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WVC 64 - 9 - 9 §64-9-9. Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

     (a) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on July 25, 2013, authorized under the authority of section seven, article thirty-two, chapter thirty of this code, modified by the Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee and refiled in the State Register on December 18, 2013, relating to the Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (licensure of speech-pathology and audiology, 29 CSR 1 ), is authorized.

     (b) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on July 25, 2013, authorized under the authority of section seven, article thirty-two, chapter thirty of this code, modified by the Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee and refiled in the State Register on November 26, 2013, relating to the Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (speech-language pathology and audiology assistants, 29 CSR 2 ), is authorized, with the following amendment:

     On page 1, subsection 2.3, at the beginning of the subsection, by striking out the words "Indirect/General supervision: Indirect/General" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "Indirect supervision: Indirect";

     On page 1, after subsection 2.6, by adding a new subsection 2.7, to read as follows:

     "2.7. Medically fragile patient/client: A medically fragile patient/client means a patient/client who has any condition that interferes with the airway, breathing, and/or circulatory system.",

     And by renumbering the remaining subsections accordingly;

     On page 2, subsection 4.1, subdivision (f), at the beginning of subsection (f), by restoring the stricken first sentence;

     On page 3, subsection 4.1, subdivision (h), by striking out said subdivision (h) and inserting a new subdivision (h) to read as follows:

     "(h) Provide 20% direct supervision and 10% indirect supervision for the first ninety (90) days, and thereafter ensure that he or she has direct contact with each patient/client at least once for every two weeks of treatment provided: Provided, That supervisors shall provide 100% direct supervision of an assistant who is providing treatment to a medically fragile patient/client.";

     On page 3, subsection 4.1, subdivision (o), after the words "ethical responsibility" by striking out the words "patient/client services provided or omitted"; and

     On page 3, subsection 4.1, subdivision (u), by striking out subdivision (u) in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new subdivision (u) to read as follows:

     "(u) Accurately document all direct and indirect supervisory activities on forms prescribed by the board, and submit the same annually upon application for renewal of registration".

     (c) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on July 25, 2013, authorized under the authority of section seven, article thirty-two, chapter thirty of this code, modified by the Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee and refiled in the State Register on November 26, 2013, relating to the Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (disciplinary and complaint procedures for speech-language pathology and audiology, 29 CSR 4 ), is authorized.

     (d) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on July 25, 2013, authorized under the authority of section seven, article thirty-two, chapter thirty of this code, relating to the Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (code of ethics, 29 CSR 5 ), is authorized.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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