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8710.6000 SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST.

Subpart 1.

Scope of practice.

A speech-language pathologist is authorized to provide specialized speech-language services to prekindergarten through grade 12 students with identified communication disabilities including those affecting language, articulation, fluency, and voice.

Subp. 2.

Requirements for first professional license.

A first professional license as a speech-language pathologist shall be granted to an applicant who provides evidence of having completed a master's degree in speech-language pathology from a program accredited by the Council on Academic Affairs of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or to an applicant who provides evidence of holding a valid certificate of clinical competence from the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Subp. 3.

[Repealed, 25 SR 805]

Subp. 4.

Professional license.

A professional license shall be renewed according to the rules of the Board of Teaching governing professional licensure.

Subp. 5.

Specialized renewal requirements for licenses issued prior to July 1, 1994.

After June 30, 2007, a person who makes application for renewal of continuing licensure as a speech-language pathologist, but who does not hold a master's degree in speech-language pathology, must provide evidence that at least 24-quarter hours or 16-semester hours of post-baccalaureate college credit in speech-language pathology or related special education instruction and services have been earned and comply with subpart 4.

Subp. 6.

Effective date.

Requirements in this part for licensure as a speech-language pathologist are effective on September 1, 2001, and thereafter.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 122A.09; 122A.18

Published Electronically:

November 19, 2009

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