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§ 1706. License required; persons and practices not affected; exclusions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed)Effective: September 2, 2014

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed) (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 31. Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Licensure Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: September 2, 2014
63 P.S. § 1706
§ 1706. License required; persons and practices not affected; exclusions
(a) Licenses.--Except as provided in subsection (b), no person may practice or hold himself out as being able to practice as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist in this Commonwealth unless he holds a current, unsuspended, unrevoked license issued by the board. Licensure shall be granted separately in speech-language pathology or audiology.
(b) Exclusions.--Nothing in this act shall be construed as preventing or restricting:
(1) Any person licensed or registered in this Commonwealth from engaging in the profession or occupation for which he is licensed or registered, including:
(i) A physician or surgeon engaged in the practice of medicine.
(ii) A licensed physician or surgeon or a trained individual under the direction of a licensed physician doing hearing testing in the office or clinic of the physician.
(iii) A hearing aid fitter engaged in the business of selling and fitting hearing aids, and a hearing aid dealer engaged in the sale of hearing aids, as provided in the act of November 24, 1976 (P.L. 1182, No. 262),1 known as the Hearing Aid Sales Registration Law.
(2) A person who holds a valid credential issued by the Department of Education in the area of speech or hearing and who is employed in public or private elementary and secondary schools or institutions chartered by the Commonwealth, or a person who is employed by the Commonwealth or the Federal Government as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist from engaging in his profession or occupation, or using his professional title if the person performs his services solely within the scope of his employment, or a person performing hearing testing under section 1402 of the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L. 30, No. 14),2 known as the Public School Code of 1949.
(3) The activities of a student or trainee who is pursuing a program of study supervised by a person licensed under this act or otherwise exempt by this section which lead to a degree in audiology or speech-language pathology from an accredited college or university, if such individual is designated by a title clearly indicating his student or training status.
(4) The practice of speech-language pathology and audiology in this Commonwealth by any person not a resident of this Commonwealth who is not licensed under this act if the person meets the qualifications and requirements for licensure described in section 7,3 or who is licensed under the law of another state having licensure requirements determined by the board to be at least equivalent to those established by section 7, and if the services are performed for no more than five days in any calendar year in cooperation with a speech-language pathologist or audiologist licensed under this act.
(5) A corporation, partnership, trust, association, company or other similar form of organization from engaging in the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology without a license if it employs licensed individuals in the direct practice of speech-language pathology or audiology.
(6) The practice, services or activities of neurodiagnostic technologists performing neurodiagnostic studies within the American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists' scope of practice and in accordance with the guidelines of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine or the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society.


1984, Dec. 21, P.L. 1253, No. 238, § 6, effective in 60 days. Amended 2014, July 2, P.L. 971, No. 106, § 3, effective in 60 days [Sept. 2, 2014].


35 P.S. § 6700-101 et seq.
24 P.S. § 14-1402.
63 P.S. § 1707.
63 P.S. § 1706, PA ST 63 P.S. § 1706
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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