Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
4/18/2024

Part I. General Provisions

18VAC30-21-10. Definitions.

A. The words and terms "audiologist," "board," "practice of audiology," "practice of speech-language pathology," "speech-language disorders," and "speech-language pathologist" when used in this chapter shall have the meanings ascribed to them in § 54.1-2600 of the Code of Virginia.

B. The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"ABA" means the American Board of Audiology.

"Active practice" means a minimum of 160 hours of professional practice as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist for each 12-month period immediately preceding application for licensure. Active practice may include supervisory, administrative, educational, research, or consultative activities or responsibilities for the delivery of such services.

"ASHA" means the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

"Client" means a patient or person receiving services in audiology or speech-language pathology.

"Limited cerumen management" means the identification and removal of cerumen from the cartilaginous outer one-third portion of the external auditory canal in accordance with minimum standards and procedures set forth in this chapter.

"School speech-language pathologist" means a person licensed pursuant to § 54.1-2603 of the Code of Virginia to provide speech-language pathology services solely in public school divisions.

"Supervision" means that the audiologist or speech-language pathologist is responsible for the entire service being rendered or activity being performed, is available for consultation, and is providing regular monitoring and documentation of clinical activities and competencies of the person being supervised.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 23, eff. August 10, 2016; amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 26, eff. September 21, 2016; Volume 39, Issue 7, eff. January 5, 2023.

18VAC30-21-20. Required licenses.

A. There shall be separate licenses for the practices of audiology and speech-language pathology. It is prohibited for any person to practice as an audiologist or a speech-language pathologist unless the person has been issued the appropriate license.

B. A licensee shall provide a copy of his license upon request.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 23, eff. August 10, 2016; amended, Virginia Register Volume 39, Issue 7, eff. January 5, 2023.

18VAC30-21-30. Records; accuracy of information.

A. All changes of name, address of record, or public address, if different from the address of record, shall be furnished to the board within 30 days after the change occurs.

B. A licensee who has changed his name shall submit as legal proof to the board a copy of the marriage certificate, a certificate of naturalization, or a court order evidencing the change. A duplicate license with the changed name shall be issued by the board upon receipt of such evidence and the required fee.

C. All notices required by law and by this chapter to be mailed by the board to any licensee shall be validly served when mailed to the latest address of record on file with the board.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 23, eff. August 10, 2016; amended, Virginia Register Volume 39, Issue 7, eff. January 5, 2023.

18VAC30-21-40. Fees required.

A. The following fees shall be paid as applicable for licensure:

1. Application for audiology or speech-language pathology license

$135

2. Application for school speech-language pathology license

$70

3. Verification of licensure requests from other states

$20

4. Annual renewal of audiology or speech-language pathology license

$75

5. Late renewal of audiology or speech-language pathology license

$25

6. Annual renewal of school speech-language pathology license

$40

7. Late renewal of school speech-language pathology license

$15

8. Reinstatement of audiology or speech-language pathology license

$135

9. Reinstatement of school speech-language pathology license

$70

10. Duplicate wall certificate

$25

11. Duplicate license

$5

12. Handling fee for returned check or dishonored credit card or debit card

$50

13. Inactive license renewal for audiology or speech-language pathology

$40

14. Inactive license renewal for school speech-language pathology

$20

15. Application for provisional license

$50

16. Renewal of provisional license

$25

B. Fees shall be made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia and shall not be refunded once submitted.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 23, eff. August 10, 2016; amended, Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 16, eff. May 2, 2018; Volume 37, Issue 1, eff. October 15, 2020; Volume 39, Issue 7, eff. January 5, 2023.

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