§468E-8 License. (a) After December 31, 1988, no person shall engage in the practice of speech pathology or audiology unless the person is licensed in accordance with this chapter or as otherwise provided in this chapter.
(b) All speech pathologists and audiologists employed by a county or state government shall comply with the license requirements of this chapter by December 31, 1984; provided that:
(1) Any person engaged in the practice of speech pathology or audiology on or before October 1, 1981, as an employee of or under contract to a county or state government agency shall be deemed in compliance with the licensure requirements without the necessity of holding an ASHA certificate and may continue to practice speech pathology or audiology, as the case may be, for as long as the person remains continuously employed in any county or state government agency for that purpose; and
(2) The records of the board of speech pathology and audiology shall distinguish between those employees practicing speech pathology and audiology who are licensed in accordance with this chapter, and those who are deemed to be in compliance with the licensure requirements in accordance with this subsection.
(c) A person certified by ASHA or licensed under the laws of another state or the District of Columbia as a speech pathologist or audiologist who has applied for a license in this State may perform speech pathology or audiology services in this State for a period not to exceed ninety days from the time of submitting the person's application. [L 1974, c 48, pt of §1; am L 1981, c 242, §5; am L 1983, c 200, §1; gen ch 1985; am L 1988, c 320, §6]