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HAS 6.09(2)(a) (a) A face-to-face meeting, at least monthly, between the supervisor and the temporary licensee and other on-going communications by mail, telephone, pager, e-mail or other electronic means.
HAS 6.09(2)(b) (b) On-site, in-view observation and guidance by the supervisor while an assigned activity is performed by the temporary licensee.
HAS 6.09(3) (3) "Temporary licensee" means an individual who has been granted a temporary license by the board under s. 459.24 (6), Stats., to engage in the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology during the completion of a postgraduate clinical fellowship.
HAS 6.09 History History: CR 01-043: Cr. Register October 2001 No. 550, eff. 11-1-01; CR 05-026: renum. (1) to be (1m), cr. (1) Register September 2005 No. 597, eff. 10-1-05.
HAS 6.10 HAS 6.10 Application for temporary license.
HAS 6.10(1)(1) Before commencing a postgraduate clinical fellowship in speech-language pathology or audiology, an individual shall obtain a temporary license under s. 459.24 (6), Stats. The applicant shall submit all of the following:
HAS 6.10(1)(a) (a) An application on a form provided by the board.
HAS 6.10 Note Note: Application forms are available upon request to the board office at 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin 53708.
HAS 6.10(1)(b) (b) The fee specified in s. 440.05 (6), Stats.
HAS 6.10(1)(c) (c) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 and 111.335, Stats., evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant does not have a conviction record.
HAS 6.10(1)(d) (d) Evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant has completed one of the following:
HAS 6.10(1)(d)1. 1. A supervised clinical practicum and received a master's degree in speech-language pathology or audiology, as appropriate, from a college or university approved by the board.
HAS 6.10(1)(d)2. 2. Education or training that the board determines is substantially equivalent to the completion of the requirements under subd. 1.
HAS 6.10(1)(e) (e) If applying for a temporary license to practice speech-language pathology, an application to take the next available examination for licensure as a speech-language pathologist required under s. 459.26 (2) (a), Stats.
HAS 6.10(1)(f) (f) If applying for a temporary license to practice audiology, an application to take the next available examinations for licensure as an audiologist required under s. 459.26 (2) (a) and (b), Stats.
HAS 6.10(2) (2) A temporary license granted by the board to practice speech-language pathology is valid for a period designated by the board, not to exceed 18 months and may be renewed once for 18 months or longer, at the discretion of the board.
HAS 6.10(3) (3) Except as provided in sub. (5), a temporary license granted to practice audiology is valid for a period designated by the board, not to exceed 12 months.
HAS 6.10(4) (4) A temporary license granted under sub. (3) may be renewed once for 12 months or longer, at the discretion of the board, if the applicant fails an examination for licensure under s. 459.26 (2) (a) or (b), Stats., and applies to take the next available examination or if the applicant shows, to the satisfaction of the board, sufficient cause for the renewal.
HAS 6.10(5) (5) If an individual who is granted a temporary license under sub. (3) to practice audiology fails to take the next available examination under s. 459.26 (2) (a) or (b), Stats., for reasons other than inaction by the board or hardship, the temporary license granted under sub. (3) automatically expires on the one-hundredth calendar day following the date the individual failed to take the examination.
HAS 6.10(6) (6) The application and documents required for a temporary license may be reviewed by 2 members of the board to determine eligibility. The board may issue a temporary license prior to regular licensure to an applicant who meets the requirements under sub. (1).
HAS 6.10 Note Note: The board accepts an Au.D. degree that has been granted by a college or university approved by the board as evidence of completion of education and training that is substantially equivalent to the completion of a supervised clinical practicum and receipt of a master's degree in audiology, passing the NESPA examination and completion of a postgraduate clinical fellowship in audiology.
HAS 6.10 History History: CR 01-043: cr. Register October 2001 No. 550, eff. 11-1-01; CR 05-026: am. (1) (intro.) and (2), renum. (3) to be (6), cr. (3) to (5) Register September 2005 No. 597, eff. 10-1-05.
HAS 6.11 HAS 6.11 Supervision. Supervision during the period of temporary licensure shall be face-to-face, at least monthly, with a speech-language pathologist or audiologist who shall once a month provide written approval in the client files of the clinical services provided.
