Nac: Chapter 637B - Audiologists And Speech Pathologists

Link to law: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nac/NAC-637B.html
Published: 2015

[Rev. 10/24/2014 1:29:46 PM]

[NAC-637B Revised Date: 9-14]

CHAPTER 637B - AUDIOLOGISTS AND SPEECH

PATHOLOGISTS

GENERAL PROVISIONS

637B.001         Definitions.

637B.0015       “Applicant” defined.

637B.002         “Audiologist” defined.

637B.0025       “Board” defined.

637B.003         “Client” defined.

637B.0035       “Complainant” defined.

637B.004         “Investigator” defined.

637B.0045       “Licensee” defined.

637B.005         “Party” defined.

637B.0055       “Presiding officer” defined.

637B.006         “Respondent” defined.

637B.0065       “Speech pathologist” defined.

637B.007         “Staff” defined.

637B.011         Authority to use designation related

to degree of doctor of audiology.

BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH PATHOLOGY

637B.025         Executive Director and staff:

Appointment; duties; salary.

637B.030         Schedule of fees.

LICENSING

637B.035         Application: Payment of fee.

637B.0355       Application: Attachment of

transcript and other proof of qualifications.

637B.036         Combined application for renewal of

license as audiologist and speech pathologist.

637B.0365       Reinstatement: Application; proof of

completion of continuing education; fees; effective date.

637B.037         Application for license expired 3

years or more.

637B.0375       Alteration of license or license

card prohibited.

637B.038         Practice under any name under which

licensee does not hold license prohibited; change of name; issuance of

duplicate license.

637B.0385       Information to be maintained with

Board; notices provided to licensee by Board.

637B.039         Verification of license by Board

upon request of licensee.

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

637B.040         Adoption by reference of “Code of

Ethics.”

637B.042         Professional responsibility.

637B.044         Responsibility to client.

637B.046         Grounds for disciplinary action:

Unprofessional conduct.

637B.048         Grounds for disciplinary action:

“Professional incompetence” interpreted.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS

General Provisions

637B.050         Scope, construction, deviation and

severability.

637B.060         Computation of time.

637B.080         Additional information.

637B.090         Address for written communications

and documents to Board.

Parties and Representatives

637B.120         Participation by staff.

637B.130         Appearance by party.

637B.135         Attendance and representation of

party.

637B.160         Withdrawal of attorney.

Pleadings, Motions and Preliminary Proceedings

637B.170         Verification, amendment and

construction of pleadings.

637B.175         Informal complaint: Filing, form and

contents of accusation; limited waiver of confidentiality; petition for declaratory

order or advisory opinion.

637B.181         Informal complaint: Examination by

staff; notice to respondent.

637B.185         Informal complaint: Response;

failure to respond; review by staff.

637B.191         Investigation of informal complaint:

Authority of staff; production of records and other evidence.

637B.195         Investigation of informal complaint:

Removal and copying of records or other evidence.

637B.201         Investigation of informal complaint:

Procedure upon completion; notice of hearing and formal complaint.

637B.205         Formal complaint: Answer; failure to

answer.

637B.211         Formal complaints: Consolidation.

637B.215         Formal complaint: Exchange of

evidence and lists of witnesses.

637B.221         Discovery; depositions.

637B.225         Prehearing conference and orders.

637B.231         Motions.

637B.240         Filing and availability of

pleadings, motions and other papers.

637B.260         Proof of service.

Hearings

637B.275         Procedure; inclusion of certain

documents in record; posthearing briefs.

637B.280         Continuances.

637B.340         Official notice of Board.

637B.370         Records of hearings.

Declaratory Orders and Advisory Opinions

637B.380         Petitions.

637B.390         Decision by Board.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

637B.400         Requirements for renewal of license;

records; audits.

637B.410         Subjects; limitation on acceptance.

637B.420         Acceptable activities, courses,

seminars, workshops and conferences; limitations on credit.

637B.430         Waiver or deferral of requirements.

 

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

      NAC 637B.001  Definitions. (NRS 637B.150)  As used

in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms

defined in NAC 637B.0015 to 637B.007, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to

them in those sections.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.0015  “Applicant” defined. (NRS 637B.150)  “Applicant”

means a person who applies for any privilege, license, approval or authority

from the Board.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.002  “Audiologist” defined. (NRS 637B.150)  “Audiologist”

means any person who engages in the practice of audiology.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.0025  “Board” defined. (NRS 637B.150)  “Board”

means the Board of Examiners for Audiology and Speech Pathology.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.003  “Client” defined. (NRS 637B.150)  “Client”

means a person who receives services from an audiologist or speech pathologist.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.0035  “Complainant” defined. (NRS 637B.150)  “Complainant”

means a person filing a complaint with the Board concerning a licensee.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.004  “Investigator” defined. (NRS 637B.150)  “Investigator”

means an investigator of the Board who is investigating a complaint filed with

the Board and includes, without limitation, any member of the Board who is

active in such an investigation.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.0045  “Licensee” defined. (NRS 637B.150)  “Licensee”

means any person who holds a license as an audiologist or speech pathologist

pursuant to chapter 637B of NRS.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.005  “Party” defined. (NRS 637B.150)  “Party”

includes:

     1.  The respondent;

     2.  The attorney, if any, representing the

respondent; and

     3.  The legal counsel for the Board.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.0055  “Presiding officer” defined. (NRS 637B.150)  “Presiding

officer” means:

     1.  The Chair of the Board; or

     2.  The person appointed to chair a hearing

on a formal complaint.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.006  “Respondent” defined. (NRS 637B.150)  “Respondent”

means the licensee accused in an informal complaint or formal complaint before

the Board.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.0065  “Speech pathologist” defined. (NRS 637B.150)  “Speech

pathologist” means any person who engages in the practice of speech pathology.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.007  “Staff” defined. (NRS 637B.150)  “Staff”

means the staff of the Board.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.011  Authority to use designation related to degree of doctor of

audiology. (NRS

637B.150)  A

person who has obtained a degree of doctor of audiology from an accredited

college or university may refer to himself or herself as a “doctor of

audiology” and use the corresponding initials “Au.D” or “Ph.D.”

