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HB 288 (BR 1019) - C. Siler, C. Miller

     AN ACT relating to licensure of professionals who provide therapeutic care to persons with hearing and related communication disorders.
     Amend KRS 334A.020 to define "interim license," "provisional license," and "temporary license"; amend KRS 334A.035 to establish new requirements for an interim license to practice as a speech-language pathologist and a speech-language pathology assistant; require a person with an interim license to practice as a speech-language pathologist who fails the national examination to submit documentation of preparation for the examination as required by the board; permit the applicant to continue to practice under the interim license with supervision as required in accordance with KRS 334A.035 for a period not to exceed 24 months, unless an extension is granted by the board; require a speech-language pathologist applicant with an interim license to apply for permanent licensure within 30 days of the completion of postgraduate professional experience; exempt speech-language pathologist employed by the public schools in a certified position and who holds a teacher certification in communication disorders issued by the Educational Professional Standards Board from licensure requirements; create new sections of KRS Chapter 334A to establish requirements for a provisional license to practice audiology under the supervision of an audiologist while completing a graduate professional experience; authorize the board administrator, with approval of the board, to issue a temporary license to any applicant for a license to practice as a speech-language pathologist, speech-language pathology assistant, or an audiologist if the applicant has met all the requirements for licensure until further action at the next meeting of the board; specify licensure requirements for speech-language pathologists and audiologists; require an audiologist to hold a doctoral degree beginning January 1, 2008; permit the board to grant a license to an applicant licensed in another state; amend KRS 334A.170 to change the licensure renewal time period from annually to biennially and increase the associated fees accordingly.


     HCS - Retain original provisions, except amend new sections of KRS Chapter 334A to clarify that the basic educational and practicum requirements for licensure as a speech-language pathologist and audiologist apply only to the initial licensure.

     Feb 6-introduced in House
     Feb 9-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Feb 13-posted in committee
     Feb 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 23-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 1-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 2, 2007
     Mar 6-3rd reading, passed 98-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 7-received in Senate
     Mar 8-to Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations (S)

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