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24.222.706    PROHIBITED SERVICES – AUDIOLOGY AIDES/ASSISTANTS

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

(2) Audiology aides/assistants are not allowed to:

(a) perform any task without the expressed knowledge and approval of the aide/assistant supervisor;

(b) determine case selection or evaluation protocols;

(c) interpret observations or data into diagnostic statements of clinical management strategies or procedures;

(d) participate in team or case conferences, or any interdisciplinary team, without the presence of the aide/assistant supervisor or an audiologist designated by the aide/assistant supervisor;

(e) write, develop, or modify a patient's individualized treatment plan;

(f) assist with patients without following the treatment plan prepared by the aide/assistant supervisor;

(g) compose or sign any formal documents (e.g., treatment plans, reimbursement forms, or reports);

(h) transmit clinical information either orally or in writing to anyone, including the patient, except at the direction of the aide/assistant supervisor;

(i) select patients for treatment services or discharge patients from treatment services;

(j) disclose clinical or confidential information either orally or in writing to anyone other than the aide/assistant supervisor, except at the direction of the aide/assistant supervisor;

(k) counsel or consult with the patient, family, or others regarding the patient status or service, or make referrals for additional services, except at the direction of the aide/assistant supervisor;

(l) make ear impressions;

(m) fit hearing aids or other amplification devices;

(n) map cochlear implants; or

(o) write progress notes that are not cosigned by the aide/assistant supervisor.

(3) Audiology and industrial audiology aides/assistants shall comply with the supervision plan and functions submitted by the aide/assistant supervisor at the time of application, and with all other statutory or rule requirements. 

 

History: 37-1-131, 37-15-202, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-15-102, 37-15-313, 37-15-314, MCA; NEW, 2013 MAR p. 1833, Eff. 10/18/13; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 2306, Eff. 11/17/18.

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