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH PATHOLOGY

      NAC 637B.025  Executive Director and staff: Appointment; duties; salary. (NRS 637B.150)  The

Board may:

     1.  Appoint an Executive Director and employ

such staff as it deems necessary to carry out its duties;

     2.  Establish the duties of the Executive

Director and the staff; and

     3.  Fix the salaries of the Executive

Director and the staff.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R034-13, eff. 3-28-2014)

      NAC 637B.030  Schedule of fees. (NRS 637B.150, 637B.230)  The

Board will charge and collect the following fees:



     1.  Application

fee for license to practice speech pathology............................................





$100







     2.  Application

fee for license to practice audiology........................................................





  100







     3.  Annual fee

for renewal of license...............................................................................





    50







     4.  Reinstatement

fee........................................................................................................





    75





     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path., eff. 6-20-90; A 11-15-95)

LICENSING

      NAC 637B.035  Application: Payment of fee. (NRS 637B.150)

     1.  Each completed application for a license

as an audiologist or speech pathologist must be accompanied by payment of the

appropriate fee. If the payment is in the form of a check or money order, the

check or money order must be payable to the “Board of Examiners for Audiology

and Speech Pathology.”

     2.  The Board will accept payment of fees in

the following forms:

     (a) Personal check;

     (b) Money order;

     (c) Cashier’s check; and

     (d) Credit card.

     3.  The Board will not accept payment of fees

in cash.

     4.  The Board may recover any charge from a

financial institution for a personal check returned to the Board as the result

of insufficient money in the account from which the check is drawn or due to a

stop-payment order on the check. Not later than 15 days after receiving notice

from the Board, the person who submitted the check as payment shall remit to

the Board an amount equal to the amount of the original check plus the amount

of the charge.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004; A by R034-13, 3-28-2014)

      NAC 637B.0355  Application: Attachment of transcript and other proof of

qualifications. (NRS 637B.150, 637B.160)

     1.  An applicant who is required to provide

the Board with:

     (a) An official transcript for the purpose of

obtaining a license as an audiologist or speech pathologist shall ensure that a

sealed, official transcript is:

          (1) Attached to his or her application; or

          (2) Sent directly from the educational

institution to the Board.

     (b) Proof satisfactory of his or her certification

by the American Board of Audiology or the American Speech-Language-Hearing

Association, or a successor organization, shall ensure that a copy of the

certification is:

          (1) Attached to his or her application; or

          (2) Sent directly from the certifying

organization to the Board.

     (c) Proof satisfactory of his or her clinical

competency shall ensure that such proof is sent directly to the Board on a form

provided by the Board.

     (d) Proof satisfactory that he or she passed an

examination approved by the Board shall ensure that such proof is sent directly

to the Board by the entity that administered the examination.

     (e) Proof satisfactory of his or her current

employment shall ensure that such proof is provided to the Board.

     (f) Proof satisfactory of the completion of any

requirements for continuing education shall ensure that such proof is provided

to the Board.

     2.  If an applicant holds or has held a valid

license from another state or territory in the United States, the applicant

shall ensure that:

     (a) A copy of each license is attached to his or

her application; and

     (b) Verification of each license held during the 5

years immediately preceding the date of application is sent directly to the

Board by the licensing authority.

     3.  An applicant shall include with his or

her application any additional information that the Board may require for the

purpose of reviewing an application.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R034-13, eff. 3-28-2014)

      NAC 637B.036  Combined application for renewal of license as audiologist and

speech pathologist. (NRS 637B.150)  An

application for renewal of a license as an audiologist and a license as a

speech pathologist may be submitted on a single application.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R034-13, eff. 3-28-2014)

      NAC 637B.0365  Reinstatement: Application; proof of completion of continuing

education; fees; effective date. (NRS 637B.150, 637B.230)

     1.  An applicant for reinstatement of his or

her license shall include with the application for reinstatement:

     (a) Proof satisfactory that the applicant has

completed at least 15 hours of continuing education approved by the Board for

each year or portion of a year for which the license has been expired.

     (b) The fees imposed by the Board pursuant to NRS 637B.230 for the

reinstatement of a license.

     2.  The reinstatement of a license that has

been expired for 30 days or more must not be retroactive. The reinstatement

becomes effective on the date of the approval of the application for

reinstatement.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R034-13, eff. 3-28-2014)

      NAC 637B.037  Application for license expired 3 years or more. (NRS 637B.150)  If a

person’s license has been expired for 3 years or more, he or she must apply for

a license as an applicant for an original license.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R034-13, eff. 3-28-2014)

      NAC 637B.0375  Alteration of license or license card prohibited. (NRS 637B.150)  A

licensee shall not alter a license or license card issued by the Board.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R034-13, eff. 3-28-2014)

      NAC 637B.038  Practice under any name under which licensee does not hold

license prohibited; change of name; issuance of duplicate license. (NRS 637B.150)

     1.  A licensee shall not practice audiology

or speech pathology under any name under which the licensee does not hold a

license issued by the Board.

     2.  If a licensee changes his or her legal

name after the issuance of his or her license, the licensee shall submit a copy

of a marriage certificate or court decree to the Board not later than 30 days

after the change. The Board will, upon receiving sufficient evidence that a

licensee has changed his or her legal name, issue a new license with the

licensee’s legal name thereon.

