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Minnesota SLP Definitions
The Minnesota speech-language pathology legal and regulatory definitions.
“Accredited Educational Institution” - A university or college that offers speech-language pathology or audiology graduate degrees and that is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, a body recognized by the United States Department of Education, or an equivalent as determined by the commissioner.
“Advisory Council” - The Minnesota Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist Advisory Council.
“Applicant” - A person who applies to the commissioner for licensure or licensure renewal.
“Continuing Education Sponsor” - An organization that offers a learning experience designed to promote continuing competency in the procedures and techniques of the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology.
“Commissioner” - The commissioner of health or a designee.
“Contact Hour” - An instructional session of sixty (60) consecutive minutes, excluding coffee breaks, registration, meals without a speaker, and social activities.
“Continuing Education” - A planned learning experience in speech-language pathology or audiology not including the basic educational program leading to a degree if the education is used by the licensee for credit to achieve a baccalaureate or master's degree in speech-language pathology or audiology.
“Credential” - A license, permit, certification, registration, or other evidence of qualification or authorization to engage in the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology issued by any authority.
“Practice of Speech-Language Pathology” - Includes:
“Speech-Language Pathologist” - A person who practices speech-language pathology, meets the qualifications and is licensed by the commissioner. Speech-language pathologist also means a natural person using, as an occupational title.
“Speech-Language Pathology Assistant” - A person who provides speech-language pathology services under the supervision of a licensed speech-language pathologist.
“Supervisee” - A person who, under the direction or evaluation of a supervisor, is:
“Supervision” - The direct or indirect evaluation or direction of:
“Supervisor” - A person who has the authority to direct or evaluate a supervisee and who:
Minn. Stat. § 148.512
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