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ARTICLE 20:79

 

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS

Chapter

20:79:01             Qualifications and application for licensure.

20:79:02             License expiration and requirements for renewal of licensure.

20:79:03             Delivery of telepractice.

20:79:04             Speech-language pathology assistants.

20:79:05             Procedure for suspension and revocation of licensure.

20:79:06             Schedule of disciplinary actions.


CHAPTER 20:79:01

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE

Section

20:79:01:01        Definitions.

20:79:01:02        Application forms.

20:79:01:03        Information required.

20:79:01:04        Notarization of application and transcripts.

20:79:01:05        Fees.

20:79:01:06        Fee schedule for applications.

20:79:01:07        Fee schedule for licensure.

20:79:01:08        No reimbursement before expiration of license.

20:79:01:09        No refund for license or application fee.

20:79:01:10        Certificates.

20:79:01:11        Application disposition.

20:79:01:12        Verification of licensure for the public.

20:79:01:13        Restrictions on a limited license to practice speech-language pathology.

20:79:01:14        Term for a provisional license to practice speech-language pathology.


Rule 20:79:01:01 Definitions.

          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.

 


Rule 20:79:01:02 Applications forms.

          20:79:01:02.  Application forms. Applications shall be made on a form provided by the board.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12.

 


Rule 20:79:01:03 Information required.

          20:79:01:03.  Information required. The board shall determine qualification for licensure based on information given on the application form and on any additional information the board considers necessary for clarification of submitted material. Any person seeking licensure must include with the application the following information:

 

          (1)  Type of biennial license;

 

          (2)  Name, mailing address, social security number, telephone number, and date of birth of applicant;

 

          (3)  Name of employer, address, telephone number, and past employment history, if applicable;

 

          (4)  If not ASHA certified, the name of current and postgraduate supervisor, license number, telephone number, and address;

 

          (5)  A copy of Department of Education speech-language pathologist certificate (if applicable as a bachelors level speech language pathologist);

 

          (6)  Name and location of any college or university attended, including postgraduate (provide official transcripts of highest degree obtained);

 

          (7)  If not ASHA certified, record of supervised postgraduate professional experience;

 

          (8)  If not ASHA certified, signed releases of information for state boards and current and past supervisors and employers; and

 

          (9)  If not ASHA certified, evidence of passing the Praxis examination, if required.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-14.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-4, 36-37-12, 36-37-14, 36-37-15, 36-37-16, 36-37-17, 36-37-18.

 


Rule 20:79:01:04 Notarization of application and transcripts.

          20:79:01:04.  Notarization of application and transcripts. Applications must be notarized. Applicants are responsible for having official college transcripts sent from the college to the board.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12.

 


Rule 20:79:01:05 Fees.

          20:79:01:05.  Fees. Application fees for a biennial license shall be remitted to the board in the form of a cashier's check, personal check, certified check, or money order made payable to the South Dakota Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology. The board may not take any action on any application for license until the fee is received.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12.

 


Rule 20:79:01:06 Fee schedule for applications.

          20:79:01:06.  Fee schedule for applications. The application fee for licensure is as follows:

 

          (1)  Speech-language pathologist license, $100;

          (2)  Provisional license, $100;

          (3)  Limited license, $100; and

          (4)  Speech-language pathologist assistant license, $100.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12.

 


Rule 20:79:01:07 Fee schedule for licensure.

          20:79:01:07.  Fee schedule for licensure. The licensure fee for a biennial license is as follows:

 

          (1)  Speech-language pathologist license, $150;

          (2)  Provisional license, $150;

          (3)  Limited license, $150; and

          (4)  Speech-language pathologist assistant license, $100.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12.

 


Rule 20:79:01:08 No reimbursement before expiration of license.

          20:79:01:08.  No reimbursement before expiration of license. The board may not reimburse a licensee for any fees paid if the licensee applies for a different state license issued by the board prior to the expiration of the license presently held by the licensee.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12.

