1. If a Speech-Language Pathologist is licensed with the Board, must they adhere to licensure requirements regardless of practice settings? Answer: Yes, all licensees must adhere to all Board licensure requirements regardless of the practice setting.
2. Are licensed school-based Speech- Language Pathologists exempt from licensure in the provision of Medicaid services? Answer: No, all licensed practitioners must adhere to all Board licensure requirements regardless of the work setting.
3. If licensed individuals working in the school setting are providing supervision, are they held to the same Board requirements for supervision if they are supervising someone who is not licensed? Answer: No, while the licensed supervising individual must adhere to any provision as required by the Board for supervising licensed individuals, there are no licensure provisions for licensed individuals who are supervising unlicensed individuals. Specifically, the Board's licensure provision only provides for licensed Speech-Language Pathologist supervision of licensed Speech- Language Pathology Assistants (Regulation 115-3).
4. Under the Board's definitions in S.C. Code Ann. §40-67-20, does the term "speech-language therapist” fall under the phrase "any similar variation of these terms” in S.C. Code Ann. §40-67-20(11) and (14) because the service or function they perform is, in fact, under the prescription, supervision, and direction of a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist? Answer: Yes- (see S.C. Code Ann. . §40-67-20(11) and (14).
5. How do I join SCSHA? Answer: Please proceed to http://www.scsha.net/uploads/2/8/4/8/28481967/scsha_membership_application.pdf and fill out an application.
6. Is there a difference between Continuing Education Units (CEUs), Professional Development Hours and Credit Hours? Answer: No, despite the labels given by different regulatory agencies, accrediting bodies or institutions it all reflects active learning time spent in approved continuing education activities.
7. How do I interpret the number of CEUs being offered? Answer: We use the ASHA numeric values which represent hours in tenths. So a 3 hour presentation would be worth .3 CEUs.
8. Can students earn ASHA CEUs? Answer: Yes, students currently enrolled in a graduate or doctoral degree program in SLP or audiology can earn ASHA CEUs. Students must complete the CEU Participation form at the course and the ASHA CE Registry will e-mail the registrant a link to provide school eligibility information.
9. Will SCSHA co-sponsor ASHA CEUs for continuing education events sponsored by other organizations? Answer: Yes, SCSHA will administer to co-sponsorship of continuing education activities in accordance with ASHA required guidelines. SCSHA will not co-sponsor activities if the speakers do not meet the professional qualifications, the vent is for the sale of a specific product, or other ASHA requirements are not met. Additionally, requested for co-sponsorship should be made at least 45 days prior to the event.