     3.  The Board may issue a duplicate license

to any licensee who certifies that his or her license has been lost or

destroyed.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R034-13, eff. 3-28-2014)

      NAC 637B.0385  Information to be maintained with Board; notices provided to

licensee by Board. (NRS 637B.150)

     1.  Each licensee shall:

     (a) Maintain with the Board the licensee’s current

residential address, business address or other contact information, including,

without limitation, the telephone number and electronic mail address of the

licensee, if available.

     (b) Notify the Board of any change in the

information maintained pursuant to paragraph (a) not later than 30 days after

the change.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, the Board will provide by United States mail to the last known

residential address of the licensee provided pursuant to paragraph (a) of

subsection 1 any notice to a licensee that is required by law or regulation.

     3.  The Board may provide a notice to a

licensee by electronic mail upon the prior written consent of the licensee.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R034-13, eff. 3-28-2014)

      NAC 637B.039  Verification of license by Board upon request of licensee. (NRS 637B.150)  A person

may request that the Board verify his or her license to another organization or

to the licensing authority of another state or territory of the United States

by submitting a written request for verification to the Board.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R034-13, eff. 3-28-2014)

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

      NAC 637B.040  Adoption by reference of “Code of Ethics.” (NRS 637B.150, 637B.220)

     1.  The “Code of Ethics” of the American

Speech-Language-Hearing Association, in effect on January 1, 2003, is hereby

adopted by reference as the standards for ethical conduct of licensed

audiologists and speech pathologists, except wherever the word “individual”

appears, insert the word “licensee” in lieu thereof.

     2.  A copy of the Code may be obtained at no

charge:

     (a) From the State of Nevada, Board of Examiners

for Audiology and Speech Pathology, P.O. Box 70550, Reno, Nevada 89570-0550; or

     (b) By telephone at (775) 857-3500.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path., eff. 4-21-86; A by R219-03, 9-16-2004)—(Substituted in revision

for NAC 637B.010)

      NAC 637B.042  Professional responsibility. (NRS 637B.150, 637B.220)  A

licensee:

     1.  Shall not misrepresent, in advertising or

otherwise, his or her education, training, type of license or certificate,

qualifications, competence or service, or the results to be achieved if he or

she provides service to a client.

     2.  Shall not engage in the practice of

audiology or speech pathology while the licensee is impaired by:

     (a) Alcohol, drugs or any other chemical; or

     (b) A mental or physical condition that prevents

him or her from safely engaging in the practice of audiology or speech

pathology.

     3.  Shall not use his or her relationship

with a client to further his or her own personal, religious, political or

business interests.

     4.  Shall set and maintain professional

boundaries with clients, interns and persons with whom the licensee works.

     5.  Shall not give or receive, directly or

indirectly, a fee, commission, rebate or other compensation for professional

services that the licensee has not actually and personally provided.

     6.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 7, shall not disparage the qualifications of any colleague.

     7.  Shall report to the Board any unlicensed,

unauthorized, unqualified or unethical practice of audiology or speech

pathology that is occurring.

     8.  Shall not attempt to diagnose, prescribe

for, treat or provide advice for any problem which is outside of his or her

field of competence, the scope of the practice of audiology or speech pathology

or the scope of his or her license or certificate.

     9.  Shall base his or her practice upon the

recognized knowledge relevant to audiology or speech pathology.

     10.  Shall critically examine and keep

current with emerging knowledge relevant to the practice of audiology or speech

pathology.

     11.  Based upon recognized knowledge and

standards for the practice of audiology or speech pathology, shall prepare and

maintain in a timely manner a record for each of his or her clients which:

     (a) Sets forth his or her assessment of the

problems of the client, plan of action for the client, course of treatment to

that client and progress notes regarding the course of treatment of the client;

and

     (b) Includes copies of other relevant

documentation, including, without limitation:

          (1) All documents relating to the informed

consent given by the client;

          (2) All documents relating to the release of

information regarding the client; and

          (3) All other legal documents regarding the

client.

Ê As used in

this subsection, “assessment” means an evaluation of the client that is based

upon comprehensive information about the client.

     12.  Shall complete and submit any reports

required by this chapter and chapter

637B of NRS, or pursuant to any rule, order or instruction of a court of

competent jurisdiction, in a timely manner.

     13.  Shall comply with the provisions of this

chapter and chapter 637B of NRS and

all other applicable federal laws and regulations.

     14.  Shall not authorize a person under the

supervision of the licensee to perform services that are outside of the scope

of the license, certificate, training or experience of the person performing

the services, or allow such a person to hold himself or herself out as having

expertise in a field or activity in which that person is not qualified.

     15.  Shall notify the Board in writing within

10 days after:

     (a) An action is taken against any license,

certification, registration or other credential held by the licensee that was

issued by another state or territory of the United States;

     (b) A criminal charge is filed against the

licensee;

     (c) The licensee is convicted of a criminal

offense, other than a traffic offense which is a misdemeanor that does not

involve alcohol or controlled substances;

     (d) A civil action, including, without limitation,

an action for malpractice, is filed against the licensee; or

     (e) A settlement or judgment is made in any civil

action, including, without limitation, an action for malpractice, in any case

filed against the licensee for any act relating to the practice of audiology or

speech pathology.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.044  Responsibility to client. (NRS 637B.150, 637B.220)

     1.  A licensee shall serve his or her clients

with professional skill and competence.

     2.  If a licensee must act on behalf of a

client who has been declared to be incompetent or if a client is otherwise

found by the Board to be incapable of acting in his or her own best interest,

the licensee shall safeguard the interests and rights of that client.

     3.  If another person has been legally

authorized to act on behalf of an incompetent client, a licensee shall deal

with the legal representative of the client in accordance with the best

interest of the client.