 


Rule 20:79:01:09 No refund for license or application fee.

          20:79:01:09.  No refund for license or application fee. The board may not refund license or application fees to licensees or applicants.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12.

 


Rule 20:79:01:10 Certificates.

          20:79:01:10.  Certificates. Upon approval of licensure by the board, the board shall issue to the licensee a certificate of licensure and a license number for display.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12.

 


Rule 20:79:01:11 Application disposition.

          20:79:01:11.  Application disposition. All applications and supporting papers submitted to the board become the property of the board.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12.

 


Rule 20:79:01:12 Verification of licensure for the public.

          20:79:01:12.  Verification of licensure for the public. The board shall supply verification of licensure status of any speech-language pathology service provider licensed by the board to any person or organization requesting it.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12.

 


Rule 20:79:01:13 Restrictions on a limited license to practice speech-language pathology.

          20:79:01:13.  Restrictions on a limited license to practice speech-language pathology. The limited license will only be issued for the purpose of providing speech-language services as part of employment or contract with a public school or district, private school, or state department that provides educational services. A limited license may be renewed so long as speech-language services continue to be rendered in a public school or district, private school, or state department that offers educational services and the renewal fee is paid. A person who holds a limited license may not perform non-medical endoscopy pursuant to SDCL 36-37-4 nor evaluate or treat swallowing functions.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-4, 36-37-6, 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-4, 36-37-12.

 


Rule 20:79:01:14 Term for a provisional license to practice speech-language pathology.

          20:79:01:14.  Term for a provisional license to practice speech-language pathology. The provisional license is valid for a term of twenty-four (24) months from the date of issuance and may only be renewed one time.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12, 36-37-17.

 


CHAPTER 20:79:02

 

LICENSE EXPIRATION AND REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL OF LICENSURE

Section

20:79:02:01        License expiration.

20:79:02:02        License renewal.

20:79:02:03        License renewal fees.

20:79:02:04        Late fees.

20:79:02:05        Continuing education.

20:79:02:06        Proof of continuing education.

20:79:02:07        Reinstatement of expired license.


Rule 20:79:02:01 License expiration.

          20:79:02:01.  License expiration. All licenses issued by the board expire on the first day of October of the second year succeeding the issuance thereof. A license may be renewed upon the receipt of the renewal application and payment of the fee fixed by the board. An otherwise qualified person who submits a license renewal within 30 days after the expiration shall be granted a license renewal without a late fee.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12.

 


Rule 20:79:02:02 License renewal.

          20:79:02:02.  License renewal. All licensees wishing to renew a license shall:

 

          (1)  Pay the renewal fee;

          (2)  Submit an application for renewal on a form prescribed by the board; and

          (3)  Submit documentation of completion of the required continuing education requirements.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12.

 


Rule 20:79:02:03 License renewal fees.

          20:79:02:03.  License renewal fees. Fees for biennial renewal of a license are as follows:

 

          (1)  Speech-language pathologist, $150;

          (2)  Provisional license, $150;

          (3)  Limited license, $150; and

          (4)  Speech-language pathologist assistant, $100.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12.

 


Rule 20:79:02:04 Late fees.

          20:79:02:04.  Late fees. Any person who submits a license renewal after 30 but within 180 days of expiration of the previous license must pay a late fee of $50 in addition to the license renewal fee. Licensees who fail to renew the license within 180 days from the expiration of the previous license will be required to reapply for licensure and all applicable fees will apply.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12.

 


Rule 20:79:02:05 Continuing education.

          20:79:02:05.  Continuing education. All licensees must complete at least twenty contact hours or 2.0 units of continuing education for each two-year renewal period. One unit of continued education is equal to one credit hour. Continued education may be completed through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, ASHA approved providers, or any formal education courses or presentations in which the objectives relate to the theory or clinical application of theory pertaining to the practice of speech-language pathology.

