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Oregon Bulletin

November 1, 2011

 

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

Rule Caption: Outlines licensing requirements; designates accrediting bodies; clarifies SLPA supervisor qualifications; clarifies reporting requirements.

Adm. Order No.: SPA 2-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 10-10-2011

Certified to be Effective: 10-10-11

Notice Publication Date: 7-1-2011

Rules Adopted: 335-060-0006, 335-060-0007

Rules Amended: 335-005-0010, 335-060-0005, 335-080-0005, 335-080-0010, 335-080-0015, 335-080-0025, 335-095-0030, 335-095-0040, 335-095-0050

Subject: Outlines educational and other requirements for licensure of speech-lanugage pathologists (SLPs) and audiologists to be consistent with updated American Speech-Language hearing Association (ASHA) standards.

      Specifies requiremrnst for all licensees regarding English language fluency.

      Specifies approved accrediting bodies for training programs.

      Clarifies SLPA supervision requirements and reporting guidelines.

      Lists qualifications for SLPA supervision by SLPs licensed by Board or Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

      Conforms rules to changes in ORS 681 made in 2011 and ORS 676 made in 2009 Legislative Session.

      Changes miscellaneous text for clarity.

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

335-005-0010

Definitions

(1) Misrepresentation includes any untrue statements or statements that are likely to mislead. Misrepresentation also includes the failure to state any information that is material and that reasonably ought to be considered.

(2) Unprofessional Conduct includes:

(a) Failure or refusal of an applicant for a license from the Board or of a licensee of the Board to cooperate fully in any investigation conducted by the Board.

(b) Making a false statement to the Board.

(c) Attempting to obtain a license from the Board by means of fraud, misrepresentation, or concealment of material facts.

(d) Sexual misconduct with a client.

(e) Any act of theft, dishonesty or misrepresentation involving a client, another practitioner, third party providers, or a government agency.

(f) Habitual or excessive use of intoxicants, drugs or controlled substances.

(g) Assisting or permitting any person to practice speech-language pathology or audiology without a license.

(h) Practicing speech-language pathology or audiology when impaired by drugs, alcohol or any other substance.

(i) Verbal or physical abuse of a client.

(j) Sexual harassment: Any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

(A) Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment;

(B) Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual; or

(C) Such conduct unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.

(k) Violating an employer’s ethics or conduct policy.

(l) Conviction of a crime or admitting to an act that even in the absence of a conviction would constitute a crime.

(m) Failing to report to this Board a misdemeanor or felony conviction or arrest for a felony crime within 10 days after the conviction or arrest.

(n) Failing to immediately report to the Board any adverse action taken against a license or certificate holder by a state or federal agency; or another state speech-language pathology or audiology licensing agency; or professional association.

(o) Unprofessional conduct as defined in ORS 676.150.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 681

Stat. Implemented: ORS 681.330

Hist.: SPA 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-01; SPA 2-2008, f. & cert ef. 4-10-08; SPA 1-2009, f. 6-9-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; SPA 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 10-10-11

335-060-0005

Definitions

(1) An Inactive License or Certificate may be obtained by those otherwise qualified individuals who are not employed in the field of speech-language pathology or audiology, not residing in Oregon, or are retired from the profession.

(2) A Conditional License is a license certificate issued by the Board to applicants who have completed degree requirements in OAR 335-060-010, and are engaged in post-graduate supervised clinical experience. 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 up to 90 days from the date of application, 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. An official transcript showing the conferral of the degree must be submitted within 60 days of license issuance.

(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 ORS 681.264, and for purposes of student placement in supervised field work under ORS 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:

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

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

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

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

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

(vi) 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

335-060-0006

Licensure of Speech-Language Pathologists

(1) “Degree requirements” under ORS 681.260(2) for those speech-language pathologists completing their professional training after January 1, 2006 are those outlined in the 2005 Certification Standards for Speech-Language Pathologists as promulgated by the Council For Clinical Certification (CFCC) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association:

(a) A minimum of 75 semester hours pertinent to speech-language pathology, which include:

(b) At least 36 graduate credits in speechûlanguage pathology;

(c) A clinical practicum of 400 clock hours, of which 25 must be observational hours and 375 must be direct clinical interaction. Supervision must be provided by a speech-language pathologist who holds a Certificate of Clinical competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. At least 325 of these clock hours must be completed while in an accredited graduate program.

(d) Credit earned for a thesis or capstone project, if part of the accredited graduate program.

(2) For those speech-language pathologists completing their professional training after January 1, 2006 “supervised clinical experience” under ORS 681.260(3) means a program of clinical work that is:

(a) Begun after completing all graduate degree requirements;

(b) Supervised by a speech-language pathologist who holds a Certificate of Clinical competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association;

(c) A minimum of 35 hours per week for 36 weeks of practice, or its equivalent, for a total of not less than 1,260 hours;

(d) A minimum of 80% of the hours spent in direct client/patient contact (assessment/diagnosis/evaluation, screening, treatment, report writing, family/client consultation, and/or counseling), with the remainder in related record keeping and administrative duties.