     4.  A licensee shall not practice, condone,

facilitate or collaborate with any form of discrimination on the basis of race,

color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, social,

economic, health or marital status, political belief, diagnosis or physical

disability, or on the basis of any preference or personal characteristic,

condition or status of a person.

     5.  A licensee shall not misrepresent to a

client the efficacy of his or her service or the results to be achieved.

     6.  A licensee shall apprise each of his or

her clients of the risks, rights, opportunities and obligations, financial or

otherwise, associated with the provision of services to the client for

audiology or speech pathology.

     7.  A licensee shall seek the advice and

counsel of his or her colleagues and supervisors when such a consultation is in

the best interest of the client.

     8.  A licensee shall terminate service to a

client and a professional relationship with a client when the service and

relationship are no longer required or no longer serve the needs of the client.

     9.  A licensee shall not withdraw his or her

services precipitously, except under unusual circumstances and after giving

careful consideration to all factors in the situation and taking care to

minimize possible adverse effects to the client.

     10.  A licensee who anticipates the

termination or interruption of service to a client shall notify the client as

promptly as possible and seek the transfer, referral or continuation of service

in relation to the needs and preferences of the client.

     11.  A licensee shall not influence or

attempt to influence a client in any manner which could be reasonably

anticipated in his or her deriving benefits of an unprofessional nature from

the client during the time that the client is receiving professional services

from the licensee and for 2 years after the termination of those services.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.046  Grounds for disciplinary action: Unprofessional conduct. (NRS 637B.150, 637B.250)

     1.  A violation of any provision of this

chapter by a licensee constitutes unprofessional conduct and subjects the

licensee to disciplinary action by the Board.

     2.  If a licensee violates any provision of

this chapter or engages in any other kind of unprofessional conduct while his

or her license is in effect, the Board will take disciplinary action against

the licensee, including, without limitation, taking action against the licensee

after his or her license has expired or been suspended.

     3.  If a board or entity in this State or in

another state which has issued a license, certificate, registration or other

credential to a licensee for the practice of audiology or speech pathology or a

related field revokes or suspends the license, certificate, registration or

other credential, or takes any other disciplinary action against the licensee,

the revocation, suspension or disciplinary action is a ground for disciplinary

action by the Board against the licensee for unprofessional conduct.

     4.  The failure of a licensee to comply with

a stipulation, agreement, advisory opinion or order issued by the Board

constitutes unprofessional conduct and is a ground for disciplinary action by

the Board against the licensee.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.048  Grounds for disciplinary action: “Professional incompetence”

interpreted. (NRS

637B.150, 637B.250)

     1.  For the purposes of subsection 5 of NRS 637B.250, the Board will

interpret the term “professional incompetence” to mean a lack of knowledge,

skill or ability in discharging a professional obligation and to include,

without limitation, malpractice and gross negligence.

     2.  As used in this section:

     (a) “Gross negligence” means conduct in the

practice of audiology or speech pathology which represents an extreme departure

from the standard of care required from an audiologist or speech pathologist

under the circumstances.

     (b) “Malpractice” means conduct in the practice of

audiology or speech pathology which falls below the standard of care required

from an audiologist or speech pathologist under the circumstances.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS

General Provisions

      NAC 637B.050  Scope, construction, deviation and severability. (NRS 637B.150)

     1.  NAC 637B.050

to 637B.390, inclusive:

     (a) Govern all practice and procedure before the

Board.

     (b) Will be liberally construed to secure a just,

speedy and economical determination of all issues presented to the Board.

     2.  In special cases, where good cause

appears, the Board may permit deviation from NAC

637B.050 to 637B.390, inclusive, insofar as it

may find compliance therewith to be impractical or unnecessary.

     3.  If any provision of NAC 637B.050 to 637B.390,

inclusive, or any application thereof to any person, thing or circumstance is

held invalid, it is intended that such invalidity not affect the remaining

provisions or applications to the extent they can be given effect.

     [Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology & Speech Path., Rule

1, eff. 2-28-80]—(NAC A by R219-03, 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.060  Computation of time. (NRS 637B.150)  The time

within which any act must be done under NAC 637B.050

to 637B.390, inclusive, is computed by excluding

the first day and including the last day unless the last day is Saturday,

Sunday or a legal holiday, and then the last day is excluded and the time is

extended to the next regular business day.

     [Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology & Speech Path., Rule

12.1, eff. 2-28-80]

      NAC 637B.080  Additional information. (NRS 637B.150)  Additional

information with reference to proceedings before the Board or the status of any

matter may be secured by applying to the Administrator.

     [Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology & Speech Path., Rule

12.2, eff. 2-28-80]—(NAC A by R219-03, 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.090  Address for written communications and documents to Board. (NRS 637B.150)  All

formal written communications and documents must be addressed to the Board of

Examiners for Audiology and Speech Pathology and not to individual members of

the Board or its staff.

     [Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology & Speech Path., Rule

2.2, eff. 2-28-80]

Parties

and Representatives

      NAC 637B.120  Participation by staff. (NRS 637B.150)  Members

of the Board’s staff may appear at any proceeding and exercise all rights of

participation as parties to the proceeding.

     [Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology & Speech Path., Rule

3.7, eff. 2-28-80]

      NAC 637B.130  Appearance by party. (NRS 637B.150)  A party

may enter his or her appearance at the beginning of a hearing, or at any time

as may be designated by the presiding officer, by giving his or her name and

address and stating his or her position or interest to the presiding officer.

The information must be recorded in the transcript of the hearing.

     [Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology & Speech Path., Rule

4.1, eff. 2-28-80]

      NAC 637B.135  Attendance and representation of party. (NRS 637B.150)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2, a party may appear at a hearing in person or by an attorney.

