Nothing in this article shall be construed as preventing or restricting:
(a) A person licensed or registered by this state in another profession from practicing the profession for which he or she is licensed or registered, so long as they do not hold themselves out to the public as possessing a license issued pursuant to this article or use a title set forth in section two of this article;
(b) A physician or surgeon licensed by this state while engaging in the profession for which they are licensed;
(c) Hearing testing or balance system assessment by trained individuals under the direct supervision of a licensed physician or surgeon, so long as such individuals do not hold themselves out to the public as possessing a license issued pursuant to this article or use a title set forth in section two of this article;
(d) A person employed or contracted with the West Virginia Board of Education, a county board of education, or a Regional Education Service Agency;
(e) A person duly credentialed by this state as a teacher of the deaf;
(f) The activities and services of persons pursuing a course of study leading to a degree in speech-language pathology or audiology at a college or university, if:
(1) These activities and services constitute a part of a planned course of study at that institution;
(2) Such persons are designated by a title such as intern, trainee, student, or by other such title clearly indicating the status appropriate to their level of education; and
(3) Such persons work under the supervision of a person licensed by this state to practice speech-language pathology or audiology.
(g) The activities of persons who are nonresidents of this state from engaging in the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology if the activities of such persons do not exceed five days in any calendar year and such persons:
(1) Meet the qualifications of this article;
(2) Register with the board in accordance with procedures specified in its rules and regulations; and
(3) Agree to abide by the standards of professional conduct contained in this article and rules promulgated by the board.
(h) The practices and procedures of qualified licensed hearing aid dealers engaged solely in the practice of dealing in or fitting of hearing aids under article twenty-six of this chapter; and
(i) Occupational hearing conservationists engaged in hearing testing as part of a hearing conservation program in compliance with regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session