HAS 6.11 History History: CR 01-043: Cr. Register October 2001 No. 550, eff. 11-1-01.
HAS 6.12 HAS 6.12 Use of titles. An individual who holds a temporary license under s. 459.24 (6), Stats., may use the title "audiology intern," "speech-language pathology intern," "clinical fellow in audiology," or "clinical fellow in speech-language pathology."
HAS 6.12 History History: CR 01-043: cr. Register October 2001 No. 550, eff. 11-1-01.
HAS 6.13 HAS 6.13 Discipline. Temporary licensees and speech-language pathologists and audiologists who supervise temporary licensees may be subject to discipline under s. HAS 6.18.
HAS 6.13 History History: CR 01-043: cr. Register October 2001 No. 550, eff. 11-1-01.
subch. III of ch. HAS 6 Subchapter III - Unlicensed Individuals
HAS 6.14 HAS 6.14 Definitions. In this chapter and in ch. 459, Stats.:
HAS 6.14(1)(a)(a) "Assist in the practice of speech-language pathology" means providing speech-language pathology services, while under direct supervision, that include any of the following:
HAS 6.14(1)(a)1. 1. Assisting the speech-language pathologists with speech-language screenings.
HAS 6.14(1)(a)2. 2. While in the presence of the speech-language pathologist, providing assistance during client evaluations.
HAS 6.14(1)(a)3. 3. Helping with informal documentation such as taking a written language sample; organizing test materials; preparing treatment materials; developing communication boards and performing assigned clerical duties.
HAS 6.14(1)(a)4. 4. Scheduling activities, preparing charts, records, graphs or displaying data related to client performance.
HAS 6.14(1)(a)5. 5. Performing calibration and regular maintenance of equipment.
HAS 6.14(1)(a)6. 6. Participating in research projects, in-service training and public relations programs.
HAS 6.14(1)(a)7. 7. While in the presence of the speech-language pathologist, providing assistance during a treatment session conducted by the speech-language pathologist that may include any of the following:
HAS 6.14(1)(a)7.a. a. Structured speech-language drills; oral motor exercises; practice and reinforcement of established speech-language skills and applications to communication activities of daily living.
HAS 6.14(1)(a)7.b. b. Informal documentation of the client's response to treatment.
HAS 6.14(1)(a)8. 8. Providing treatment to clients selected by the speech-language pathologist by adhering to the treatment plans established by the speech-language pathologist who is available on site for consultation, as needed.
HAS 6.14(1)(b) (b) "Assist in the practice of speech-language pathology" does not include any of the following:
HAS 6.14(1)(b)1. 1. Performing formal or informal speech-language pathology evaluations.
HAS 6.14(1)(b)2. 2. Interpreting screening or test results.
HAS 6.14(1)(b)3. 3. Participating in client conferences or interdisciplinary team meetings or communicating with a client's family or other individuals outside of the presence of the supervising speech-language pathologist unless authorized by the speech-language pathologist.
HAS 6.14(1)(b)4. 4. Writing evaluation consultation reports.
HAS 6.14(1)(b)5. 5. Counseling or consulting with the client, the client's family or other individuals regarding the client's status or service.
HAS 6.14(1)(b)6. 6. Writing, developing or modifying a client's individualized treatment plan.
HAS 6.14(1)(b)7. 7. Deviating from the treatment plan.
HAS 6.14(1)(b)8. 8. Working with clients without direct supervision by the speech-language pathologist.
HAS 6.14(1)(b)9. 9. Signing formal client documents such as evaluations or progress notes.
HAS 6.14(1)(b)10. 10. Selecting clients for service or discharging clients from service.
HAS 6.14(1)(b)11. 11. Disclosing confidential client information to anyone other than the supervising speech-language pathologist unless authorized by the supervising speech-language pathologist.
HAS 6.14(1)(b)12. 12. Referring a client to another health care provider.
HAS 6.14(1)(b)13. 13. Representing himself or herself as a speech-language pathologist.
HAS 6.14(1)(b)14. 14. Using a checklist to tabulate results of feeding or swallowing evaluations.
HAS 6.14(1)(b)15. 15. Demonstrating swallowing strategies or precautions to a client, the family of a client or staff.