     2.  A party shall attend a hearing on the

merits in person unless the presiding officer waives the requirement of the

attendance of the party.

     3.  In addition to any other disciplinary

action, if a party who is required to attend a hearing in person fails to do so

without having obtained a waiver of the requirement of his or her attendance

pursuant to subsection 2, the Board may:

     (a) Determine that the failure of the party to

attend the hearing in person shall be deemed:

          (1) An admission of all matters and facts

contained in the record with respect to the party; and

          (2) A waiver of the right to an evidentiary

hearing; and

     (b) Take action based upon the admission or upon

any other evidence, including affidavits, without any further notice or a

hearing.

     4.  If a party retains an attorney to

represent him or her before the Board, the attorney shall so notify the Board

not later than 10 days after he or she is retained. Thereafter:

     (a) The attorney shall sign all motions,

oppositions, notices, requests and other papers, including requests for

subpoenas; and

     (b) The Board will serve all notices, motions,

orders, decisions, and any other papers or pleadings upon the attorney.

     5.  An attorney appearing as counsel in any

proceeding must be an attorney at law, admitted to practice and in good

standing before the highest court of any state. If the attorney is not admitted

and entitled to practice before the Supreme Court of Nevada, he or she must be

otherwise authorized to practice law in this State.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.160  Withdrawal of attorney. (NRS 637B.150)  Any

attorney of record wishing to withdraw from a proceeding before the Board

shall, in writing, immediately notify the Board or the presiding officer, the

party whom he or she represented, and any other parties to the proceeding.

     [Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology & Speech Path., Rule

4.4, eff. 2-28-80]

Pleadings, Motions and Preliminary Proceedings

      NAC 637B.170  Verification, amendment and construction of pleadings. (NRS 637B.150)

     1.  All pleadings, except complaints brought

on the Board’s motion, must be verified.

     2.  The Board will, when substantial rights

of the parties are not violated thereby, allow any pleading to be amended or

corrected or any omission therein to be supplied.

     3.  All pleadings will be liberally construed

with a view to effect justice between the parties, and the Board or presiding

officer will, at every stage of any proceeding, disregard errors or defects in

the pleadings or proceedings which do not affect the substantial rights of the

parties.

     [Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology & Speech Path., Rules

5.1-5.3, eff. 2-28-80]

      NAC 637B.175  Informal complaint: Filing, form and contents of accusation;

limited waiver of confidentiality; petition for declaratory order or advisory

opinion. (NRS

637B.150)

     1.  A person may file an accusation with the

Board concerning the goods or services provided by a licensee or the activities

of a licensee. Such an accusation must be on a form provided by the Board. If a

complainant is the client of and is complaining about his or her treatment by a

licensee, the Board will provide the complainant with a form for a limited

waiver of confidentiality regarding his or her records which the complainant

must sign and return to the Board. Such an accusation will not be further

reviewed or processed by the staff or legal counsel until the signed limited

waiver is received by the staff.

     2.  A complainant shall include in the

accusation information that is sufficiently detailed so as to enable the

respondent to prepare a response.

     3.  The Board will initially consider any

accusation regarding a licensee as an informal complaint.

     4.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 233B.120, a petition filed

pursuant to NRS 233B.120 may

be processed as an informal complaint.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.181  Informal complaint: Examination by staff; notice to respondent. (NRS 637B.150)

     1.  Upon receipt of an informal complaint

filed pursuant to NAC 637B.175, the staff shall

examine the informal complaint to determine whether it:

     (a) Has been properly verified; and

     (b) Alleges sufficient facts to warrant further

proceedings.

     2.  If the staff determines that the informal

complaint has been properly verified and alleges sufficient facts to warrant

further proceedings, the staff shall notify the respondent by sending a copy or

a summary of the informal complaint by certified mail to the respondent.

     3.  The notification must set forth the

alleged violations of a provision of this chapter or of chapter 637B of NRS arising in the

informal complaint and request a response from the respondent for review by the

Board before a hearing is set.

     4.  The transmission of the copy or summary

of the informal complaint shall be deemed to be a notice of intended action

pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS

233B.127.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.185  Informal complaint: Response; failure to respond; review by

staff. (NRS

637B.150)

     1.  Upon the receipt of a copy or summary of

an informal complaint that has been filed against him or her pursuant to NAC 637B.175, the respondent shall submit to the

Board a written response to the informal complaint within 15 days after the

date on which the informal complaint was served. Service shall be deemed to be

complete when a true copy of the document, properly addressed and with postage

paid, is deposited with the United States Postal Service.

     2.  A response to an informal complaint must:

     (a) Respond to the allegations made in the informal

complaint; and

     (b) Be accompanied by all documentation that would

be useful to the staff in its review of the allegations made in the informal

complaint and the responses made by the respondent to those allegations.

     3.  In addition to any other disciplinary

action, if the respondent fails to respond as required pursuant to subsection

1, he or she shall be deemed to have admitted the allegations in the informal

complaint. Based on these admissions, the Board may enter a finding and impose

appropriate discipline on the respondent in the same manner as if the

allegations had been proven by substantial evidence at a hearing of the Board

held on the complaint.

     4.  In cases in which a response is filed as

required pursuant to subsection 1, the staff shall review the informal

complaint and the responses made thereto, may enlist the aid of a member of the

Board or other qualified persons in the review and may take any other

reasonable action necessary to further the review.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.191  Investigation of informal complaint: Authority of staff;

production of records and other evidence. (NRS 637B.150)

     1.  After the initial review of the informal

complaint and the responses made thereto conducted pursuant to NAC 637B.185, the staff may:

     (a) Investigate the allegations and employ such

people as they deem necessary to further the investigations;

     (b) Consult with experts in the appropriate fields,

including, without limitation, the employment of such persons for the purposes

of an investigation or a hearing;

     (c) Investigate new leads and allegations that may

come to their knowledge in the course of the investigation;

     (d) Enlist the aid of a member of the Board or

other qualified person in the conduct of the investigation; and

     (e) Take any other reasonable action necessary to

further the investigation.

