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§ 1399.170.15. Requirements for the Supervision of the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant.


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Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 13.4. Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board of the Department of Consumer Affairs
Article 12. Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
16 CCR § 1399.170.15
§ 1399.170.15. Requirements for the Supervision of the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant.
(a) The supervising speech-language pathologist is responsible for designing and implementing a supervisory plan that protects client care and maintains the highest possible standards of quality. The amount and type of supervision required should be consistent with the skills and experience of the speech-language pathology assistant, the needs of the clients, the service setting, the tasks assigned, and the laws and regulations that govern speech-language pathology assistants. Treatment of the client remains the responsibility of the supervisor.
(b) Any person supervising a speech-language pathology assistant registered with the Board on or after April 10, 2001, (hereinafter called “supervisor”) shall submit, within thirty (30) days of the commencement of such supervision, the “Responsibility Statement for Supervision of a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant” (77S-60, New 12/99), which requires that:
(1) The supervisor shall possess and maintain a current valid California license as a speech-language pathologist as required in Section 2532 of the Code and Section 1399.160.3 of California Code of Regulations or may hold a valid and current professional clear, clear, or life clinical or rehabilitative services credential in language, speech and hearing issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
(2) The supervisor shall immediately notify the assistant of any disciplinary action, including revocation, suspension (even if stayed), probation terms, inactive license, or lapse in licensure, which affects the supervisor's ability or right to supervise.
(3) The supervisor shall ensure that the extent, kind and quality of the clinical work performed is consistent with the training and experience of the person being supervised, and shall be accountable for the assigned tasks performed by the speech-language pathology assistant. The supervisor shall review client/patient records, monitor and evaluate assessment and treatment decisions of the speech-language pathology assistant, and monitor and evaluate the ability of the assistant to provide services at the site(s) where he or she will be practicing and to the particular clientele being treated, and ensure compliance with all laws and regulations governing the practice of speech-language pathology.
(4) The supervisor shall complete not less than six (6) hours of continuing professional development in supervision training in the initial two year period from the commencement of supervision, and three (3) hours in supervision training of continuing professional development every two years thereafter. Continuing professional development training obtained by a Board-approved provider that meets the course content listed below, may be applied towards the continuing professional development requirement for licensees set forth in Section 1399.160.3 of the California Code of Regulations. The content of such training shall include, but is not limited to:
(A) Familiarity with supervision literature through reading assignments specified by course instructors; and
(B) Improving knowledge and understanding of the relationship between the speech-language pathologist and the assistant, and the relationship between the speech-language pathologist and the client.
(C) Structuring to maximize supervision, including times and conditions of supervision sessions, problem solving ability, and implementing supervisor interventions within a range of supervisory modalities including live, videotape, audiotape, and case report methods;
(D) Knowledge of contextual variables such as culture, gender, ethnicity, and economic issues; and
(E) The practice of clinical speech-language pathology including the mandated reporting laws and knowledge of ethical and legal issues.
(5) The supervisor shall maintain records of course completion for a period of two years from the speech-language pathology assistant's renewal date.
(6) The supervisor knows and understands the laws and regulations pertaining to supervision of speech-language pathology assistants.
(7) As the professional development advisor, the supervisor shall assist in the development of a plan for the speech-language pathology assistant to complete twelve (12) hours of continuing professional development every two years through state or regional conferences, workshops, formal in-service presentations, independent study programs, or any combination of these concerning communication disorders.
(8) The supervisor shall communicate to the speech-language pathology assistant the manner in which emergencies will be handled.
(9) Upon written request of the Board, the supervisor shall provide the Board with any documentation which verifies the supervisor's compliance with the requirements set forth in this article.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 2531.95 and 2538.1(a), Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 2530.2(f), 2538.1(b)(5), (6), (7) and (9), Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 4-10-2001; operative 4-10-2001 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2001, No. 15).
2. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (b)(2) filed 10-28-2015 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2015, No. 44).
This database is current through 7/29/22 Register 2022, No. 30
16 CCR § 1399.170.15, 16 CA ADC § 1399.170.15
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