(3) For those speech-language pathologists completing their professional training after January 1, 2006, “examinations” under ORS 681.260(4) means the Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology as administered by the Educational Testing Service. Applicants must score a minimum of 600 to qualify for licensure.

(4) Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to submit scores from the following standardized tests to demonstrate English language fluency:

(a) The internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with minimum scores of 100 overall, 26 in writing, and 26 in speaking; or

(b) The paper-based TOEFL and Test of Spoken English (TSE) with minimum scores of 600 overall; 5 on the essay; and 50 on the TSE; or

(c) The computer-based TOEFL and TSE with minimum scores of 250 overall; 5 on the essay; and 50 on the TSE.

(5) For those speech-language pathologists completing their training before January 1, 2006, “degree requirements”, “supervised clinical experience” and “examinations” mean those in effect for ASHA certification at the time training was completed.

Stat Authority: ORS 681.

Stats Implemented: ORS 681.250 & 681.260

Hist.: SPA 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 10-10-11

335-060-0007

Licensure of Audiologists

(1) “Degree requirements” under ORS 681.264(2):

(a) For those applicants completing their graduate program after 1993 but prior to August 1, 2007 are those outlined in the 1993 Certification Standards for Audiologists as promulgated by the Council For Clinical Certification (CFCC) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

(i) Completion of at least 75 graduate credits in audiology;

(ii) A clinical practicum of 350 clock hours of direct patient care, of which 250 must be at the graduate level. Supervision must be provided by an audiologist who holds a Certificate of Clinical competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or certification from the American Board of Audiology.

(iii) Credit earned for a thesis or capstone project, if part of the accredited graduate program.

(b) For those applicants completing their graduate program after August 1, 2007 are those outlined in the 2007 Certification Standards for Audiologists as promulgated by the Council For Clinical Certification (CFCC) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

(i) Completion of a coursework required by an accredited program granting the clinical doctorate degree in audiology;

(ii) Includes supervised clinical experience of not less than 1,820 hours (52 weeks at 35 hours per week).

(2) “Supervised clinical experience” under ORS 681.264(3) means:

(a) For those applicants completing their graduate program after 1993 but prior to August 1, 2007 a program of clinical work that is:

(i) Begun after completing all graduate degree requirements;

(ii) Supervised by an audiologist who holds a Certificate of Clinical competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or certification from the American Board of Audiology;

(iii) A minimum of 35 hours per week for 52 weeks of practice, or its equivalent, for a total of not less than 1,820 hours;

(iv) A minimum of 50% of the hours spent in direct client/patient contact (assessment/diagnosis/evaluation, screening, treatment, report writing, family/client consultation, and/or counseling), with the remainder in related record keeping and administrative duties.

(b) For those applicants completing their graduate program after August 1, 2007 a program of clinical work that is:

(i) Incorporated into an accredited graduate program awarding a clinical doctorate (Au.D.) degree in audiology;

(ii) Supervised by an audiologist who holds a Certificate of Clinical competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or certification from the American Board of Audiology;

(iii) A minimum of 1,820 hours.

(3) “Examinations” under ORS 681.264(4) means the Praxis Examination in Audiology as administered by the Educational Testing Service. Applicants must score a minimum of 600 to qualify for licensure.

(4) Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to submit scores from the following standardized tests to demonstrate English language fluency:

(a) The internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with minimum scores of 100 overall, 26 in writing, and 26 in speaking; or

(b) The paper-based TOEFL and Test of Spoken English (TSE) with minimum scores of 600 overall; 5 on the essay; and 50 on the TSE; or

(c) The computer-based TOEFL and TSE with minimum scores of 250 overall; 5 on the essay; and 50 on the TSE.

(5) For those audiologists completing their graduate program before 1993, “degree requirements”, “supervised clinical experience” and “examinations” mean those in effect for ASHA certification at the time training was completed.

Stat Authority: ORS 681

Stats Implemented: ORS 681.250 & 681.264

Hist.: SPA 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 10-10-11

335-080-0005

Definitions

(1) 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. The examination is not required for a conditional license.

(2) Supervisor means a licensed speech-language pathologist or audiologist who undertakes responsibility for managing and directing a conditional licensee in nine months of full-time post-educational professional employment. A supervisor must hold an active license in speech-language pathology issued by the Board or hold their Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech-Language Pathology issued by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 681

Stat. Implemented: ORS 681.325, 681.260(4) & (5)

Hist.: SPA 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-01; SPA 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-8-06; SPA 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 10-10-11

335-080-0010

Licensing; Qualifications; Procedure

(1) A person who intends to practice under a conditional license must apply with the Board on such forms as the Board shall provide for this purpose. Application shall include:

(a) The name and address of the supervisor and place of supervision;

(b) The area of employment; whether it will be speech-language pathology or audiology or both;

(c) The education, training, and experience of the conditional licensee;

(d) A description of the duties and tasks expected to be performed by the conditional licensee.

