Method of Appointment: Appointed by Mayor, confirmed by Council
Length of Appointment: 4 years
Residency: DC Residency Required
Paid board: No (all roles are voluntary)
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.
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.
The professional members must be licensed to practice in the District. Each professional member shall have been engaged in the practice for at least 3 years preceding appointment. The consumer member shall not be a health professional or in training to become a health professional, and shall not have a household member who is a health professional or is in training to become a health professional.