HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

252

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to speech pathology.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 468E, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"468E-   Provisional license. (a) The board shall grant, upon application and payment of proper fees, provisional licensure to an individual who:

(1) Possesses at a minimum a master's degree in the area of speech pathology from an educational institution recognized by the board; and

(2) Engages in clinical or academic practice under the supervision of a licensed speech pathologist for such period of time as needed to fulfill the necessary requirements for licensure as a speech pathologist pursuant to section 468E-5.

(b) Each provisional license shall include the name and title of a speech pathologist who is licensed, possesses an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certificate of clinical competence, is in good standing, and will supervise the provisional licensee. A provisional licensee may practice speech pathology only under the supervision of the licensed speech pathologist named on the provisional license.

(c) A provisional license shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance and may be renewed for an additional one year period if needed to fulfill the requirements for licensure as a speech pathologist pursuant to section 468E-5."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on October 1, 2019.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Speech Pathology; Speech Pathologists; Licensure; Provisional License

 

Description:

Establishes a provisional license for speech pathologists. Takes effect on 10/01/19.

 

 

 

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