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Idaho Speech Therapy Definitions 

The Idaho speech-language pathology legal and regulatory definitions. 

“Applicant” - A person applying for a license or permit.

“Board” - The Idaho Speech, Hearing and Communication Services licensure board.

“Bureau” - The Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses.

“Department” - The department of self-governing agencies.

“Direct Client Contact” - Assessment, diagnosis, evaluation, screening, treatment, report writing, family or client consultation, counseling, or any combination of these activities.

“Dual Licensure”- The status of a person who holds more than one license under Title 54, Chapter 29, Idaho Code

“License” - A license issued by the board under this chapter.

“Practice of Speech-Language Pathology” - The application of principles, methods and procedures of measurement, evaluation, testing, counseling, rehabilitation, screening, consultation and instruction that relate to the development and disorders of human communication including, but not limited to, speech (articulation, fluency, voice, accent reduction) and language, swallowing, cognitive communication disorders, augmentative and alternative communication systems and related hearing disorders.

“Provisional Permit” - A permit issued to an applicant who is registered to obtain required experience to become licensed.

“Speech-Language Pathologist” - A natural person who meets the requirements of this chapter, is duly licensed in accordance with this chapter, and who engages in the practice of speech-language pathology.

“Speech-Language Pathologist Aide” - A natural person who meets the requirements of this chapter, is duly licensed, and who works under the direction and supervision of a speech-language pathologist. A speech-language pathologist aide shall not act or provide services independently of a supervising speech-language pathologist licensed in Idaho.

“Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant” - A natural person who meets the requirements of this chapter, is duly licensed, and works under the direction and supervision of a speech-language pathologist. A speech-language pathologist assistant shall not act or provide services independently of a supervising speech-language pathologist licensed in Idaho.

Reference

Idaho Code Ann. § 54-2903

IDAPA 24.23.01.010


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