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Board of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology

Total public Members:                  7           

Method of Appointment:              Appointed by Mayor, confirmed by Council

2017 Appointments:                      3             

Length of Appointment:               4 years

Residency:                                       Strong preference for DC residents from all 8 wards

Paid board:                                      No (all roles are voluntary)

 

Description:

There is established a Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, which shall consist of 7 members appointed by the Mayor.

The Board shall regulate the practice of audiology, the practice of speech pathology, the practice of audiology and speech-language pathology assistants, and the practice of speech-language pathology clinical fellows.

The Board shall administer the examination required for audiology and speech-language pathology licenses.

Commission Membership:

Of the members of the Board, 2 shall be practicing audiologists, 3 shall be practicing speech-language pathologists, and 2 shall be consumer members with no direct affiliation with either the practice of audiology or the practice of speech-language pathology or other health profession.

Qualifications:  

The professional members shall:

(A) For audiology, at least 3 years preceding appointment, have been actively engaged as an audiologist in rendering professional services in audiology or in the education and training of masters, doctoral, or postdoctoral students of audiology in audiology research, and for the 2 years preceding the appointment, have spent the majority of their time devoted to one of the activities listed in this paragraph;

(B) For speech pathology, at least 3 years preceding the appointment, have been actively engaged as a speech-pathologist in rendering professional services in speech pathology or in the education and training of masters, doctoral, or postdoctoral students of speech pathology in speech-pathology research, and for the 2 years preceding the appointment, have spent the majority of their time devoted to one of the activities listed in this paragraph;

(C) For otolaryngology, at least 3 years preceding the appointment, have been actively engaged as an otolaryngologist in rendering professional services in otolaryngology or in the education and training of masters, doctoral, or postdoctoral students of otolaryngology in otolaryngology research, and for the 2 years preceding the appointment have spent the majority of their time devoted to one of the activities listed in this paragraph.

The initial appointees, with the exception of the representatives of the general public and the Otolaryngologist, shall be deemed to be and shall become licensed audiologists and speech-language pathologists immediately upon their qualification and appointment as members of the Board.

Time Commitment:

The Commission has monthly meetings; subcommittees meet as required to complete tasks.

 

 

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