 

          The board retains final authority for acceptance of any continuing education submissions by the licensee to meet the continuing education requirement for competency in the field of speech-language pathology. Other non-ASHA courses may be applicable and considered by the board.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12.

 


Rule 20:79:02:06 Proof of continuing education.

          20:79:02:06.  Proof of continuing education. The following documentation of proof of continuing education must be submitted with the renewal application:

 

          (1)  Certificate of attendance;

          (2)  Official college transcript; or

          (3)  ASHA CEU transcript.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12.

 


Rule 20:79:02:07 Reinstatement of expired license.

          20:79:02:07.  Reinstatement of expired license. An applicant who fails to renew the license within 180 days, may have the license reinstated so long as the applicant:

 

          (1)  Submits an application for licensure;

          (2)  Provides documentation of completion of the required continuing education; and

          (3)  Pays the application and licensure fee as set by the board.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12.

 


CHAPTER 20:79:03

 

DELIVERY OF TELEPRACTICE

Section

20:79:03:01        Provision of telepractice services.

20:79:03:02        Limits on telepractice.


Rule 20:79:03:01 Provision of telepractice services.

          20:79:03:01.  Provision of telepractice services. The provision of speech-language pathology services in this state through telepractice is subject to state licensure requirements and regulation by the board.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-7, 36-37-12.

 


Rule 20:79:03:02 Limits on telepractice.

          20:79:03:02.  Limits on telepractice. All telepractitioners must abide by any statute or rule of this state governing the maintenance of client records and client confidentiality, regardless of the state where the records are maintained.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-7, 36-37-12.

 


CHAPTER 20:79:04

 

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ASSISTANTS

Section

20:79:04:01        Responsibilities within the scope for speech-language pathology assistants.

20:79:04:02        Responsibilities outside the scope for speech-language pathology assistants.

20:79:04:03        Supervision of speech-language pathology assistants.

20:79:04:04        Record of supervision.

20:79:04:05        Documentation required for supervision.

20:79:04:06        License of supervisor.


Rule 20:79:04:01 Responsibilities within the scope for speech-language pathology assistants.

          20:79:04:01.  Responsibilities within the scope for speech-language pathology assistants. A speech-language pathology assistant may perform the following duties under direct supervision of a licensed speech-language pathologist:

 

          (1)  Administer speech, language, and hearing screenings without clinical interpretation;

 

          (2)  Assist with informal documentation such as notes for supervising speech-language pathologist to use, prepare materials, and assist with other duties as directed by the supervising speech-language pathologist;

 

          (3)  Follow documented treatment plans or protocols developed by the supervising speech-language pathologist;

 

          (4)  Document client performance through tallying data for the SLP to use, preparing charts, records, and graphs and report this information to the supervising speech-language pathologist;

 

          (5)  Perform simple checks and maintenance on equipment;

 

          (6)  Assist the supervising speech-language pathologist during assessment of clients; excluding administration and interpretation;

 

          (7)  Support the supervising speech-language pathologist in research projects, in-service training, and public relations programs;

 

          (8)  Assist with scheduling, record keeping, and safety and maintenance of supplies and equipment;

 

          (9)  Exhibit compliance with regulations, confidentiality policies, reimbursement requirements, and speech-language pathology assistant's job responsibilities as assigned by the supervising speech-language pathologist;

 

          (10)  Program and provide instruction in the use of augmentative and alternative communication devices;

 

          (11)  Demonstrate or share information with patient's families and staff regarding established feeding strategies, without bolus as developed and directed by the speech-language pathologist; and

 

          (12)  Provide guidance and treatment via telepractice to students, patients, and clients who are selected by the supervising speech-language pathologist as appropriate for this service delivery model.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12, 36-37-18.

 


Rule 20:79:04:02 Responsibilities outside the scope for speech0language pathology assistants.

