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148.5161 Temporary registration.

Subdivision 1. Application. The commissioner shall issue temporary registration as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist to an applicant who has applied for registration under section 148.515, who is not the subject of a disciplinary action or past disciplinary action, and who has not violated a provision of section 148.5195, subdivision 3.

Subd. 2. Procedures. To be eligible for temporary registration, an applicant must submit an application form provided by the commissioner, the fees required by section 148.5194, and evidence of successful completion of the requirements in section 148.515, subdivisions 2 and 3.

Subd. 3. Supervision required. (a) A temporary registrant must practice under the supervision of an individual who meets the requirements of section 148.512, subdivision 20. Supervision must conform to the requirements in paragraphs (b) to (g).

(b) Supervision must include both on-site observation and other monitoring activities. On-site observation must involve the supervisor, the supervisee, and the client receiving speech-language pathology or audiology services and must include direct observation by the supervisor of treatment given by the supervisee. Other monitoring activities must involve direct or indirect evaluative contact by the supervisor of the supervisee, may be executed by correspondence, and may include, but are not limited to, conferences with the supervisee, evaluation of written reports, and evaluations by professional colleagues. Other monitoring activities do not include the client receiving speech-language pathology or audiology services.

(c) The temporary registrant must be supervised by an individual who meets the definition of section 148.512, subdivision 20, and:

(1) when the temporary registrant is a speech-language pathologist, is a registered speech-language pathologist, or holds a current certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; and

(2) when the temporary registrant is an audiologist, is a registered audiologist, or holds a current certificate of clinical competence in audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

(d) Temporary registration shall not be granted until the applicant has completed the academic coursework and clinical training in section 148.515, subdivisions 2 and 3.

(e) The temporary registrant must be supervised in no less than 36 activities, including 18 one-hour on-site observations. A maximum of six hours may be accrued in one day. A minimum of six one-hour on-site observations must be accrued during each one-third of the experience.

(f) The temporary registrant must complete 18 other monitored activities and complete at least one monitored activity each month.

(g) The temporary registrant must provide verification of supervision on the application form provided by the commissioner.

Subd. 4. Expiration of temporary registration. A temporary registration issued to a person pursuant to subdivision 2 expires 18 months after issuance or on the date the commissioner grants or denies registration, whichever occurs first. Upon application, a temporary registration shall be renewed once to persons who have not met the supervised postgraduate clinical experience requirement under section 148.515, subdivision 4, within the initial temporary registration period and meet the requirements of subdivision 1.

Subd. 5. Title used. A temporary registrant shall be identified by one of the protected titles and a designation indicating clinical fellowship status.

HIST: 1998 c 317 s 3