Speech pathologists and audiologists—continuing education hours, 303.3(2)“f”
PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE DIVISION
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to continuing education hours
and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology hereby proposes to amend Chapter 303, "Continuing Education for Speech Pathologists and Audiologists," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 272C.2.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 272C.2.
Purpose and Summary
This proposed rule making amends the Board's continuing education rules to remove the 16-hour cap on remote continuing education hours. Under the new requirement, licensees may complete all hours through remote offerings, provided the remote activity or course includes a posttest.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
A waiver provision is not included in this rule making because all administrative rules of the professional licensure boards in the Professional Licensure Division are subject to the waiver provisions accorded under 645—Chapter 18.
Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written or oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Board no later than 4:30 p.m.on September 29, 2020. Comments should be directed to:
Venus Vendoures Walsh
Professional Licensure Division
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Fifth Floor Room 526
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
A public hearing at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:
September 29, 2020
9 to 9:30 a.m.
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Persons who wish to make oral comments at the public hearing may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making. In an effort to ensure accuracy in memorializing a person's comments, a person may provide written comments in addition to or in lieu of oral comments at the hearing.
Any persons who intend to attend the public hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Board and advise of specific needs.
Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee
The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).
The following rule-making action is proposed:
Amend paragraph 303.3(2)"f" as follows:
f. A maximum of 16 hours of continuing Continuing education credit may be earned per biennium by participation in continuing education programs and activities which meet the criteria in this rule and which are completed through journal readings, teleconference or videoconference participation, and online program participation. In addition, such programs and activities must include a posttest that the participant must pass in order to receive continuing education credit.