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Oregon Bulletin

August 1, 2013

Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Chapter 335

Rule Caption: Revise fee schedule per Legislatively Approved Budget; Implement temporary licenses effective July 1, 2013.

Adm. Order No.: SPA 3-2013(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-28-2013

Certified to be Effective: 7-1-13 thru 12-28-13

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Adopted: 335-085-0010

Rules Amended: 335-060-0005, 335-060-0010

Subject: Implements fee schedule changes approved by the 2013 Legislature as part of the 2013-15 budget for the Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology.

   Implements temporary licenses for specific purposes, as authorized in ORS 681.285 by the 2011 Legislature.

Rules Coordinator: Sandy Leybold—(971) 673-0220

335-060-0005

Definitions

(1) An Inactive License or Certificate may be obtained by those otherwise qualified individuals who meet the conditions for exemption from licensure under ORS 681.230, or do not require a license under 681.250 or a certificate under 681.360.

(2) A Conditional License is a license certificate issued by the Board to applicants who have completed degree requirements in OAR 335-060-0006, and are engaged in post-graduate supervised clinical experience until they obtain regular licensure. The examination is not required for a conditional license.

(3) Equivalent credentials for licensure are defined as follows:

(a) For regular licenses in speech-language pathology, if completing a doctoral program in which a master’s degree has not been conferred, an applicant must submit a transcript showing completion of course work equivalent to, or exceeding, a master’s degree that meets the requirements in OAR 335-060-0006. In addition to the transcript, the Board may require a letter from the academic department chair or program director documenting that the applicant has completed coursework equivalent to or exceeding a master’s degree.

(b) For applicants for conditional licenses in speech-language pathology or initial licenses in audiology, when the applicant has completed all degree requirements, but the university is not scheduled to confer the degree for more than 30 days after the completion of all degree requirements, the Board will accept a letter from the university registrar, documenting that the applicant has completed all degree requirements, and has been approved to receive the degree, and issue a temporary license for up to 90 days. An official transcript showing the conferral of the degree must be submitted within 60 days of issuance of the temporary license.

(c) For applicants who completed their professional training in speech pathology or audiology outside of the United States, the Board requires a determination letter from a credential evaluation service approved by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association to determine equivalency to a master’s degree or doctoral degree issued by an accredited program.

(d) Applicants for licensure or certification educated in foreign countries must submit documentation that course work was completed in an institution of higher education that is regionally accredited or recognized by the appropriate regulatory authority for that country.

(4) For the purposes of licensing speech-language pathologists under ORS 681.260 or audiologists under 681.264, and for purposes of student placement in supervised field work under 681.230:

(a) The “accrediting organization” that approves graduate programs is the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

(b) All graduate or undergraduate coursework must be completed at an institution of higher education that is regionally accredited by one of the following:

(A) Commission of Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools;

(B) Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges;

(C) Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools;

(D) Commission on Colleges, Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges;

(E) Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools;

(F) Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 681.340, 681.360, 681.420 & 681.460

Stats. Implemented: ORS 681.460

Hist.: SPA 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-01; SPA 1-2002(Temp), f. 11-8-02, cert. ef. 12-1-02 thru 5-1-03; SPA 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 5-7-03; SPA 4-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-3-06; SPA 1-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-07; SPA 1-2011, f. 1-28-11, cert. ef. 2-1-11; SPA 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 10-10-11; SPA 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-12; SPA 1-2013, f. 4-1-13, cert. ef. 5-1-13; SPA 3-2013(Temp), f. 6-28-13, cert. ef. 7-1-13 thru 12-28-13

335-060-0010

Fees

In accordance with the provisions of ORS 681.340 and 681.360, the following fees, where applicable, are payable to the Board by check, money order, or electronic payment if available:

(1) All Applicants or Licensees:

(a) Application fee shall be $75, non-refundable.

(b) Delinquent fee shall be $100.

(c) A delinquent fee will be charged for each or all of the following, as applicable:

(A) Renewal applications postmarked or submitted electronically after December 31st of odd-numbered years;

(B) Renewal applications postmarked by December 31st of odd numbered years which are incomplete or otherwise unable to be processed;

(C) Conditional license renewals or conditional license upgrade applications postmarked less than 30 days prior to the expiration date of the conditional license;

(D) Temporary license renewal or upgrade applications postmarked or submitted electronically later than the deadlines specified in OAR 335-085-0010.

