(1) "Board-approved institution of higher education" means:
(a) An institution offering a program in audiology or speech-language pathology leading to a master's degree, or its equivalent, or a doctorate degree or its equivalent, that has been accredited by the council on academic accreditation in audiology and speech-language pathology, or an equivalent program.
(b) An institution offering a speech-language pathology assistant program or a speech, language, and hearing program approved by the state board for community and technical colleges, the higher education coordinating board, or an equivalent body from another state or province. This program must lead to an associate of arts or sciences degree, certificate of proficiency, or bachelor of arts or sciences degree.
(c) A board-approved institution shall integrate instruction in multicultural health as part of its basic education preparation curriculum under RCW 43.70.615
(2) "Postgraduate professional work experience" means a supervised full-time professional experience, or the part-time equivalent, as defined in these rules, involving direct patient/client contact, consultations, recordkeeping, and administrative duties relevant to a bona fide program of clinical work.
(a) "Full-time professional experience" means at least 30 hours per week over 36 weeks. Postgraduate professional work experience must be obtained over a period of at least 36 weeks. Applicants who obtain an Au.D. at a board-approved institution of higher education are considered to have met the postgraduate professional work experience requirement.
(b) "Part-time equivalent" means any of the following:
(i) 15-19 hours per week over 72 weeks;
(ii) 20-24 hours per week over 60 weeks;
(iii) 25-29 hours per week over 48 weeks.
(3) "Supervising speech-language pathologist" means a licensed speech-language pathologist or speech-language pathologist certified as an educational staff associate by the superintendent of public instruction.
(4) "Direct supervision of a speech-language pathology assistant" means the supervising speech-language pathologist is on-site and in view during the procedures or tasks.
(5) "Indirect supervision of a speech-language pathology assistant" means the procedures or tasks are performed under the speech-language pathologist's overall direction and control, but the speech-language pathologist's presence is not required during the performance of the procedures or tasks.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.35.161
, 43.70.250. WSR 10-15-093, § 246-828-025, filed 7/20/10, effective 7/26/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.35.161
. WSR 06-19-109, § 246-828-025, filed 9/20/06, effective 10/21/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.35.040
(2) and 18.35.161. WSR 98-13-109, § 246-828-025, filed 6/17/98, effective 7/18/98.]