1370-01-.02 - SCOPE OF PRACTICE

1370-01-.02. SCOPE OF PRACTICE

(1) The practice of speech language pathology and the practice of audiology are defined by statute at T.C.A. § 63-17-103. Exceeding the scope of practice or performing functions which the licensee is not adequately trained for or experienced in may result in disciplinary action pursuant to T.C.A. §§ 63-17-117, 63-17-126, and Rule 1370-01-.13.

(2) Licensed speech language pathologists and audiologists who qualify under Rule 1370-01-.03 for the Inactive License-Pro Bono Services category shall limit their practice to performing services without compensation only for those persons receiving services from organizations which have received a determination of exemption under 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Exceeding the scope of practice set out within the practice act and these Rules may result in disciplinary action pursuant to T.C.A. §§ 63-17-117, 63-17-127, and Rule 1370-01-.13.

(3) Clinical Fellows, pursuant to T.C.A. § 63-17-114(6), shall work under the supervision of a Tennessee licensed Speech Language Pathologist or an ASHA certified Speech Language Pathologist while the Clinical Fellow is obtaining a year of paid professional experience and shall adhere to the regulations established under Rule 1370-01-.10.

(4) Clinical Externs, pursuant to T.C.A. § 63-17-114(4) and (7), shall work under the supervision of a Tennessee licensed Audiologist, an ASHA Certified Audiologist, or an ABA Certified Audiologist while the clinical extern year is completed, and shall adhere to the regulations established under Rule 1370-01-.10.

(5) Speech Language Pathology Assistants shall work under the supervision of a licensed Speech Language Pathologist at all times and shall adhere to the regulations established under Rule 1370-01-.14.

(Original rule filed September 10, 1974; effective October 10, 1974. Amendment filed July 31, 1978; effective September 13, 1978. Amendment filed April 29, 1986; effective May 29, 1986. Repeal and new rule filed July 8, 1987; effective August 21, 1987. Amendment filed December 8, 1989; effective January 22, 1990. Amendment filed September 18, 1991; effective November 2, 1991. Repeal and new rule filed January 31, 2000; effective April 15, 2000. Amendment filed September 14, 2010; effective December 13, 2010.)

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-17-103, 63-17-105, 63-17-109, 63-17-110, 63-17-114, 63-17-115, 63-17-116, 63-17-117, 63-17-126, 63-17-127, and Public Chapter 523 of the Public Acts of 1989.

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