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Michigan Speech Therapy Scope of Practice
How is the practice of speech language pathology defined in Michigan?
"Practice of speech-language pathology" means the application of principles, methods, and procedures related to the development of disorders of human communication.
What is included in the practice of speech-language pathology?
What is specifically excluded from the practice?
The practice of medicine or osteopathic medicine and surgery or medical diagnosis, medical management with medication, surgical interventions, ordering medical testing, or medical treatment.
Are there any special trainings or requirements?
Physically invasive procedures beyond the oropharynx include the following:
A speech-language pathologist shall only perform the procedures above under the supervision of a physician licensed to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine and surgery in the state of Michigan.
A speech-language pathologist shall only perform the procedures in a setting where a physician licensed in the practice of medicine or osteopathic medicine is physically available to ensure for patient safety.
A speech-language pathologist performing physically invasive procedures under the supervision of a physician shall be familiar with risks associated with physically invasive procedures, including but not limited to, epistaxis, mucosal injury, gagging, allergic reaction to topical anesthetic, laryngospasm, and vasovagal response, and the need for medical intervention.
Mich. Comp. Laws § 333.17601
Mich. Admin. Code r. 338.649
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