HCS/SCS/SB 100 - This act modifies provisions relating to the licensing of speech-language pathologist and audiologists. Currently, speech language pathology bachelor degrees must be from an institution accredited or approved by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Since ASHA no longer accredits such programs, the act requires the degree to be from a institution approved by a regional accrediting body.
The act also exempts persons with audiology clinical doctoral degrees from current clinical fellowship requirements which are needed in order to become licensed.
Finally, the president of the Missouri Academy of Audiology, in consultation with the president of the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association, is responsible for submitting names to the boarding of healing arts when a vacancy occurs on a commission for one of the licensed audiologist positions.