WSR 98-13-109

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

(Board of Hearing and Speech)

[Filed June 17, 1998, 10:16 a.m.]



Date of Adoption: June 5, 1998.

Purpose: Provide definition of education requirements for certification. Individuals applying for certification must hold a degree from a board approved institution and complete clinical practicum experience defined by the board. This rule will clarify the requirements necessary for certification.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.35.040(2) and 18.35.161.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 98-07-083 on March 17, 1998.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

June 10, 1998

Delores E. Spice

Executive Director

OTS-2056.1

NEW SECTION



WAC 246-828-025  Definitions. (1) "Board-approved institution of higher education" means an institution offering a Washington higher education coordinating board-accredited program in audiology or speech-language pathology leading to a master's degree, or an equivalent program as determined by the board.

(2) "Postgraduate professional work experience" means a full-time professional experience, or the part-time equivalent, involving direct patient/client contact, consultations, recordkeeping, and administrative duties relevant to a bona fide program of clinical work.

(a) "Full-time professional experience" means a minimum of 30 hours per week over 36 weeks. Postgraduate professional work experience cannot be obtained in fewer than 36 weeks.

(b) "Part-time equivalent" means any of the following:

(i) 15-19 hours per week over 72 weeks;

(ii) 20-24 hours per week over 60 weeks;

(iii) 25-29 hours per week over 48 weeks.

(c) Professional experience of fewer than 15 hours per week cannot be counted toward postgraduate professional work experience.



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