(1) Speech-language pathology aides/assistants are not allowed to provide telepractice services per 37-15-314, MCA.

(2) Speech-language pathology aides/assistants I are not allowed to:

(a) refer clients to outside professionals; or

(b) perform diagnostic evaluations under supervision unless the aide/assistant has:

(i) completed 100 graduate-level clinical clock hours, of which at least 25 hours were diagnostic; or

(ii) completed ten semester hours of graduate credits in the professional area.

(3) Speech-language pathology aides/assistants II are not allowed to:

(a) conduct speech-language evaluations;

(b) interpret data or clinical experience into diagnostic statements of clinical management policies;

(c) transmit clinical information, except to the aide/assistant supervisor;

(d) determine the selection of cases;

(e) write or plan individual or group therapy/rehabilitation plans;

(f) attend child study or individualized education plan (IEP) meetings without the permission of the aide/assistant supervisor; or

(g) refer clients to outside professionals.


History: 37-1-131, 37-15-202, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-15-102, 37-15-313, 37-15-314, MCA; NEW, 1981 MAR p. 363, Eff. 4/17/81; TRANS, from Dept. of Prof. & Occup. Lic., Ch. 274, L. 1981, Eff. 7/1/81; AMD, 1989 MAR p. 1566, Eff. 10/13/89; AMD, 1993 MAR p. 2913, Eff. 12/10/93; AMD, 1996 MAR p. 2976, Eff. 11/8/96; AMD, 1999 MAR p. 408, Eff. 3/12/99; TRANS, from Commerce, 2004 MAR p. 2284; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 2413, Eff. 10/6/06; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 385, Eff. 2/29/08; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 1833, Eff. 10/18/13; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 2306, Eff. 11/17/18.