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Rule 20:72 AUDIOLOGISTS

ARTICLE 20:72

AUDIOLOGISTS

Chapter

20:72:01             Continuing education.

20:72:02             Provisional licensure.

20:72:03             Application for licensure.


Rule 20:72:01 CONTINUING EDUCATION

CHAPTER 20:72:01

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Section

20:72:01:01        Applicability.

20:72:01:02        Required continuing education.

20:72:01:03        Waiver of attendance requirement.


Rule 20:72:01:01 Applicability.

          20:72:01:01.  Applicability. The continuing education requirements apply to all audiologists holding a license issued by the board.

          Source: 24 SDR 33, effective September 22, 1997.

          General Authority:SDCL 36-24-46.

          Law Implemented:SDCL 36-24-12.1(15).


Rule 20:72:01:02 Required continuing education.

          20:72:01:02.  Required continuing education. Audiologist licensees in this state shall attend a minimum of at least 12 hours of continuing education each calendar year and submit evidence of such attendance to the board as a prerequisite to the approval of the annual renewal of their license.

          Source: 24 SDR 33, effective September 22, 1997.

          General Authority:SDCL 36-24-46.

          Law Implemented:SDCL 36-24-12.1(15).


Rule 20:72:01:03 Waiver of attendance requirement.

          20:72:01:03.  Waiver of attendance requirement. The continuing education requirement of § 20:72:01:02 may be waived by the board only upon receipt of evidence submitted by the licensee verifying the licensee’s inability to acquire any continuing education because of illness of the licensee or that of a member of the licensee’s immediate family, substantiated by the attending physician, or because of any other circumstances beyond the licensee’s normal control, substantiated by evidence satisfactory to the board.

          Source: 24 SDR 33, effective September 22, 1997.

          General Authority:SDCL 36-24-46.

          Law Implemented:SDCL 36-24-12.1(15).


Rule 20:72:02 PROVISIONAL LICENSURE

CHAPTER 20:72:02

PROVISIONAL LICENSURE

Section

20:72:02:01        Requirements for provisional license.


Rule 20:72:02:01 Requirements for provisional license.

          20:72:02:01.  Requirements for provisional license. The provisional license allows the applicant for an audiology license to complete the requirements of SDCL 36-24-17.3. A provisional license expires annually on July first and may be renewed twice by completing the form supplied by the board, paying the required fees, and completing the continuing education requirement in § 20:72:01:02.

          Source: 24 SDR 33, effective September 22, 1997.

          General Authority:SDCL 36-24-24.3, 36-24-28.1.

          Law Implemented:SDCL 36-24-24.3, 36-24-28.1.


Rule 20:72:03 APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE

CHAPTER 20:72:03

APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE

Section

20:72:03:01        Information required.

20:72:03:02        Remittance of fees.

20:72:03:03        Fee schedule for applications.

20:72:03:04        Annual license renewal -- Renewal fees -- Thirty-day grace period for renewal -- Late fee.


Rule 20:72:03:01 Information required.

          20:72:03:01.  Information required. The board shall determine qualification for licensure from information given on the application form; examination, if required; fees as required by § 20:72:03:04; and any additional information the board considers necessary for clarification of submitted material.

          Persons seeking audiology licensure must include with the application the following information:

          (1)  Type of annual license;

          (2)  Name, address, phone number, and date of birth of applicant;

          (3)  Name of employer, address, and phone number;

          (4)  Name of supervisor;

          (5)  Name and location of regionally accredited college or universities attended where master's degree or doctorate in audiology was issued;

          (6)  Proof of passing the national examination in audiology;

          (7)  Verification of completion of a supervised graduate professional experience in audiology supervised by a licensed or certified audiologist; and

          (8)  Employment record for the previous five years.

          Source: 24 SDR 33, effective September 22, 1997.

          General Authority:SDCL 36-24-46.

          Law Implemented:SDCL 36-24-17.1, 36-24-17.3.


Rule 20:72:03:02 Remittance of fees.

          20:72:03:02.  Remittance of fees. Application fees for an annual license must be remitted to the board in the form of a cashier's check, personal check, certified check, or money order made payable to the South Dakota Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers and Audiologists. The board may take no action on any application for license until the fee is received.

          Source: 24 SDR 33, effective September 22, 1997.

          General Authority:SDCL 36-24-46.

          Law Implemented:SDCL 36-24-17.1.


Rule 20:72:03:03 Fee schedule for applications.

          20:72:03:03.  Fee schedule for applications. The fee for application for an annual license is as follows:

          (1)  Audiologist, $200;

          (2)  Provisional audiologist, $100.

          Source: 24 SDR 33, effective September 22, 1997.

          General Authority:SDCL 36-24-46.

          Law Implemented:SDCL 36-24-17.1.


Rule 20:72:03:04 Annual license renewal -- Renewal fees -- Thirty-day grace period for renewal -- Late fee.

          20:72:03:04.  Annual license renewal -- Renewal fees -- Thirty-day grace period for renewal -- Late fee. Each person who holds a license shall renew by July first of each year by the payment to the board of a fee as follows:

          (1)  Audiologist, $200;

          (2)  Provisional audiologist, $100.

          A 30-day grace period is allowed after July first during which the renewal fee may be paid. An applicant seeking to renew a license after the 30-day grace period ending August 1 of the renewal year must pay a late fee. The late fee is an additional $50.

          Source: 24 SDR 33, effective September 22, 1997.

          General Authority:SDCL 36-24-28.1, 36-24-46.

          Law Implemented:SDCL 36-24-28.1.


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