TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1465 THE ILLINOIS SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY PRACTICE ACT
SECTION 1465.36 EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT RELATED TO SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY


 

Section 1465.36  Evaluation and Management Related to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

 

For purposes of this Part, evaluation and management related to the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology shall be defined as follows:

 

a)         Speech-Language Pathology

 

1)         Evaluation under speech-language pathology means the application of nonmedical methods and procedures for the identification, measurement, testing and appraisal of communication development, disorders or disabilities of speech, language, voice, swallowing and other speech, language and voice related disorders.

 

2)         Management under speech-language pathology means habilitation, rehabilitation, counseling, consulting, directing or conducting programs that are designed to modify disorders related to communication development, and disorders or disabilities of speech, language, voice or swallowing.  This may also include training in the use of augmentative communication systems, communication variation, cognitive rehabilitation, nonspoken language production and comprehension.

 

b)         Audiology

 

1)         Evaluation under audiology means the application of nonmedical methods and procedures for the identification, measurement, testing and appraisal of hearing or vestibular function.

 

2)         Management under audiology means habilitation, rehabilitation, counseling, consulting, directing or conducting of programs that are designed to modify disorders related to hearing loss or vestibular malfunction.  This includes training in the use of amplification, including dispensing of hearing aids.  This also includes removal of cerumen for the purpose of performing evaluation or management procedures.

 

(Source:  Amended at 22 Ill. Reg. 21978, effective December 1, 1998)