(2) The applicant must meet the degree requirements as stated in OAR 335-060-0006.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 681

Stat. Implemented: ORS 681.260 & 681.270

Hist.: SPA 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-01; SPA 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 10-10-11

335-080-0015

Supervisors Responsibility and Nature of Supervision

(1) The supervisor shall manage and direct the duties and functions of the conditional licensee and oversee the work performed by the conditional licensee.

(2) The supervisor shall keep records of the tasks performed by the conditional licensee and whether the work is performed competently.

(3) The board reserves the right to limit the number of conditional licensees supervised by any one supervisor at any one time.

(4) Any changes in supervision must be reported to the Board immediately.

(5) Supervision will be provided to meet requirements for the supervised clinical experience as defined in OAR 335-060-0006.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 681

Stat. Implemented: ORS 681.260(4), 681.325(2) & (3)

Hist.: SPA 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-01; SPA 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 10-10-11

335-080-0025

Written Evidence of Conditional License Completion

(1) At the conclusion of the conditional licensee’s licensing period, the supervisor shall certify in writing that the conditional licensee has completed the required supervised clinical experience.

(2) The supervisor shall also briefly describe the nature and extent of the duties and tasks performed by the conditional licensee; the nature and extent of the management and direction of the supervisor; and the competency of the work performed by the conditional licensee.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 681

Stat. Implemented: ORS 681.260

Hist.: SPA 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-01; SPA 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 10-10-11

335-095-0030

Certification of Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

Applicants must submit all of the following to be eligible for certification.

(1) Official transcripts showing 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours of speech-language pathology technical course work; and

(2) Official transcripts showing 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours of general education credit, and

(3) Written evidence of 100 clock contact hours of clinical interaction.

(a) Clinical interaction must be face to face interaction with clients and supervised 100% of the time. Activities may include speech and hearing screenings and individual or small group and classroom sessions over a recommended 8-12-week period.

(b) Tasks such as clerical tasks, passive observations, materials preparation and meetings with the supervisor may not be included in the 100 hours.

(c) Clinical interaction documentation must show the date, clinical activity, amount of time and the supervisor’s initials and signature. While the practicum student is in training, the supervisor for the clinical interaction must be licensed by Board, or hold the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competency.

(d) The supervising speech-language pathologist and the applicant will complete the Board’s Competency Checklist upon completion of 100 hours. If there is more than one clinical interaction supervisor, each supervisor must complete and sign a Board Competency Checklist.

(e) Applicants presenting transcripts showing practicum course(s) with the required number of clock contact hours of clinical interaction are not required to submit the completed Board Competency Checklist.

(f) Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to submit scores from the following standardized tests to demonstrate English language fluency:

(i) The internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with minimum scores of 100 overall, 26 in writing, and 26 in speaking; or

(ii) The paper-based TOEFL and Test of Spoken English (TSE) with minimum scores of 600 overall; 5 on the essay; and 50 on the TSE; or

(iii) The computer-based TOEFL and TSE with minimum scores of 250 overall; 5 on the essay; and 50 on the TSE.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 681.360, 681.375, 681.420 & 681.460

Stat. Implemented: ORS 681.360 & 681.375

Hist.: SPA 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 5-7-03; SPA 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-04; SPA 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 5-26-04; SPA 3-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-8-06; 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 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 10-10-11

335-095-0040

Qualifications for Supervising Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

(1) All supervision of services provided by a speech-language pathology assistant must be performed by a speech-language pathologist who:

(a) Holds an active, valid license issued by the Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; or

(b) Is exempt from licensure under ORS 681.230(2) and holds an active, valid basic or standard teaching license with an endorsement in speech impaired or an initial or continuing teaching license with an endorsement in communication disorders issued by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

(2) The supervising speech-language pathologist must have the following professional work experience:

(a) At least two years of professional speech-language pathology work experience following completion of their graduate degree in speech-language pathology or communications disorders.. The clinical post-graduate fellowship year may be counted as one year of professional experience.

(b) If exempt from licensure under ORS 681.230(2), and initially licensed by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission prior to 1999, a minimum of five years of professional work experience in speech-language pathology within the ten years preceding the provision of supervision. The supervising speech-language pathologist must have held an active basic or standard teaching license with an endorsement in standard speech impaired or an initial or continuing teaching license with an endorsement in communication disorders issued by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission during qualifying work experience. Work experience while holding a restricted transitional license, conditional assignment permit, or other provisional license issued by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission is excluded from qualifying work experience.

