201 KAR 17:030. License fees and renewal requirements.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 334A.160, 334A.170

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 334A.080(3), (6)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 334A.080(3) requires the Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology to promulgate responsible administrative regulations, including administrative regulations which delineate qualifications for licensure and renewal of licensure. KRS 334A.080(6) requires the board to establish fees for licensure as a speech-language pathologist, speech-language pathology assistant, or audiologist, in accordance with the maximum limits established in KRS 334A.160 and 334A.170. This administrative regulation establishes the required fees and the requirements for inactive status.

 

      Section 1. Fee Schedule. (1) The following fees shall be paid in connection with speech-language pathologist or audiologist applications, renewals, or penalties:

      (a) Application fee for a speech-language pathologist license: fifty (50) dollars;

      (b) Application for an audiologist license: fifty (50) dollars;

      (c) Combined application fee for a speech-language pathologist and audiologist license: $100;

      (d) Application fee for a speech-language pathology assistant license: fifty (50) dollars;

      (e) Application fee for interim licensure for a speech-language pathologist: fifty (50) dollars;

      (f) Application fee for interim licensure for an audiologist: fifty (50) dollars;

      (g) Combined fee for speech-language pathologist and audiologist interim licensure: $100;

      (h) Application fee for interim licensure for a speech-language pathology assistant: fifty (50) dollars;

      (i) Initial speech-language pathologist license fee:

      1. $100 if issued for one (1) year; or

      2. $150 if issued for the biennium;

      (j) Initial audiologist license fee:

      1. $100 if issued for one (1) year; or

      2. $150 if issued for the biennium;

      (k) Combined speech-language pathologist and audiologist license fee: $200 if issued for the biennium;

      (l) Initial speech-language pathology assistant license fee:

      1. Seventy-five (75) dollars if issued for one (1) year; or

      2. $125 if issued for the biennium;

      (m) Biennial renewal fee for speech-language pathologist license: $100;

      (n) Biennial renewal fee for audiologist license: $100;

      (o) Biennial combined renewal fee for speech-language pathologist and audiologist license: $200;

      (p) Biennial renewal fee for speech-language pathology assistant: $100; or

      (q) Biennial renewal fee for grace period extending from January 31 to March 2:

      1. For speech-language pathologist license: $150;

      2. For audiologist license: $150;

      3. For a combined speech-language pathologist and audiologist license: $300; or

      4. For speech-language pathology assistant: $150.

      (2) In addition to the biennial renewal fees provided for in subsection (1)(m) through (p) of this section, delinquency fees after March 2 shall be:

      (a) For a speech-language pathologist license: $150;

      (b) For an audiologist license: $150;

      (c) For a biennial combined speech pathologist and audiologist license: $300;

      (d) For a speech-language pathology assistant: $150; or

      (e) For an initial speech-language pathologist license: $100.

      (3) There shall not be a renewal fee for interim licensure. The application fee of fifty (50) dollars for full licensure shall be waived for a person who has been duly licensed as an interim licensee.

 

      Section 2. (1) A completed Renewal Application or Renewal Application for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants, whichever is appropriate, shall be submitted if the licensee wants to:

      (a) Renew his license;

      (b) Request to return to an active status from an inactive status;

      (c) Request, or remain on, an inactive status; or

      (d) Terminate licensure.

      (2) Schedule of Licensure Renewals.

      (a) A licensee shall renew his or her license biennially.

      (b) The licensee shall pay the appropriate renewal fee as established in Section 1(1)(m)-(p) of this administrative regulation.

 

      Section 3. If an application is filed during the period of December 1 to January 30 and a license is issued, the board shall waive the renewal of the license for the ensuing licensing year.

 

      Section 4. Inactive Licenses. (1) Fees.

      (a) The inactive license fee for a speech-language pathologist for a biennial licensing period shall be twenty (20) dollars.

      (b) The inactive license fee for an audiologist for a biennial licensing period shall be twenty (20) dollars.

      (c) The combined inactive license fee for a speech-language pathologist and audiologist for a biennial licensing period shall be twenty (20) dollars.

      (d) The inactive license fee for a speech-language pathology assistant for a biennial licensing period shall be twenty (20) dollars.

      (2) Reactivation of an inactive license to practice speech-language pathology or audiology shall be obtained by:

      (a) Filing a completed Renewal Application or Renewal Application for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants, whichever is appropriate;

      (b) Payment of the current renewal fee as set forth in Section 1 of this administrative regulation; and

      (c) Compliance with the continuing education requirements established in 201 KAR 17:090, Sections 10 and 11.

      (3) Application for an inactive license shall be made to the board prior to March 2 and shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee for the licensing year.

 

      Section 5. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The following material is incorporated by reference:

      (a) "Renewal Application", July 2013; and

      (b) "Renewal Application for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants", July 2013.

      (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Division of Occupations and Professions, 911 Leawood Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (SPA-2; 1 Ky.R. 1017; eff. 6-11-1975; Am. 13 Ky.R. 1620; eff. 4-14-1987; 15 Ky.R. 2162; eff. 5-4-1989; 21 Ky.R. 65; 915; eff. 8-17-94; 26 Ky.R. 1026; 1524; eff. 1-26-2000; 27 Ky.R. 3323; 28 Ky.R. 1111; eff. 10-17-2001; 35 Ky.R. 1245; 1730; eff. 2-6-2009; 36 Ky.R. 847; 1442; eff. 2-5-2010; 37 Ky.R. 1003; Am. 1412; eff. 12-15-2010; 40 Ky.R. 395; eff. 10-16-2013.)