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148.5194 FEES.
    Subdivision 1. Fee proration. The commissioner shall prorate the licensure fee for clinical
fellowship, doctoral externship, temporary, and first time licensees according to the number of
months that have elapsed between the date the license is issued and the date the license expires or
must be renewed under section 148.5191, subdivision 4.
    Subd. 2. Biennial licensure fee. The fee for initial licensure and biennial licensure, clinical
fellowship licensure, temporary licensure, or renewal is $200.
    Subd. 3. Biennial licensure fee for dual licensure as a speech-language pathologist and
audiologist. The fee for initial licensure and biennial licensure, clinical fellowship licensure,
doctoral externship, temporary license, or renewal is $200.
    Subd. 3a.[Repealed, 1Sp2003 c 14 art 7 s 89]
    Subd. 4. Penalty fee for late renewals. The penalty fee for late submission of a renewal
application is $45.
    Subd. 5. Nonrefundable fees. All fees are nonrefundable.
    Subd. 6. Verification of credential. The fee for written verification of credentialed status
is $25.
    Subd. 7. Audiologist surcharge fee. (a) The biennial surcharge fee for audiologists is $235.
The commissioner shall prorate the fee for clinical fellowship, doctoral externship, temporary,
and first time licensees according to the number of months that have elapsed between the date
the license is issued and the date the license expires or must be renewed under section 148.5191,
subdivision 4
.
(b) Effective November 1, 2005, the commissioner shall collect the $235 audiologist
surcharge fee prorated according to the number of months remaining until the next scheduled
license renewal.
    Subd. 8. Penalty fees. (a) The penalty fee for practicing speech language pathology or
audiology without a current license after the credential has expired and before it is renewed is the
amount of the license renewal fee for any part of the first month, plus the license renewal fee for
any part of any subsequent month up to 36 months.
(b) The penalty fee for applicants who engage in the unauthorized practice of speech
language pathology or audiology before being issued a license is the amount of the license
application fee for any part of the first month, plus the license application fee for any part of any
subsequent month up to 36 months. This paragraph does not apply to applicants not qualifying for
a license who engage in the unauthorized practice of speech language pathology or audiology.
(c) The penalty fee for failing to submit a continuing education report by the due date with
the correct number or type of hours in the correct time period is $100 plus $20 for each missing
clock hour. The licensee must obtain the missing number of continuing education hours by the
next reporting due date.
(d) Civil penalties and discipline incurred by licensees prior to August 1, 2005, for conduct
described in paragraph (a), (b), or (c) shall be recorded as nondisciplinary penalty fees. For
conduct described in paragraph (a) or (b) occurring after August 1, 2005, and exceeding six
months, payment of a penalty fee does not preclude any disciplinary action reasonably justified by
the individual case.
History: 1996 c 363 s 12; 1998 c 317 s 8; 1999 c 245 art 2 s 34-37; 2003 c 87 s 37-39;
1Sp2003 c 14 art 7 s 48-51; 2005 c 147 art 7 s 6; art 9 s 1