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Professions and Occupations

CHAPTER 37. SPEECH/LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS, AUDIOLOGISTS, AND HEARING AID DISPENSERS

Subchapter III. Other Provisions


Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prevent:

(1) Any person from performing industrial hearing screenings under the supervision of a physician licensed in this State.

(2) Any person who is not licensed under this chapter from engaging in the practice of speech/language pathology or audiology in this State, provided that such services are practiced in cooperation with a person licensed under this chapter and shall be practiced for no more than 30 days in any calendar year. The speech/language pathologist or audiologist shall meet the qualifications and requirements for application for licensure described in this chapter, or shall hold a valid license from another state which has requirements equivalent to this chapter, or shall hold a certificate of clinical competence in speech/language pathology or audiology issued by the American Speech, Language and Audiology Association.

(3) Any person who is licensed to practice speech/language pathology, audiology or dispense hearing aids in any other state, district or foreign country who, as a practicing speech/language pathologist, audiologist or hearing aid dispenser, from entering this State to consult with a licensed speech/language pathologist, audiologist or hearing aid dispenser of this State. Such consultation shall be limited to examination, recommendation and testimony in litigation.

(4) Any student of an accredited school or college of speech/language pathology or audiology from receiving practical training under the personal supervision of a licensed speech/language pathologist or audiologist in this State.

36 Del. Laws, c. 210, § 6; Code 1935, § 2736; 14 Del. C. 1953, § 3707; 71 Del. Laws, c. 180, § 167E; 72 Del. Laws, c. 266, § 1.;

A person not currently licensed as a speech/language pathologist, audiologist or dispenser of hearing aids under this chapter, when engaging in the practice of speech/language pathology, audiology and/or dispensing of hearing aids, or using in connection with that person's name, or otherwise assuming or using any title or description conveying, or tending to convey the impression that the person is qualified to practice speech/language pathology, audiology, or dispense hearing aids, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Upon the first offense, the person shall be fined not less than $500 dollars nor more than $1,000 dollars for each offense. For a second or subsequent conviction, the fine shall be not less than $1,000 nor more than $2,000 for each offense. Justice of the Peace Court shall have jurisdiction over all violations of this chapter.

24 Del. C. 1953, § 3622; 59 Del. Laws, c. 206, § 1; 65 Del. Laws, c. 224, § 1; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1; 72 Del. Laws, c. 266, § 1.;