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          20:79:01:01.  Definitions. Terms used in these rules mean:


          (1)  "American Speech-Language-Hearing Association," (ASHA) the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language, and hearing scientists;


          (2)  "Board," the South Dakota Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology;


          (3)  "Direct supervision," on-site, in-view observation including live video conferencing and guidance by a speech-language pathologist while an assigned activity is performed by an assistant. This can include the supervising speech-language pathologist viewing and communicating with the speech-language pathology assistant via telecommunication technology as the speech-language pathology assistant provides clinical services, because this allows the speech-language pathologist to provide ongoing immediate feedback. Direct supervision does not include reviewing a taped session at a later time;


          (4)  "Indirect supervision," any activity other than direct observation and guidance, conducted by a speech-language pathologist that may include methods such as audio recordings, videotape recordings, telephone communications, conferences, and review of data;


          (5)  "Limited license," the license issued to a speech-language pathologist serving a population of birth to 21 years of age in an educational setting addressing disorders of communications;


          (6)  "Provisional license," the license issued to an applicant who is practicing speech-pathology while completing the supervised postgraduate professional experience following completion of a master's degree in speech-language pathology;


          (7)  "Speech-language pathologist," any person who engages in the practice of speech-language pathology and who meets the qualifications set forth in this chapter;


          (8)  "Speech-language pathology assistant," any person who assists in the practice of speech-language pathology and who meets the qualifications set forth in this chapter;


          (9)  "Telepractice," "telespeech," "telespeech-language pathology," or "telehealth," the application of telecommunication technology to deliver speech-language pathology at a distance for assessment, intervention, or consultation.


          Source: 39 SDR 220, effective June 27, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-1.


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