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Enrolled Senate Bill (S)

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Emergency communication disorder permits. Allows the department of education to issue an emergency communication disorder permit to an individual to serve the needs of certain students who are eligible for speech and language services. Provides that the director of a graduate program in communication disorders shall confirm to the department of education that an individual is complying with certain emergency communication disorder permit requirements. Requires the Indiana professional licensing agency, in consultation with the department of education, the office of educator effectiveness and licensing, the Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education (ICASE), the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents Emergency communication disorder permits. Allows the department of education to issue an emergency communication disorder permit to an individual to serve the needs of certain students who are eligible for speech and language services. Provides that the director of a graduate program in communication disorders shall confirm to the department of education that an individual is complying with certain emergency communication disorder permit requirements. Requires the Indiana professional licensing agency, in consultation with the department of education, the office of educator effectiveness and licensing, the Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education (ICASE), the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS), the speech-language pathology and audiology board, and the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA) to: (1) examine the requirements for licensure as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist in Indiana; and (2) not later than July 1, 2020, issue to the general assembly a report containing recommendations for streamlining the process for obtaining a license as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist in Indiana. ... View more