SB 89 (BR 1049) - J. Pendleton
AN ACT relating to licensure of professionals who provide therapeutic care to persons with hearing and related communication disorders.
Amend KRS 334A.020 to define "interim license," "provisional license," and "temporary license"; amend KRS 334A.035 to establish new requirements for an interim license to practice as a speech-language pathologist and a speech-language pathology assistant; require a person with an interim license to practice as a speech-language pathologist who fails the national examination to submit documentation of preparation for the examination as required by the board; permit the applicant to continue to practice under the interim license with supervision as required in accordance with KRS 334A.035 for a period not to exceed 24 months, unless an extension is granted by the board; require a speech-language pathologist applicant with an interim license to apply for permanent licensure within 30 days of the completion of postgraduate professional experience; exempt speech-language pathologist employed by the public schools in a certified position and who holds a teacher certification in communication disorders issued by the Educational Professional Standards Board from licensure requirements; create new sections of KRS Chapter 334A to establish requirements for a provisional license to practice audiology under the supervision of an audiologist while completing a graduate professional experience; authorize the board administrator, with approval of the board, to issue a temporary license to any applicant for a license to practice as a speech-language pathologist, speech-language pathology assistant, or an audiologist if the applicant has met all the requirements for licensure until further action at the next meeting of the board; specify licensure requirements for speech-language pathologists and audiologists; require an audiologist to hold a doctoral degree beginning January 1, 2008; permit the board to grant a license to an applicant licensed in another state; amend KRS 334A.170 to change the licensure renewal time period from annually to biennially and increase the associated fees accordingly.
SB 89 - AMENDMENTS
SCS - Retain original provisions; amend Section 2 to include audiologists in exemption from license requirements for those employed solely by public schools; amend Section 5 and Section 6 to specify that eligibility requirements are for initial licensure.
Feb 6-introduced in Senate
Feb 8-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
Feb 27-taken from committee; 1st reading, to Calendar
Feb 28-2nd reading; returned to Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations (S)
Mar 6-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 6, 2007; reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute as a Consent Bill; 3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute
Mar 7-received in House
Mar 12-to Labor & Industry (H)