(d) A delinquent fee may be charged for each or all of the following, as applicable:

(A) Failure to respond to audit by the prescribed deadline;

(B) Audit responses postmarked by the deadline which are incomplete or otherwise unable to be processed;

(C) Failure to complete all required hours of professional development prior to January 1st of even-numbered years;

(D) Failure to update contact information or provide supervisory changes within 30 days of the change.

(E) Failure to report all required hours of speech-language pathology assistant supervision upon audit.

(e) The Board may provide for waiver of the license or certificate fee where the license or certificate is issued less than 45 days before the date on which it will expire.

(f) Fee for Oregon State Police to complete fingerprint-based criminal background check shall be $44.50.

(2) Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists:

(a) Biennial license fee and renewal thereof shall be $210.

(b) Biennial inactive license fee and renewal thereof shall be $50.

(c) Conditional license fee and renewal thereof shall be $50.

(d) Temporary license fee shall be $100.

(e) Limited term license fee shall be $100.

(3) Speech-Language Pathology Assistants:

(a) Biennial certificate fee and renewal thereof shall be $65.

(b) Biennial inactive certificate fee and renewal thereof shall be $20.

(c) Temporary license fee shall be $30.

(d) Limited term license fee shall be $30.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 681.340, 681.360, 681.420 & 681.460

Stats. Implemented: ORS 681.340(1), 681.360(2)(b) & 681.360(3)(b)

Hist.: SPA 2-1993(Temp), f. 12-8-93, cert. ef. 12-10-93; SPA 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-94; SPA 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-01; SPA 1-2002(Temp), f. 11-8-02, cert. ef. 12-1-02 thru 5-1-03; SPA 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 5-7-03; SPA 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 9-13-05; SPA 3-2008, f. & cert. ef. 4-10-08; SPA 1-2009, f. 6-9-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; SPA 1-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-11-10 thru 2-4-11; SPA 1-2011, f. 1-28-11, cert. ef. 2-1-11; SPA 3-2011(Temp), f. 10-10-11, cert. ef. 10-11-11 thru 4-4-12; SPA 1-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-23-12; SPA 1-2013, f. 4-1-13, cert. ef. 5-1-13; SPA 2-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-17-13 thru 11-13-13; SPA 3-2013(Temp), f. 6-28-13, cert. ef. 7-1-13 thru 12-28-13

335-085-0010

Qualifications and Procedures for Temporary Licenses

(1) A Limited Term License is a temporary license issued to a speech-language pathologist or audiologist applicant and a Limited Term Certificate is a certificate issued to a speech-language pathology assistant applicant whose application for regular licensure is submitted after May 1st of each odd-numbered year. Applicants for a Conditional License in speech-language pathology are not eligible to obtain limited term licenses.

(a) Limited Term Licenses and Certificates expire at the same time as regular licenses, January 30th of even-numbered years.

(b) Limited Term License or Certificate holders must comply with all Board rules and policies related to applications for license renewal, which must be submitted electronically no later than 11:59 p.m. on December 31st of odd-numbered years. Upon meeting all requirements for license renewal, holders of Limited Term Licenses and Certificates may be issued regular licenses of the same type.

(2) A Temporary Conditional License or a Temporary License may be issued for up to 90 days to a speech-language pathologist or audiologist applicant who meets all other requirements for licensure but whose graduate degree will not be conferred for more than 30 days after completion of all degree requirements, as provided in OAR 335-060-0005(3)(b).

(a) A temporary license issued under this rule is not renewable.

(b) The official transcript must be submitted to the Board office as soon as possible after the degree is conferred, but in no case later than 60 days following issuance of the temporary license. When all licensure requirements are met, the temporary license holder may be issued a regular license of the same type.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 681

Stats. Implemented: ORS 681.285 & 681.340

Hist.: SPA 3-2013(Temp), f. 6-28-13, cert. ef. 7-1-13 thru 12-28-13

Notes
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