(3) The supervising speech-language pathologist must agree to supervise according to Board requirements, as outlined in OAR 335-095-0050.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 681.360, 681.375, 681.420 & 681.460

Stat. Implemented: ORS 681.360 & 681.375

Hist.: SPA 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 5-7-03; SPA 3-2008, f. & cert. ef. 4-10-08; 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 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 10-10-11

335-095-0050

Requirements for Supervising Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

(1) The amount and type of supervision required will be based on the skills and experience of the speech-language pathology assistant.

(a) For the first 90 calendar days of licensed employment, with a given employer, a minimum of 30% of all the time an assistant is providing clinical interaction must be supervised. A minimum of 20% of hours spent in clinical interaction must be directly supervised.

(b) Subsequent to the first 90 calendar days of licensed employment with a given employer, a minimum of 20% of all the time an assistant is providing clinical interaction must be supervised. A minimum of 10% of hours spent in clinical interaction must be directly supervised.

(c) The supervising speech-language pathologist must be able to be reached throughout the work day. A temporary supervisor may be designated as necessary.

(d) If the supervising speech-language pathologist is on extended leave, an interim supervising speech-language pathologist who meets the requirements stated in 335-095-0040 must be assigned.

(e) The caseload of the supervising speech-language pathologist must allow for administration, including speech-language pathology assistant supervision, evaluation of clients and meeting times. Speech-language pathology assistants may not have a caseload; therefore, all clients are considered part of the supervising speech-language pathologist’s caseload. The supervising speech-language pathologist is responsible to make all diagnostic and treatment related decisions for all clients on the caseload, and to supervise any speech-language pathology assistants assigned to assist with that caseload.

(f) Supervision requirements must be met for all clients on the caseload who receive treatment from the speech-language pathology assistant.

(2) The supervising speech-language pathologist may not supervise more than the equivalent of two full-time speech-language pathology assistants.

(3) The supervising speech-language pathologist must co-sign each page of records.

(4) Supervision of speech-language pathology assistants must be documented.

(a) Documentation must include the following elements: date, activity, clinical interaction hours, and direct or indirect supervision hours. Clinical logs documenting supervision must be completed and supervision hours calculated for each calendar month for each caseload. Each entry should be initialed by the supervising speech-language pathologist. Each page of documentation should include the supervising speech-language pathologist’s signature and license numbers issued by this Board and the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission if applicable. Supervision documentation must be retained by the speech-language pathology assistant for four (4) years.

(b) Documentation must be available for audit requests from the Board.

(5) In remote geographic areas of the state or in other situations with severe shortages of licensed personnel, where Direct Supervision requirements cannot be met by an on-site Speech-Language Pathologist, educational facilities may apply for a one year exemption from certain requirements for supervision of certified Speech-Language Pathology Assistants.

(a) This exemption allows educational facilities to use the review and evaluation of audio- or video-taped records or live audio- or video-conferencing of clinical interactions, or a combination thereof, to provide a portion of the required Direct Supervision hours, up to a maximum of 75% of the required Direct Supervision hours.

(b) During the exemption period, a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist may supervise up to four full-time equivalent certified Speech-Language Pathology Assistants.

(c) This exemption will expire on July 31st of the year in which it is granted. An exemption shall only be granted for a maximum of two years out of each consecutive five year period.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 681.360, 681.370, 681.375, 681 420 & 681.460

Stat. Implemented: ORS 681.360, 681.370 & 681.375

Hist.: 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 3-2008, f. & cert. ef. 4-10-08; SPA 4-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-13-08 thru 2-8-09; Administrative correction 2-18-09; SPA 1-2009, f. 6-9-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; SPA 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 10-10-11

 

Rule Caption: Reverts speech-language pathology and audiology licensing and delinquent fees to level approved by 2011 Legislature.

Adm. Order No.: SPA 3-2011(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 10-10-2011

Certified to be Effective: 10-11-11 thru 4-4-12

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 335-060-0010

Subject: Lowers application fee to $40.

      Lowers delinquent fee to $50.

      Lowers active SLP and Audiologist license fee to $160.

      Lowers conditional SLP and Audiologist license fee to $50.

      Lowers active Speech-Language Pathology Assistant license fee to $50.

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

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:

(a) Application fee shall be $40, non-refundable.

(b) Delinquent fee shall be $50.

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

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

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

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

(iv) Requests for special approval of professional development received 30 days or more after the activity is completed;

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

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

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

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

(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.

(2) Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists:

(a) Biennial license fee and renewal thereof shall be $160.

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

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

(3) Speech-Language Pathology Assistants:

(a) Biennial certificate fee and renewal thereof shall be $50.

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

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

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