18.35.190  <<  18.35.195 >>   18.35.200

Exemptions.

(1) This chapter shall not apply to military or federal government employees.
(2) This chapter does not prohibit or regulate:
(a) Fitting or dispensing by students enrolled in a board-approved program who are directly supervised by a licensed hearing aid specialist, a licensed audiologist under the provisions of this chapter, or an instructor at a two-year hearing aid specialist degree program that is approved by the board;
(b) Hearing aid specialists, speech-language pathologists, or audiologists of other states, territories, or countries, or the District of Columbia while appearing as clinicians of bona fide educational seminars sponsored by speech-language pathology, audiology, hearing aid specialist, medical, or other healing art professional associations so long as such activities do not go beyond the scope of practice defined by this chapter; and
(c) The practice of audiology or speech-language pathology by persons certified by the Washington professional educator standards board as educational staff associates, except for those persons electing to be licensed under this chapter. However, a person certified by the board as an educational staff associate who practices outside the school setting must be a licensed audiologist or licensed speech-language pathologist.

NOTES:

Work group2014 c 189: See note following RCW 18.35.010.
FindingsPurposePart headings not law2006 c 263: See notes following RCW 28A.150.230.
Effective date2002 c 310: See note following RCW 18.35.010.
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