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2005-2006 Regulatory Agendas

02-296
Board of Examiners on Speech-Language Pathology
and Audiology

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-296
AGENCY NAME: Office of Licensing & Registration, Board of Examiners on Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

CONTACT PERSON: Penny Vaillancourt, Board Administrator, 35 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0035. Tel: (207) 624-8420

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None.

EXPECTED 2005-2006 RULEMAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 1: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 6013(2) PURPOSE: The board may review and revise the terms used in these rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure and licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 2: Initial Licensure
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 6013(2), 6020-A(1), 6021, 6022, 6024, 6025, 6027, and 6028
PURPOSE: The board may review and revise the criteria for initial licensure of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists and describe the application process. ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure and licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 3: Continuing Professional Education requirements for Renewal of Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 6013, 6025, 6027, and 6030
PURPOSE: The board may review and revise the requirements for continuing professional education, including hours needed to be relicensed, approval and relicensing procedures, and define approved Continuing Professional Education activities.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 4: The Registration and Use of Speech-Language Pathology Aides and Speech Language Pathology Assistants by Board Licensed Speech-Language Pathologists
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 6003(7) and (7-A), 6004(2) and (3), 6013, and 6020-A(2)
PURPOSE: The board may review and revise the requirements for registration and utilization of Speech-Language Pathology Aides and Speech-Language Pathology Assistants.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Consumers, licensees, and registrants.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 5: Scope of Practice
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 6003(2) and (6) and 6013(2)
PURPOSE: The board will review and revise the scope of practice of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Consumers, licensees, and registrants.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 6: Complaints, Code of Ethics, Discipline Imposed by other Jurisdictions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 6003(3-A), 6013(2), and 6026(2)
PURPOSE: The board will review and revise the code of ethics adopted by the board and a reference to the complaint process followed by the board; additionally, it establishes that discipline imposed by other jurisdictions may lead to disciplinary sanctions in Maine.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and consumers.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 7: Fees
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. 8003(2-A)(D).
PURPOSE: The Board may repeal existing fee provisions, in the event that OLR establishes fees for this board directly pursuant to 10 M.R.S.A. 8003(2-A)(D).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Summer 2006.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure and licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.