SENATE BILL No. 240
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.
January 6, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.
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
(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
(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
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.