          20:79:04:02.  Responsibilities outside the scope for speech-language pathology assistants. A speech-language pathology assistant may not:

 

          (1)  Perform any activity that violates § 20:79:06:04;

 

          (2)  Represent himself or herself as a speech-language pathologist;

 

          (3)  Administer or perform any standardized or nonstandardized diagnostic tests, formal or informal evaluations, swallow screenings checklist, or clinical interpretation of screening or test results;

 

          (4)  Perform procedures that require a high level of clinical acumen and technical skill, vocal tract prosthesis shaping or fitting, vocal tract imaging and oral pharyngeal swallow therapy with bolus material;

 

          (5)  Tabulate or interpret results and observations of feeding and swallowing evaluations performed by speech-language pathologists;

 

          (6)  Participate in parent conferences, case conferences, or any interdisciplinary team without the presence of the supervising speech-language pathologist or a designated licensed speech-language pathologist;

 

          (7)  Develop or modify a patient or client's individualized treatment plan in any way;

 

          (8)  Provide client or patient counseling;

 

          (9)  Provide interpretative information to the client, family, or others regarding the client status or service;

 

          (10)  Sign any formal document such as treatment plans or reimbursement plans without co-signature of supervising speech-language pathologist;

 

          (11)  Assist with clients without following the individualized treatment plan prepared by the speech-language pathologist or without access to supervision;

 

          (12)  Select clients for services;

 

          (13)  Discharge clients from services;

 

          (14)  Make referrals for additional services;

 

          (15)  Develop or determine the swallowing strategies or precautions for clients, family, or staff;

 

          (16)  Treat medically fragile clients independently; and

 

          (17)  Design or select augmentative and alternative communication systems or devices.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12, 36-37-18.

 


Rule 20:79:04:03 Supervision of speech-language pathology assistants.

          20:79:04:03.  Supervision of speech-language pathology assistants. During the first 90 workdays as a speech-language pathology assistant, the supervising speech-language pathologist shall provide supervision for at least 30 percent of the time each week, of which at least 20 percent must be direct supervision. The supervising speech-language pathologist shall review data on every client seen by the speech-language pathology assistant weekly. In addition, the direct supervision shall be scheduled so that all clients seen by the assistant are directly supervised. Each client must receive direct contact with the speech-language pathologist at least one session every two weeks.

 

          After 90 workdays, the amount of supervision can be adjusted if the supervising speech-language pathologist determines the speech-language pathologist assistant has met appropriate competencies and skill levels with a variety of communication and related disorders.

 

          Minimum ongoing supervision must always include documentation of direct supervision provided by the speech-language pathologist and direct client contact at least every 60 calendar days.

 

          A minimum of one hour of direct supervision weekly for full-time speech-language pathologist assistants and as much indirect supervision as needed to facilitate the delivery of quality services must be maintained. A minimum of two hours of direct supervision monthly for part-time speech-language pathologist assistants and as much indirect supervision as needed to facilitate the delivery of quality services must be maintained.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12, 36-37-18, 36-37-20.

 


Rule 20:79:04:04 Record of supervision.

          20:79:04:04.  Record of supervision. All supervision, both indirect and direct, must be documented by either the speech-language pathology assistant or the supervising speech-language pathologist and signed by both.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12, 37-37-20.

 


Rule 20:79:04:05 Documentation required for supervision.

          20:79:04:05.  Documentation required for supervision. The speech-language pathologist assistant shall submit a notarized form prescribed by the board signed by both parties to the board before the speech-language pathology assistant practices, explicitly indicating that the supervisor agrees to supervise the assistant and that the supervisor accepts full and complete responsibility for that assistant's professional practice.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12, 36-17-18, 36-37-20.

 


Rule 20:79:04:06 License of supervisor.

          20:79:04:06.  License of supervisor. A supervising speech-language pathologist must have a valid South Dakota license as a speech-language pathologist.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12, 36-37-20.

 


CHAPTER 20:79:05

 

PROCEDURE FOR SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF LICENSURE

Section

20:79:05:01        Review by the board.

