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Rule Title: SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST AND AUDIOLOGIST LICENSES
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Department: LABOR AND INDUSTRY
Chapter: BOARD OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AND AUDIOLOGISTS
Subchapter: Licensing and Scope of Practice
 
Latest version of the adopted rule presented in Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM):

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24.222.502    SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST AND AUDIOLOGIST LICENSES

(1) Applicants for licensure must submit a completed application on forms provided by the department, electronically or by paper. Completed applications include appropriate fees and required documentation.

(2) Applicants for speech-language pathologist licensure without a current certificate of clinical competence granted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association must:

(a) have a minimum of a master's degree in speech-language pathology or communication disorders from a program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or its equivalent. The transcript must be certified and sent directly from the school;

(b) during the graduate degree program, have completed a supervised clinical practicum experience;

(c) following graduation from the post-graduate degree program, have completed a 36-week speech-language pathology supervised professional experience; and

(d) pass examinations as determined by the board in ARM 24.222.510.

(3) Applicants for speech-language pathologist licensure with a current certificate of clinical competence as granted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or its equivalent are deemed to have met the requirements of (2)(a) through (c). These applicants must:

(a) submit proof of the certificate of clinical competence; and

(b) pass the state jurisprudence exam as described in ARM 24.222.510.

(4) Applicants for audiologist licensure must:

(a) have a minimum of a Doctor of Audiology degree (Au.D.) or a Ph.D. in audiology from a program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or its equivalent. The transcript must be certified and sent directly from the school; and

(b) pass examinations as determined by the board in ARM 24.222.510.

(5) An audiologist licensed prior to January 1, 2007, who maintains that license in good standing is not required to obtain a doctorate.

(6) Incomplete applications will automatically expire one year from the date the fee was received. If an application expires, the applicant must reapply and pay all appropriate fees.

 

History: 37-1-131, 37-15-202, 37-15-303, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-15-301, 37-15-303, MCA; NEW, 2006 MAR p. 2413, Eff. 10/6/06; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 385, Eff. 2/29/08; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 1401, Eff. 8/19/17.


 

 
MAR Notices Effective From Effective To History Notes
24-222-26 8/19/2017 Current History: 37-1-131, 37-15-202, 37-15-303, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-15-301, 37-15-303, MCA; NEW, 2006 MAR p. 2413, Eff. 10/6/06; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 385, Eff. 2/29/08; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 1401, Eff. 8/19/17.
24-222-22 2/29/2008 8/19/2017 History: 37-1-131, 37-15-202, MCA; IMP, 37-15-301, 37-15-303, MCA; NEW, 2006 MAR p. 2413, Eff. 10/6/06; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 385, Eff. 2/29/08.
10/6/2006 2/29/2008 History: 37-1-131, 37-15-202, MCA; IMP, 37-15-301, 37-15-303, MCA; NEW, 2006 MAR p. 2413, Eff. 10/6/06.
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