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148.513 Protected titles and restrictions on use.

(a) A person shall not use a title relating to speech-language pathology or audiology, except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c).

(b) Use of the following terms or initials which represent the following terms, alone or in combination with any word or words, by any person to form an occupational title is prohibited unless that person is registered under sections 148.511 to 148.5196:

(1) speech-language;

(2) speech-language pathologist, S, SP, or SLP;

(3) speech pathologist;

(4) language pathologist;

(5) audiologist, A, or AUD;

(6) speech therapist; or

(7) speech clinician.

(c) Use of the term "Minnesota registered" in conjunction with the titles protected under this section by any person is prohibited unless that person is registered under sections 148.511 to 148.5196.

HIST: 1996 c 363 s 3