IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL LICENSEES AND ASSISTANTS REGISTERED WITH THE WV BOARD OF SPEECH AND AUDIOLOGY
West Virginia Code §30-32 was amended and reenacted by the WV Legislature on April 13, 2013, effective from passage, and signed by the Governor on May 3, 2013. Please take a moment to download and review the new amended code under the WV Code link on this page. The amended code includes:
- A jurisprudence examination requirement for all new licensees.
- There is no longer a 30 day grace period to renew a license.
- Telepractice was added to the law.
§ 30-32.1 Purpose and Legislative Intent
It is hereby declared to be a policy of this state that the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology is a privilege granted to qualified persons and that, in order to safeguard the public health, safety and welfare, protect the public from being misled by incompetent, unscrupulous and unauthorized persons, and protect the public from unprofessional conduct by qualified speech-language pathologists and audiologists, it is necessary to provide regulatory authority over persons offering speech-language pathology and audiology services as designated in this article. (1992, c. 172)
• ALL ASHA, AAA & WVSHA approved Continuing Education is automatically approved by the Board. All other Continuing Education courses/classes must be submitted to the Board for approval.