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§ 1399.160.4. Continuing Professional Development Course Content.

16 CA ADC § 1399.160.4Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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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 11. Continuing Professional Development
16 CCR § 1399.160.4
§ 1399.160.4. Continuing Professional Development Course Content.
(a) A licensed speech-language pathologist shall determine that the content and learning outcomes of a course are relevant to the practice of speech-language pathology as defined in Section 2530.2(d).
(b) A licensed audiologists shall determine that the content and learning outcomes of a course are relevant to the practice of audiology as defined in Section 2530.2(k).
(c) The content of a course shall pertain to direct, related, or indirect patient/client care.
(1) Examples of direct patient/client care courses for the practice of speech-language pathology include: fluency disorders, voice disorders, motor disorders of speech, dysphagia, speech science, oral and written language disorders, aphasia and neurogenic disorders of language and cognition, augmentative and alternative communication, phonological/articulatory disorders language science, and patient/client counseling to facilitate recovery from, or adjustment to, a communication disorder.
(2) Examples of direct patient/client care courses for the practice of audiology include auditory and vestibular assessment, auditory habilitation/rehabilitation, hearing assistive technology, industrial audiology/hearing conservation and hearing science.
(3) Indirect patient/client care courses cover pragmatic aspects of speech-language pathology or audiology practice (e.g., legal or ethical issues, consultation, record-keeping, office management, managed care issues, research obligations, technological applications related to assessment/diagnosis or intervention).
(4) Courses that are related to the discipline of speech-language pathology or audiology may cover general medical or educational offerings including, but not limited to, social interaction, cultural and linguistic diversity as it applies to service delivery for diverse populations, professional service delivery models, interdisciplinary case management issues, or medical pathologies related to neurological disorders that also result in communication difficulties.
(d) A provider shall ensure that a course has specific objectives that are measurable.
(e) Upon completion of a course, a licensee shall evaluate the course through some type of evaluation mechanism.
(f) Courses considered outside the scope of continuing professional development include, but are not limited to, those in the following areas:
(1) money management, the licensee's personal finances or personal business matters;
(2) general physical fitness or the licensee's personal health;
(3) presentations by political or public figures or other persons that do not deal primarily with the practice of either speech-language pathology or audiology;
(4) tort liability;
(5) courses that address increased office production or computerization, financial planning, employee benefits, marketing or motivational topics to increase productivity or profitability; and
(6) courses in which the primary beneficiary is the licensee, not the consumer.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 2531.95 and 2532.6(a), Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 2532.6(b), (c) and (e), Business and Professions Code.
1. Change without regulatory effect renumbering former section 1399.199.5 to section 1399.160.4 filed 12-6-99 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 99, No. 50).
2. Amendment filed 3-23-2007; operative 4-22-2007 (Register 2007, No. 12).
3. Amendment of subsection (c)(3) filed 4-27-2010; operative 5-27-2010 (Register 2010, No. 18).
This database is current through 6/7/24 Register 2024, No. 23.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 1399.160.4, 16 CA ADC § 1399.160.4
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