Current Regulatory Updates as of August 12, 2022

The following is a list of the Board’s regulatory packages, and their status in the rulemaking process:

Speech-Language Pathology Assistants Requirements (As Stated in Title 16, CCR section 1399.170 through 1399.170.18)

Regulation Development
Preparing Regulatory Package
DCA Regulations Pre-Review
Initial Departmental Review
OAL Public Comment Period
Finalizing Regulatory Package
DCA Regulations Final Review
Final Departmental Review
Submission to OAL for Review
OAL Decision

The Board approved revisions to the regulatory language on May 13, 2022. Board staff are working on preparing the required regulatory documents for DCA pre-review.

This proposed change will permit SLPA tele supervision, require 20% immediate supervision of all duties for the first 90 days of initial licensure, require two years of full-time experience before supervising a SLPA, permit the supervision of three support personnel not to exceed six at any time, and incorporate by reference a revised supervision form.

Uniform Standards Related to Substance-Abusing Licensees (As Stated in Title 16, CCR sections 1399.102, 1399.131, 1399.131.1, 1399.155 and 1399.151.1)

Regulation Development
Preparing Regulatory Package
DCA Regulations Pre-Review
Initial Departmental Review
OAL Public Comment Period
Finalizing Regulatory Package
DCA Regulations Final Review
Final Departmental Review
Submission to OAL for Review
OAL Decision

The Board approved regulatory language on August 13, 2021. The required regulatory documents are with DCA for pre-review.

This proposed change will require the Board to use the uniform standards when disciplining substance-abusing licensees and incorporate by reference DCA’s uniform standards document.

Required Professional Experience Direct Supervision Requirements and Tele-Supervision

Regulation Development
Preparing Regulatory Package
DCA Regulations Pre-Review
Initial Departmental Review
OAL Public Comment Period
Finalizing Regulatory Package
DCA Regulations Final Review
Final Departmental Review
Submission to OAL for Review
OAL Decision

The Board approved revisions to the regulatory language on October 8, 2021. The required regulatory documents completed the initial departmental review process on July 22, 2022. The Board filed the regulatory package with the Office of Administrative Law on July 25, 2022, and the regulatory package will be officially noticed on Friday, August 5, 2022, which starts the 45-day public comment period.

This proposed change will permit RPE tele supervision and establish requirements for the use of tele supervision.

Examination Requirements for Hearing Aid Dispensers and Dispensing Audiologists as stated in Title 16, CCR sections 1399.120, 1399.121, 1399.122, and 1399.152.4

Regulation Development
Preparing Regulatory Package
DCA Regulations Pre-Review
Initial Departmental Review
OAL Public Comment Period
Finalizing Regulatory Package
DCA Regulations Final Review
Final Departmental Review
Submission to OAL for Review
OAL Decision

The Board approved the regulatory language on May 13, 2022. Board staff are working on preparing the required regulatory documents for DCA pre-review.

This proposed change will update the practical examination process, described the written examination process, update the practical examination appeal process, and specify the required hearing aid examination for dispensing audiologists.

Continuing Professional Development Requirements for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists as stated in Title 16, CCR sections 1399.160 through 1399.160.4, and 1399.170.7

Regulation Development
Preparing Regulatory Package
DCA Regulations Pre-Review
Initial Departmental Review
OAL Public Comment Period
Finalizing Regulatory Package
DCA Regulations Final Review
Final Departmental Review
Submission to OAL for Review
OAL Decision

This regulatory proposal is in the Regulation Development phase. This regulatory text was approved by the Board on August 12, 2022.

Notice to Consumers as stated in Title 16, CCR sections 1399.129 and 1399.157.1

Regulation Development
Preparing Regulatory Package
DCA Regulations Pre-Review
Initial Departmental Review
OAL Public Comment Period
Finalizing Regulatory Package
DCA Regulations Final Review
Final Departmental Review
Submission to OAL for Review
OAL Decision

The Board approved regulatory language on February 25, 2022. On March 24, 2022, The Board approved regulatory language on February 25, 2022. The required regulatory documents are with DCA for pre-review.

This proposed change will require licensees to provide notice that they are licensed and regulated by this Board.

Fingerprinting Requirements as stated in Title 16, CCR sections 1399.112, 1399.151.2, and 1399.170.14

Regulation Development
Preparing Regulatory Package
DCA Regulations Pre-Review
Initial Departmental Review
OAL Public Comment Period
Finalizing Regulatory Package
DCA Regulations Final Review
Final Departmental Review
Submission to OAL for Review
OAL Decision

The Board approved the regulatory language on May 13, 2022. Board staff are working on preparing the required regulatory documents for DCA pre-review.

This proposed change will require licensees who were initially licensed prior to January 1, 1999, or for whom an electronic fingerprints record does not exist, to be fingerprinted as a condition of renewal.

Continuing Education Requirements for Hearing Aid Dispensers and Dispensing Audiologists as stated in Title 16, CCR sections 1399.140, 1399.140.1 and 1399.144

Regulation Development
Preparing Regulatory Package
DCA Regulations Pre-Review
Initial Departmental Review
OAL Public Comment Period
Finalizing Regulatory Package
DCA Regulations Final Review
Final Departmental Review
Submission to OAL for Review
OAL Decision

This regulatory proposal is in the Regulation Development phase. This regulatory text was approved by the Board on August 12, 2022.

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Application and Board Processing Times as stated in Title 16, CCR sections 1399.113, 1399.151.1, 1399.160.6, and 1399.170.13

Regulation Development
Preparing Regulatory Package
DCA Regulations Pre-Review
Initial Departmental Review
OAL Public Comment Period
Finalizing Regulatory Package
DCA Regulations Final Review
Final Departmental Review
Submission to OAL for Review
OAL Decision

This regulatory proposal is in the Regulation Development phase. This regulatory text was approved by the Board on August 12, 2022.

Speech-Language Pathology Assistants Program and Academic Requirements as stated in Title 16, CCR sections 1399.170.4, 1399.170.5, 1399.170.10, and 1399.170.11

Regulation Development
Preparing Regulatory Package
DCA Regulations Pre-Review
Initial Departmental Review
OAL Public Comment Period
Finalizing Regulatory Package
DCA Regulations Final Review
Final Departmental Review
Submission to OAL for Review
OAL Decision

This regulatory proposal is in the Regulation Development phase. This regulatory text was approved by the Board on August 12, 2022.