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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