HAS 6.14(2)(a)(a) "Assist in the practice of audiology" means providing audiology services that include any of the following:
HAS 6.14(2)(a)1. 1. Conducting hearing screenings including pure tone thresholds.
HAS 6.14(2)(a)2. 2. Servicing hearing instruments including applying lubrication, making tube changes on ear molds, cleaning and repairing cases or ear mold surfaces, checking battery status and returning hearing instruments to clients after servicing.
HAS 6.14(2)(a)3. 3. Preparing informal documentation of clients' responses to treatment or service.
HAS 6.14(2)(a)4. 4. Performing biological checks, calibrations and regular maintenance of equipment.
HAS 6.14(2)(a)5. 5. Preparing charts and records, scheduling activities and performing assigned clerical duties.
HAS 6.14(2)(b) (b) "Assist in the practice of audiology" does not mean any of the following:
HAS 6.14(2)(b)1. 1. Performing diagnostic audiological evaluations.
HAS 6.14(2)(b)2. 2. Interpreting screening or test results.
HAS 6.14(2)(b)3. 3. Writing evaluation consultation reports.
HAS 6.14(2)(b)4. 4. Providing counseling to the client or the client's family.
HAS 6.14(2)(b)5. 5. Signing formal client documents including evaluations and progress notes.
HAS 6.14(2)(b)6. 6. Disclosing confidential client information unless authorized by the supervising audiologist.
HAS 6.14(2)(b)7. 7. Referring a client to another health care provider.
HAS 6.14(3) (3) "Direct supervision of unlicensed individuals" means:
HAS 6.14(3)(a) (a) For purposes of monitoring unlicensed individuals who assist in the practice of speech-language pathology, providing direct observation and supervision of the clinical services provided by the individual to clients at least 50% of client contact time during the first 90 days of employment and no less than 10% thereafter. Direct supervision shall be scheduled and documented. Documentation of direct supervision shall include all of the following:
HAS 6.14(3)(a)1. 1. Identifying specific roles and tasks for the individual.
HAS 6.14(3)(a)2. 2. Ensuring that the tasks performed by the individual do not require the exercise of professional judgment or entail interpretation of results or the development or modification of treatment plans.
HAS 6.14(3)(a)3. 3. Providing appropriate training that is competency-based and specific to job performance.
HAS 6.14(3)(a)4. 4. Maintaining a record of direct supervision provided by the speech-language pathologist over the unlicensed individual who assists in the practice of speech-language pathology.
HAS 6.14(3)(b) (b) For purposes of monitoring unlicensed individuals who assist in the practice of audiology, providing comprehensive, periodic and documented supervision that includes:
HAS 6.14(3)(b)1. 1. Identifying specific roles and tasks for the individual.
HAS 6.14(3)(b)2. 2. Ensuring that the tasks performed by the individual do not require the exercise of professional judgment or entail interpretation of results or the development or modification of treatment plans.
HAS 6.14(3)(b)3. 3. Providing appropriate training that is competency-based and specific to job performance.
HAS 6.14(4) (4) "Full-time equivalent individual" means an unlicensed individual who, alone or in conjunction with other unlicensed individuals, assists in the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology for a combined total of 40 hours per week.
HAS 6.14 History History: CR 01-043: cr. Register October 2001 No. 550, eff. 11-1-01; CR 03-025: am. (1) (a) 1. and 2., (b) 5. and 7., (2) (a) 2., (3) (a) (intro.), and 4., renum. (1) (a) 2. a. to d. and 3. (intro.) to be (1) (a) 3., 4., 5., 6. and 7., renum. and am. (1) (a) 4. to be (1) (a) 8., cr. (1) (b) 13., 14. and 15. Register January 2004 No. 577, eff. 2-1-04.
HAS 6.15 HAS 6.15 Direct supervision.
HAS 6.15(1)(1) An unlicensed individual may assist in the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology only under the direct supervision of a speech-language pathologist or audiologist, as appropriate.
HAS 6.15(2) (2) For purposes of supervising unlicensed individuals who assist in the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology:
HAS 6.15(2)(a) (a) A speech-language pathologist may supervise up to 2 full-time equivalent individuals at any given time.
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