4753.073 Speech-language pathology student permit.

(A)

(1) The board of speech-language pathology and audiology shall issue under its seal a speech-language pathology student permit to any applicant who submits a plan that has been approved by the applicant's university graduate program in speech-language pathology and that conforms to requirements determined by the board by rule and who meets all of the following requirements:

(a) Is enrolled in a graduate program at an educational institution located in this state that is accredited by the council on academic accreditation in audiology and speech-language pathology of the American speech-language-hearing association;

(b) Has completed at least one year of postgraduate training in speech-language pathology, or equivalent coursework as determined by the board, and any student clinical experience the board may require by rule;

(2) The speech-language pathology student permit authorizes the holder to practice speech-language pathology within limits determined by the board by rule, which shall include the following:

(a) The permit holder's caseload shall be limited in a manner to be determined by the board by rule.

(b) The permit holder's authorized scope of practice shall be limited in a manner to be determined by the board by rule. The rule shall consider the coursework and clinical experience that has been completed by the permit holder and the recommendation of the applicant's university graduate program in speech-language pathology.

(c) The permit holder shall practice only when under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist who is licensed by the board and acting under the approval and direction of the applicant's university graduate program in speech-language pathology. The board shall determine by rule the manner of supervision.

(3) A permit issued under this section shall expire two years after the date of issuance. Student permits may be renewed in a manner to be determined by the board by rule.

(4) Each permit holder shall display the permit or an official duplicate in a conspicuous place where the permit holder practices speech-language pathology.

Effective Date: 2007 SB143 06-30-2007