Hearing, Speech, Music Therapy and Art Therapy Professionals

ORS 681.230
Exemptions from licensure requirement


(1)

Without obtaining a license under this chapter, a person may use a procedure included in the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology if the procedure is within the person’s scope of practice and the person is:

(a)

Licensed by a health professional regulatory board as defined in ORS 676.160 (Definitions for ORS 676.165 to 676.180);

(b)

Performing basic audiometric testing under the supervision of a physician licensed under ORS chapter 677 or a naturopathic physician licensed under ORS chapter 685 and representing that the person is a medical assistant or audiology assistant;

(c)

A teacher who is licensed by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission and who holds a hearing impaired endorsement issued by the commission;

(d)

A student participating in supervised field work or supervised course work in speech-language pathology or audiology as part of a college or university program approved by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; or

(e)

A student taking an undergraduate course in speech-language pathology approved by the board.

(2)

A person practicing speech-language pathology or audiology without a license under subsection (1) of this section may not represent or imply that the person is a speech-language pathologist, speech-language pathology assistant or audiologist.

(3)

A person practicing speech-language pathology or audiology without a license under subsection (1)(d) or (e) of this section:

(a)

Must use a title that indicates that the person is a student trainee.

(b)

May not be paid for speech-language pathology or audiology services provided by the person, except that the person may be provided a reasonable educational stipend.

(4)

Without obtaining a license under this chapter, a person may:

(a)

Consult with or disseminate the person’s research findings and scientific information to an accredited academic institution or a governmental agency; and

(b)

Offer lectures to the public for a fee, monetary or otherwise. [Formerly 694.325; 1989 c.491 §67a; 1995 c.280 §3; 2003 c.547 §88; 2005 c.698 §3; 2009 c.701 §62c; 2011 c.133 §1; 2015 c.271 §1; 2017 c.356 §89]
Note: Section 3, chapter 271, Oregon Laws 2015, provides:
Sec. 3. Practice of speech-language pathology by licensed teacher. Notwithstanding the amendments to ORS 681.230 (Exemptions from licensure requirement) by section 1 of this 2015 Act, a teacher who is licensed by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission and who holds a communications disorders or speech impaired endorsement issued by the commission may continue to practice speech-language pathology on and after July 1, 2016, without obtaining a license under ORS chapter 681 if the person:

(1)

Was licensed and endorsed by the commission before July 1, 2016;

(2)

Practices speech-language pathology solely in the course and scope of the person’s duties as an employee of an education service district, a school district or a charter school; and

(3)

Complies with ORS 681.360 (Certificate for speech-language pathology assistant) to 681.375 (Role of speech-language pathology assistants) and rules adopted under ORS 681.360 (Certificate for speech-language pathology assistant) to 681.375 (Role of speech-language pathology assistants) when supervising speech-language pathology assistants. [2015 c.271 §3]

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