20:79:05:02        Initiation of suspension or revocation of licensure.

20:79:05:03        Multiple respondents.

20:79:05:04        Information file.

20:79:05:05        Proceedings to conform to administrative procedures.

20:79:05:06        Appeal from board rulings or decisions.


Rule 20:79:05:01 Review by the board.

          20:79:05:01.  Review by the board. The board shall review alleged violations requiring disciplinary action in such a manner as the board, in its discretion, deems necessary and proper.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12, 36-37-21.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12, 36-37-21, 36-37-23.

 


Rule 20:79:05:02 Initiation of suspension or revocation of licensure.

          20:79:05:02.  Initiation of suspension or revocation of licensure. The board may initiate proceedings for suspension or revocation of a license when the board has information that any person may have been guilty of any misconduct as provided in SDCL 36-37-23 or is guilty of incompetence or unprofessional or dishonorable conduct.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12, 36-37-21.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12, 36-37-21, 36-37-23.

 


Rule 20:79:05:03 Multiple respondents.

          20:79:05:03.  Multiple respondents. The board will not accept a complaint against more than one licensee. A complainant must file a separate complaint for each individual who is a subject of the complaint.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12.

 


Rule 20:79:05:04 Information file.

          20:79:05:04. Information file. The board shall keep an information file on each complaint filed with the board. The information in each complaint file shall contain complete, current, and accurate information regarding the complaint and final action taken.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12.

 


Rule 20:79:05:05 Proceedings to conform to administrative procedures.

          20:79:05:05.  Proceedings to conform to administrative procedures. All proceedings relative to the suspension or revocation of a license shall otherwise conform to the procedure set forth in chapter 1-26.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12, 36-37-21, 36-37-22, 36-37-23, 36-37-24, 36-37-25.

 


Rule 20:79:05:06 Appeal from board rulings or decisions.

          20:79:05:06.  Appeal from board rulings or decisions. Any party feeling aggrieved by any acts, ruling or decision of the board relating to the refusal to grant, suspend or revoke a license shall have the right to appeal pursuant to chapter 1-26.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12, 36-37-21, 36-37-22, 36-37-23, 36-37-24, 36-37-25.

 


CHAPTER 20:79:06

 

SCHEDULE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS.

20:79:06:01        Disciplinary actions.

20:79:06:02        Determination of appropriate disciplinary action.

20:79:06:03        Additional information.

20:79:06:04        Rules of professional conduct.


Rule 20:79:06:01 Disciplinary actions.

          20:79:06:01.  Disciplinary actions. The board may institute disciplinary actions for any violation of law or rule.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12, 36-37-21, 36-37-22, 36-37-23, 36-37-24.

 


Rule 20:79:06:02 Determination of appropriate disciplinary action.

          20:79:06:02.  Determination of appropriate disciplinary action. The board will determine the appropriate disciplinary action according to the following factors:

 

          (1)  Seriousness of the violation, including the harm caused or the risk posed to the health and welfare of the person or public;

          (2)  Previous compliance history;

          (3)  The severity level necessary to deter future violations;

          (4)  Efforts to correct or mitigate the previous violation; and

          (5)  Any other circumstances determined by the board.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12, 36-37-21, 36-37-22, 36-37-23, 36-37-24, 36-37-25

 


Rule 20:79:06:03 Additional information.

          20:79:06:03.  Additional information. It is the responsibility of the licensee to bring additional information or extenuating factors to the attention of the board.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12.

 


Rule 20:79:06:04 Rules of professional conduct.

          20:79:06:04.  Rules of professional conduct. Any licensee or applicant for licensure shall abide by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Code of Ethics, 2010.

 

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

          General Authority: SDCL 36-37-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-37-12.

 

          Reference: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2010). Code of Ethics [Ethics]. Copies may be obtained from http://www.asha.org/policy/ET2010-00309/#sect.1.

 


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