Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 240

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 25-35.6-1-8.

Synopsis: Speech-language pathologists. Recognizes speech pathologists who had a life license before 1985 as eligible to supervise speech-language pathology support personnel (in lieu of another requirement to have obtained a certificate of clinical competence from a nationally recognized association).

Effective: July 1, 2010 (retroactive); July 1, 2011.





Kruse




    January 6, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.







Introduced

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)


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SENATE BILL No. 240



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning professions and occupations.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 25-35.6-1-8; (11)IN0240.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 25-35.6-1-8, AS AMENDED BY P.L.197-2007, SECTION 91, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 8. (a) The board shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to define the role of support personnel, including the following:
        (1) Supervisory responsibilities of the speech-language pathologist.
        (2) Ratio of support personnel to speech-language pathologists.
        (3) Scope of duties and restrictions of responsibilities for each type of support personnel.
        (4) Frequency, duration, and documentation of supervision.
        (5) Education and training required to perform services.
        (6) Procedures for renewing registration and terminating duties.
    (b) A speech-language pathologist must meet the following qualifications to supervise speech-language pathology support personnel:
        (1) Hold a current license as a speech-language pathologist issued by the board.
        (2) Have at least three (3) years of clinical experience.
        (3) Except for an individual who received a life license from the department of education before 1985, hold a certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology or its equivalent issued by a nationally recognized association for speech-language and hearing.
    (c) Speech-language pathology support personnel may provide support services only under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist.
SOURCE: ; (11)IN0240.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010 (RETROACTIVE)] (a) Notwithstanding IC 25-35.6-1-8(b)(3), before amendment by this act on July 1, 2011, a speech-language pathologist is not required to hold a certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology or its equivalent issued by a nationally recognized association for speech-language and hearing to supervise speech-language pathology support personnel.
    (b) This SECTION expires July 1, 2011.

SOURCE: ; (11)IN0240.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. An emergency is declared for this act.