     2.  During an investigation of an informal

complaint, the staff, or investigator, if any, may demand that a respondent

produce his or her records or other evidence for inspection or copying, with or

without prior notice to the respondent and with or without a subpoena. Unless

the requested records are made confidential pursuant to law, the respondent

shall not refuse any such request for records.

     3.  If the respondent initially refuses or

fails to cooperate with a request for records in violation of this section, the

Board may immediately suspend his or her license until the respondent complies

with the request for records or other evidence.

     4.  If the respondent continues to refuse or

fail to cooperate with a request for records or other evidence in violation of

this section after the Board has suspended his or her license pursuant to

subsection 3, the Board may take such further disciplinary action against the

respondent as the Board determines necessary.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.195  Investigation of informal complaint: Removal and copying of

records or other evidence. (NRS 637B.150)

     1.  If the staff, or investigator, if any,

determines that a specific record or other specific evidence is material to or

necessary for an investigation conducted pursuant to NAC

637B.191, the staff or investigator may remove the record or evidence and

provide a copy of the record or evidence to the owner of that record.

     2.  If the record or other evidence can be

readily copied at the location where the record or evidence is located, the

staff or investigator shall make a copy of the record or evidence at that

location.

     3.  If the record or other evidence cannot be

readily copied at the location where the record or evidence is located, the

staff or investigator may remove the record or evidence from that location to

copy the record or evidence.

     4.  If the staff or investigator removes a

record or other evidence to be copied pursuant to subsection 3, the staff or

investigator shall provide the person to whom the record or evidence being

removed belongs with a receipt for the record or evidence and, not later than 5

business days after the record or evidence is removed, provide a copy of the

record or evidence to that person.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.201  Investigation of informal complaint: Procedure upon completion;

notice of hearing and formal complaint. (NRS 637B.150)

     1.  When an investigation of an informal

complaint conducted pursuant to NAC 637B.191 is

complete, the staff, and investigator, if any, shall determine whether

substantial evidence exists to sustain the alleged violation of a statute or

regulation set forth in the informal complaint.

     2.  If the staff, and investigator, if any,

determine that no allegation of a violation of a statute or regulation set

forth in the informal complaint can be sustained, the staff shall notify, in

writing, the complainant and the respondent of this determination.

     3.  If the staff, and investigator, if any,

determine that a violation of a statute or regulation as alleged in the

informal complaint can be sustained, the legal counsel for the Board shall:

     (a) In compliance with NRS 622.330, offer mediation,

settlement agreements, stipulations of facts and liability or informal

hearings; or

     (b) Prepare a notice of hearing and a formal

complaint.

     4.  A notice of hearing and a formal

complaint must:

     (a) Be a plain statement of the facts and

applicable provisions of statutes and regulations regarding the alleged acts of

the respondent alleged to be in violation of the statutes and regulations

governing the practice of audiology and speech pathology;

     (b) Include the date, time and place that the Board

will hear the matter, if this information is known at the time when the notice

of hearing and a formal complaint are sent to the respondent; and

     (c) Be signed by the legal counsel for the Board

and, if a member of the Board was active in the investigation, by that member

of the Board.

     5.  The staff shall send a notice of hearing

and a formal complaint prepared pursuant to subsection 4 to the respondent by

certified mail.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.205  Formal complaint: Answer; failure to answer. (NRS 637B.150)

     1.  A respondent who receives a notice of

hearing and a formal complaint pursuant to NAC

637B.201 shall file his or her answer to the notice of hearing and the

formal complaint not later than 15 days after the date on which the notice of

hearing and the formal complaint were served. Service shall be deemed to be

complete when a true copy of the document, properly addressed and with postage

paid, is deposited with the United States Postal Service.

     2.  An answer to a notice of hearing and a

formal complaint filed by a respondent must include a response to each

allegation and statement made in the notice of hearing and the formal complaint

by either admitting to or denying the allegation or statement.

     3.  In addition to any other disciplinary

action, if the respondent fails to file an answer as required pursuant to

subsection 1, he or she shall be deemed to have admitted each allegation and

statement contained in the notice of hearing and the formal complaint. Based on

these admissions, the Board may enter a finding and impose appropriate

discipline on the respondent in the same manner as if the allegations had been

proven by substantial evidence at a hearing of the Board held on the formal

complaint.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.211  Formal complaints: Consolidation.

(NRS 637B.150)  The

Board may join two or more formal complaints into one formal complaint if:

     1.  The causes of action of each formal

complaint are against the same person and deal with substantially the same or

similar violations of statutes and regulations; and

     2.  The joining of the formal complaints will

serve the best interests of the Board, complainants and respondent.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.215  Formal complaint: Exchange of evidence and lists of witnesses. (NRS 637B.150)

     1.  Not later than 10 days after a respondent

files an answer to a formal complaint pursuant to NAC

637B.205, the legal counsel for the Board and the respondent shall

exchange:

     (a) A copy of all documents and other evidence that

are reasonably available to the party and that the party reasonably anticipates

will be used by the party at the hearing; and

     (b) A written list of all persons who the party

reasonably anticipates will be called to testify at the hearing by the party.

The list must include the name and address of each potential witness and a general

description of the anticipated subject matter of his or her testimony.

     2.  If, after initially providing the

documents and list of witnesses pursuant to subsection 1, a party reasonably

anticipates that other documents or witnesses will be used in support of the

party’s position, or if any of the documents or information previously provided

changes, the party shall supplement and update his or her submission to the

other parties.

