HAS 6.10 HAS 6.10Temporary licenses.
HAS 6.10(1) (1)Speech-language pathology.
HAS 6.10(1)(a)(a) Before commencing a postgraduate clinical fellowship in speech-language pathology an applicant shall obtain a temporary license to practice under the supervision of a licensed speech-language pathologist by submitting all the following:
HAS 6.10(1)(a)1. 1. An application and fee specified in s. 440.05 (6), Stats.
HAS 6.10(1)(a)2. 2. Evidence the applicant does not have an arrest or conviction record, subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, Stats.
HAS 6.10(1)(a)3. 3. Evidence the applicant has completed one of the following:
HAS 6.10(1)(a)3.a. a. A supervised clinical practicum and received a master's degree in speech-language pathology from a college or university approved by the board.
HAS 6.10(1)(a)3.b. b. Education or training that the board determines is substantially equivalent to the completion of the supervised clinical practicum and master's degree in speech-language pathology.
HAS 6.10(1)(a)4. 4. Evidence of the applicant is registered to take the next available Praxis Speech-Language Pathology examination or has passed the Praxis Speech-Language Pathology examination or has completed education or training that the board determines is substantially equivalent to passing the examination.
HAS 6.10(1)(b) (b) A temporary license to practice speech-language pathology is valid for 18 months. A temporary license may be renewed once by the board.
HAS 6.10(1)(c) (c) Notwithstanding par. (b), a temporary license to practice speech-language pathology shall terminate in 90 days if an applicant fails to take the next available examination for reasons other than inaction by the examining board or hardship.
HAS 6.10(1)(d) (d) A person holding a temporary license to practice speech-language pathology shall be supervised face-to-face, at least monthly, by a licensed speech-language pathologist. The person holding the temporary license shall have the supervisor, once a month, provide written approval in the client files of the clinical services provided.
HAS 6.10(2) (2)Audiology.
HAS 6.10(2)(a)(a) A temporary license to practice audiologist may be granted by submitting of all of the following:
HAS 6.10(2)(a)1. 1. An application and fee specified in s. 440.05 (6), Stats.
HAS 6.10(2)(a)2. 2. Evidence the applicant does not have an arrest or conviction record, subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, Stats.
HAS 6.10(2)(a)3. 3. Evidence the applicant has completed a supervised clinical practicum and one of the following:
HAS 6.10(2)(a)3.a. a. Possesses a doctoral degree in audiology from an accredited academic institution approved by the board. The doctoral degree program shall consist of not less than 3 years of educational course work and not less than 12 months of clinical rotation or externship.
HAS 6.10(2)(a)3.b. b. Education or training that the board determines is substantially equivalent to the completion of the requirement under subd. 3. a.
HAS 6.10(2)(a)4. 4. Evidence the applicant has passed the Praxis Audiologist examination.
HAS 6.10(2)(b) (b) A temporary license to practice audiology is valid for 6 months. A temporary license may be renewed once by the board, for a time period to allow the applicant time to take the next available examination and receive the results of the examination, if one of the following occurs:
HAS 6.10(2)(b)1. 1. The applicant fails the practical exam required under s. 459.26 (2) (b), Stats., and applies to take the next available examination.
HAS 6.10(2)(b)2. 2. The applicant shows to the satisfaction of the examining board sufficient cause for the renewal.
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; CR 15-096: r. and recr. Register August 2016 No. 728, eff. 9-1-16.
HAS 6.12 HAS 6.12Use 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 6.13Discipline. 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 6.14Definitions. 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 6.15Direct 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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