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House Bill 1599

House Bill 1599

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF HB 1599 (Updated February 21, 2005 9:04 pm - DI 77)

Psychologists, speech pathologists, and audiologists. Allows certain state licensure exams to apply to the psychology reciprocity requirements. Amends several definitions concerning speech- language pathology and audiology. Requires licensure of speech-language pathology aides, associates, and assistants. Amends licensure requirements of speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Requires an audiologist to possess a doctorate degree after January 1, 2007. Allows the professional standards board to issue credentials to certain speech language professionals. Allows certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists who meet certain requirements to be considered to have a National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification. Requires a referral to administer a test of vestibular function. Amends reciprocity licensure requirements for speech language pathologists and audiologists. Requires licenses to be displayed. Makes conforming changes.
Current Status:
Passed 2nd reading - first House
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