     3.  If a party fails to provide documentation

or information as required by this section, the presiding officer shall exclude

the undisclosed document or the testimony of the witness at the hearing, unless

the party seeking to include the document or witness demonstrates to the Board

that the evidence or witness was not available upon diligent investigation

before the date on which the exchange was required and that the evidence or

witness was given or communicated to the other parties immediately after it was

obtained.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.221  Discovery; depositions. (NRS 637B.150)  Discovery

may only be done in accordance with the provisions of NAC

637B.050 to 637B.390. The Board will not allow

for the taking of depositions.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.225  Prehearing conference and orders.

(NRS 637B.150)  The

presiding officer may order a prehearing conference and may enter such

prehearing orders as the presiding officer determines are appropriate for the

efficient conduct of the hearing, including, without limitation:

     1.  The exchange of written direct testimony

of witnesses;

     2.  The exclusion of particular testimony or

evidence;

     3.  The admission of particular testimony and

other exhibits by agreement of the parties;

     4.  The advance marking of all exhibits;

     5.  The exchange by the parties of written

prehearing statements or briefs similar to pretrial statements filed in

district court; and

     6.  Settlement negotiations. Settlement

negotiations, and the statements of parties relating thereto, made at a

prehearing conference are not admissible in evidence at the hearing unless the

parties agree and the agreement is incorporated in a prehearing order.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.231  Motions. (NRS 637B.150)

     1.  A motion concerning any matter before the

Board must be made in writing, unless the motion is made during the hearing on

that matter. The presiding officer may deny as untimely:

     (a) Any motion made during a hearing if the motion

could have reasonably been made before the hearing; and

     (b) Any motion that is filed on a date that does

not provide the opposing parties a reasonable time to respond.

     2.  A written motion must set forth the

nature of the relief sought by and the grounds for the motion.

     3.  A party may oppose a written motion by

filing a written response to the motion with the Board and all the parties to

the proceeding to which the motion relates within 10 days after the written

motion is filed.

     4.  If a written response to a motion is

filed, the party who made the motion may file and serve a written reply to the

response.

     5.  Except as otherwise provided in this

section, the presiding officer shall rule on all written motions on a matter at

or before the hearing scheduled on the matter. The presiding officer may rule

on a motion without oral argument or may allow oral arguments to be made before

ruling on the motion. If the presiding officer allows oral arguments on a

written motion to be made, the presiding officer shall set a time and date for

hearing the oral arguments.

     6.  The presiding officer may require the

Board to vote to decide a motion.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.240  Filing and availability of pleadings, motions and other papers. (NRS 637B.150)  The

original and two legible copies of each pleading, motion or other paper must be

filed with the Board. The Board may direct that a copy of each pleading or

other document designated by the Board be made available by the party filing it

to any other person whom the Board determines may be affected by the proceeding

and who desires a copy.

     [Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology & Speech Path., Rule

7.1, eff. 2-28-80]

      NAC 637B.260  Proof of service. (NRS 637B.150)  With all

documents required to be served by the Board, except its decisions and orders,

an acknowledgment of service or the following certificate will be included:

 

I hereby certify that I have this day

served the foregoing document upon all parties of record in this proceeding (by

delivering a copy thereof in person to ................................) (by

mailing a copy thereof, properly addressed, with postage prepaid to

................................).

 

Dated at ..................., this

.........(day) of .................(month) of .........(year)

 

                                                                                    .......................................................................

                                                                                                                 Signature

 

     [Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology and Speech Path., Rule

7.3, eff. 2-28-80]

Hearings

      NAC 637B.275  Procedure; inclusion of certain documents in record; posthearing

briefs. (NRS

637B.150)

     1.  The presiding officer shall call the

hearing to order and proceed to take the appearances on behalf of the Board or

respondent.

     2.  The notice of hearing, any petition,

answer, response or written stipulation and, if the hearing concerns a

disciplinary proceeding, the complaint or any other responsive pleading become

a part of the record without being read into the record, unless a party

requests that the document be read into the record.

     3.  The legal counsel for the Board shall

present the evidence for the Board first and, if the Board allows closing

arguments, shall present the closing arguments for the Board last.

     4.  Unless otherwise ordered by the presiding

officer, and except as otherwise provided in this section, the order of

presentation is as follows:

     (a) Opening statement by the legal counsel for the

Board.

     (b) Opening statement by the respondent or the

attorney for the respondent who may choose to make the opening statement at the

beginning of the respondent’s case.

     (c) For each witness offered by the legal counsel

for the Board:

          (1) Direct examination by the legal counsel

for the Board;

          (2) Cross-examination by the respondent or the

attorney for the respondent;

          (3) Redirect examination by the legal counsel

for the Board;

          (4) Recross-examination by the respondent or

the attorney for the respondent; and

          (5) Examination by the members of the Board.

     (d) For each witness offered by the respondent, the

same order as for witnesses offered by the legal counsel for the Board.

     (e) If applicable, closing arguments by the

respondent or the attorney for the respondent.

     (f) If applicable, closing arguments by the legal

counsel for the Board.

     5.  A member of the Board may, at any time

during the hearing:

     (a) Question a witness; and

     (b) Request or allow additional evidence, including

additional testimony or documentary evidence.

     6.  A consolidated hearing before the Board

will proceed in the same manner as described in this section with the order of

the parties and evidence to be determined in the discretion of the presiding

officer.

     7.  Posthearing briefs may be allowed by the

presiding officer or upon a majority vote of the members of the Board. If such

briefs are allowed, the Board will establish a time by when such briefs must be

submitted.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path. by R219-03, eff. 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.280  Continuances. (NRS 637B.150)

     1.  The Board may before or during a hearing,

and upon a proper showing, grant a continuance for submission of additional

proof or other reasonable purpose.

