2019 Senate Bill 146 - Printed

State of South Dakota  
NINETY-FOURTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2019  

378B0685   SENATE BILL   NO.  146  

Introduced by:    Senator Heinert and Representative Saba
 

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions regarding licenses for speech-language pathology services.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That ยง 36-37-19 be amended to read:
    36-37-19. Any person who is employed as a paraprofessional providing speech-language pathology services under the direct supervision of a speech-language pathologist who holds a speech-language pathologist certificate from the South Dakota Department of Education as of July 1, 2012, and does not otherwise meet the qualifications set forth in this chapter may apply for and shall be granted a speech-language pathology assistant license and may continue to practice as a speech-language pathology assistant. This exception expires July 1, 2020, at which time all speech-language pathology assistants shall meet the requirements of this chapter.
    The board shall issue a speech-pathology assistant license to a paraprofessional applicant who:
            (1)    Has been continuously employed providing speech-language pathology services since July 1, 2012;
            (2)    Submits an application, upon a form prescribed by the board;
            (3)    Pays the application fee; and
            (4)    Has committed no act for which disciplinary action is justified.

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