 Persons and Practices Exempt .............................................................. 23

    Rule 10.9.2 Good Samaritan Act ............................................................................... 24

  • Regulations Governing Licensure of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Mississippi State Department of Health - Office of Health Protection Amended April 19. 2018, Effective May 19, 2018 Office of Licensure - Professional Licensure Division

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    Subchapter 10: Regulations Governing Registration of Speech-Language Pathology Aides/Audiology Aides ............................................................. 24

    Rule 10.10.1 Purpose............................................................................................... 24

    Rule 10.10.2 Legal Authority. ................................................................................... 24

    Rule 10.10.3 Definitions ........................................................................................... 25

    Rule 10.10.4 Powers and Duties of the Department ................................................ 26

    Rule 10.10.5 Registration ......................................................................................... 27

    Rule 10.10.6 Renewal of Registration ...................................................................... 29

    Rule 10.10.7 Roles and Responsibilities of Licensees and Registrants ................... 29

    Rule 10.10.8 Duties of the Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology Aide ............ 29

    Rule 10.10.9 Revocation, Suspension, and Denial of Registration .......................... 32

    Subchapter 11: Fees ......................................................................................................................... 36

    Rule 10.11.1 Method of Payment ............................................................................. 36

    Rule 10.11.2 Schedule of Fees ................................................................................ 36

    Subchapter 12: Administrative Grievance Procedure ........................................................ 37

    Rule 10.12.1 Administrative Appeals ....................................................................... 37

    Rule 10.12.2 Notification .......................................................................................... 37

    Rule 10.12.3 Hearing ............................................................................................... 37

    Subchapter 13: Suspension for Failure to Pay Child Support ........................................ 37

  • Regulations Governing Licensure of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Mississippi State Department of Health - Office of Health Protection Amended April 19. 2018, Effective May 19, 2018 Office of Licensure - Professional Licensure Division

    1

    Title 15: Mississippi State Department of Health

    Part 19: Bureau of Professional Licensure

    Subpart 60: Professional Licensure

    CHAPTER 10: REGULATIONS GOVERNING LICENSURE OF SPEECH- LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AND AUDIOLOGISTS

    Subchapter 1: General

    Rule 10.1.1 Purpose: The purpose of these regulations is to safeguard the public's