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                            CHAPTER 227-H.F.No. 3148 
                  An act relating to health occupations; modifying 
                  registration requirements for speech-language 
                  pathologists and audiologists whose registrations have 
                  lapsed for more than three years; amending Minnesota 
                  Statutes 2000, section 148.518, subdivision 2. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 148.518, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [LAPSE OF MORE THAN THREE YEARS.] For an 
        applicant whose registered status has lapsed for more than three 
        years, the applicant must:  
           (1) apply for registration renewal according to section 
        148.5191 and obtain a qualifying score on the examination 
        described in section 148.515, subdivision 5, within one year of 
        the application date for registration renewal; 
           (2) apply for renewal according to section 148.5191, 
        provide evidence to the commissioner that the applicant holds a 
        current and unrestricted credential for the practice of 
        speech-language pathology from the Minnesota board of teaching 
        or for the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology in 
        another jurisdiction that has requirements equivalent to or 
        higher than those in effect for Minnesota and provide evidence 
        of compliance with that the applicant's credential from the 
        Minnesota board of teaching or that jurisdiction's continuing 
        education requirements another jurisdiction has been held in 
        good standing during the period of lapse; 
           (3) apply for renewal according to section 148.5191 and 
        submit documentation of having completed a combination of 
        speech-language pathology or audiology courses or a 
        speech-language pathology or audiology refresher program that 
        contains both a theoretical and clinical component preapproved 
        or approved by the commissioner.  Only courses completed within 
        one year preceding the date of the application or one year after 
        the date of the application will qualify for approval; or 
           (4) apply for renewal according to section 148.5191 and 
        submit proof of successful completion and verified documentation 
        of 160 hours of supervised practice approved by the 
        commissioner.  To participate in a supervised practice, the 
        applicant shall first apply and obtain temporary registration 
        according to section 148.5161. 
           Presented to the governor March 6, 2002 
           Signed by the governor March 7, 2002, 2:27 p.m.