     2.  Requests for continuances must be

submitted pursuant to NAC 637B.231.

     [Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology & Speech Path., Rule

8.7, eff. 2-28-80]—(NAC A by R219-03, 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.340  Official notice of Board. (NRS 637B.150)  In

addition to the facts mentioned in subsection 5 of NRS 233B.123, the Board may take

official notice of:

     1.  Regulations, official reports, decisions

and orders of the Board or any other regulatory agency of the State of Nevada.

     2.  Contents of certificates and permits

issued by the Board.

     3.  Any provision of NRS.

     [Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology & Speech Path., Rule

8.9, eff. 2-28-80]

      NAC 637B.370  Records of hearings. (NRS 637B.150)  Any

person desiring a copy of the record of a hearing may obtain it from the Office

of the Board, or the official reporter, upon payment of the fees fixed

therefor.

     [Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology & Speech Path., Rule

8.10, eff. 2-28-80]

Declaratory Orders and Advisory Opinions

      NAC 637B.380  Petitions. (NRS 637B.150)

     1.  The Board will consider petitions for

declaratory orders or advisory opinions as to the applicability of any

statutory provision or any regulation or decision of the Board.

     2.  A petition for a declaratory order or an

advisory opinion must be in writing and substantially in the format of Form No.

1.*

     *See adopting agency for form.

     [Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology & Speech Path., Rules

10.1 & 10.2, eff. 2-28-80]

      NAC 637B.390  Decision by Board. (NRS 637B.150)

     1.  Upon submission of a petition for a

declaratory order or an advisory opinion, the Board will, within 90 days grant

or deny the petition in writing, stating its reasons, or initiate proceedings

for adoption of an appropriate regulation.

     2.  A copy of any denial or other

correspondence from the Board to the petitioner will be served by mailing a

copy thereof to the petitioner.

     [Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology & Speech Path., Rules

10.3 & 10.4, eff. 2-28-80]

CONTINUING EDUCATION

      NAC 637B.400  Requirements for renewal of license; records; audits. (NRS 637B.150, 637B.210, 637B.220)

     1.  As a prerequisite for each renewal of a

license to practice audiology or speech pathology, a licensee must complete,

during the annual period immediately preceding the renewal, at least 15 hours

of continuing education approved by the Board, unless the licensee has been

granted a waiver or deferral pursuant to NAC 637B.430.

     2.  Legible copies of all receipts, records

of attendance, certificates and any other evidence of a licensee’s completion

of a course of continuing education must be retained by the licensee and made

available to the Board for inspection for not less than 3 years after the

completion of the course.

     3.  The Board will conduct random audits of

licensees to ensure compliance with the requirements of this section.

     4.  If a licensee completes more than the

required number of hours of continuing education during one licensing period,

the licensee is not allowed to credit the excess hours toward the required

education for a subsequent period.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path., eff. 7-1-82; A 12-10-84; 6-20-90; 11-15-95; R219-03, 9-16-2004;

R034-13, 3-28-2014)

      NAC 637B.410  Subjects; limitation on acceptance. (NRS 637B.150, 637B.220)

     1.  The required education must be in the

subject of audiology or speech pathology or in a related subject, such as:

     (a) Special education;

     (b) Clinical management;

     (c) Neurology;

     (d) Psychology;

     (e) Health sciences;

     (f) Hearing aids; or

     (g) The management of a practice.

     2.  The Board will accept no more than 8

hours of continuing education in the management of a practice for any one

licensing period.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path., eff. 7-1-82; A 4-15-88)

      NAC 637B.420  Acceptable activities, courses, seminars, workshops and

conferences; limitations on credit. (NRS 637B.150, 637B.220)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2, the Board will accept the following kinds of activities for

credit toward fulfilling its requirement for continuing education if the

activities are related to the subjects prescribed in NAC

637B.410:

     (a) Attendance at a course or program conducted by

a university, school district, hospital or similar entity.

     (b) Attendance at a workshop, seminar,

demonstration, meeting or lecture.

     (c) Making a presentation at a workshop, seminar or

similar function. Credit is allowed for time spent on both preparation and

presentation. The greatest number of hours allowed for presentation is 8 hours

during any one licensing period. Credit claimed for preparation may not exceed 50

percent of the number of hours credited for presentation.

     (d) Publication of material in a professional

journal or equivalent periodical or work. The Board will determine the number

of hours allowed for credit under this paragraph, but the greatest number of

hours allowed is 8 hours during any one licensing period.

     (e) Participation in a planned observation or visit

which is part of a clinical program if prior written approval for the activity

is obtained from the Board’s committee on continuing education.

     (f) Completion of an Internet course.

     2.  The Board will accept courses, seminars,

workshops or conferences in the management of a practice offered by:

     (a) A speech-language or hearing association

approved by the Board; and

     (b) A college or university approved by the Board.

Ê If a licensee

wishes to attend and receive credit for any other course, seminar, workshop or

conference in the management of a practice, the licensee must obtain written

approval from the Board’s committee on continuing education at least 15 days

before the course, seminar, workshop or conference is offered.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path., eff. 7-1-82; A 4-15-88; 6-20-90; R219-03, 9-16-2004)

      NAC 637B.430  Waiver or deferral of requirements. (NRS 637B.150, 637B.220)  A

licensee may petition the Board for a waiver or deferral of all or part of the

required hours of continuing education in a particular year. The Board may

grant such a waiver or deferral if it finds the licensee has a hardship or

circumstance beyond his or her control which has prevented the licensee from

completing the required number of hours of continuing education.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Exam’rs for Audiology &

Speech Path., eff. 6-20-90)
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