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§5-48-3  Board of examiners – Duties and powers – Meetings – Compensation of members. –

Published: 2015

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Speech Pathology and Audiology

SECTION 5-48-3

   § 5-48-3  Board of examiners – Duties

and powers – Meetings – Compensation of members. –

(a) The board shall administer, coordinate, and enforce the provisions of this

chapter, evaluate the qualifications of applicants, and may issue subpoenas,

examine witnesses, and administer oaths, conduct hearings, and at its

discretion investigate allegations of violations of this chapter and impose

penalties if any violations of the chapter have occurred.

   (b) The board shall conduct hearings and keep records and

minutes as necessary to an orderly dispatch of business.

   (c) The board shall, with the approval of the director of the

department of health, adopt, amend or repeal rules and regulations, including,

but not limited to, regulations that delineate qualifications for licensure and

establish standards of professional conduct. Following their adoption, the

rules and regulations shall govern and control the professional conduct of

every person who holds a license to practice speech language pathology or

audiology in this state.

   (d) The board shall make available complete lists of the

names and addresses of all licensed speech language pathologists and/or


   (e) The board may request legal advice and assistance from

the appropriate state legal officer.

   (f) Regular meetings of the board shall be held at the times

and places that it prescribes, and special meetings may be held upon the call

of the chairperson; provided, that at least one regular meeting shall be held

each year.

   (g) The conferral or enumeration of specific powers in this

chapter shall not be construed as a limitation of the general powers conferred

by this section. No member of the board shall be liable to civil action for any

act performed in good faith in the performance of his or her duties as

prescribed by this chapter.

   (h) Board members shall serve without compensation.

   (i) The board may suspend the authority of any registered

speech language pathologist or audiologist to practice speech language

pathology or audiology for failure to comply with any of the requirements of

this chapter.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1973, ch. 143, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 329, § 1; P.L. 1998, ch.

366, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 33, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 39, §