36-37-18. Speech-language pathology assistants--Requirements for licensure.

The board shall issue a speech-language pathology assistant license to a person who:

(1)    Submits an application on a form prescribed by the board;

(2)    Pays the application fee established by the board, in accordance with § 36-37-12;

(3)    Holds an associate's degree in speech-language pathology assisting or a bachelor's degree with a major in speech-language pathology or communication sciences and disorders from an accredited educational institution;

(4)    Verifies required academic preparation and clinical experiences;

(5)    Completes a minimum of one hundred hours of supervised clinical experience as a speech-language pathology assistant while either on the job or during academic preparation; and

(6)    Has committed no act for which disciplinary action is justified.

While completing the supervised clinical experience required in subdivision (5), neither the applicant nor the supervising speech-language pathologist may represent the applicant as a licensed speech-language pathology assistant. The supervising speech-language pathologist must be available at all times when the applicant is competing on-the-job clinical fieldwork.

Source: SL 2012, ch 196, § 18; SL 2023, ch 141, § 12.