(1) Licensees shall provide services and
supervision of services only for which they have been properly prepared and
shall permit their staff to provide services only for which they are properly
maintain accurate and complete records of professional services rendered,
including but not limited to:
(a) records of
tests and procedures used in the evaluation of speech, language and hearing
disorders, and for determination of the need for any products dispensed or
(b) records of
products dispensed, such as hearing aids, augmentative communication devices,
alaryngeal devices, etc., which describe the product including serial number
when applicable, document any applicable warranties or guarantees accompanying
the product, state whether the product is new or used and the price of the
product, if sold, and the name and address of both the licensee and the
intended user of the product;
for the audiologist dispensing hearing aids, evidence of having met all
requirements promulgated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services applicable to the dispensing of hearing
for audiometers used in
service provision, calibration reports containing as a minimum:
1. audiometer identification including make,
model, and serial number,
calibrator's identification including company name and location and name of
individual performing the calibration,
3. date of calibration, and
4. post-calibration readings for all signal
outputs, signal leakage and attenuation linearity.
(3) Licensees shall identify and
use qualified referral sources for persons served professionally.
(4) Licensed speech-language pathologists and
audiologists, excluding those holding a provisional license, shall delegate
only those portions of their practice which do not require the professional
competence of a licensed speech-language pathologist or audiologist, and that
have been approved by the Board.
(5) Licensees shall provide supervision of
and assume full responsibility for clinical services offered by supportive
(6) Licensees shall not
require anyone under their supervision to engage in any practice that is a
violation of the Rules of the Georgia Board of Examiners for Speech-Language
Pathology and Audiology.
Licensees shall use calibrated equipment in the delivery of professional
services and shall maintain any calibration reports for at least 36 months.
Appropriate equipment shall be calibrated in accordance with manufacturer's
specifications, or for audiometers at least annually, and the post-calibration
readings shall meet or exceed applicable ANSI standards.
(8) Licensees shall inform the Board when
they have reason to believe that a licensee has violated the Rules of the Board
and shall cooperate fully with the Board concerning matters of professional
(9) Licensees shall inform
he Board when they have reason to believe that individuals are holding
themselves out to the public to be Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists
(SLPs/Auds.) or to practice SLP/Aud. without a license, except as provided by
Ga. Comp. R.
& Regs. R. 609-4-.02
Original Rule entitled
"Professional Competence" adopted. F. Nov. 19,
1990; eff. Dec. 9, 1990.
Amended: F. Aug. 16,
1994; eff. Sept. 4, 1994.
Amended: . F. May 30,
1996; eff. June 19, 1996.
Amended: F. Mar. 15,
2007; eff. Apr. 4, 2007.