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1960's

Florida - 1969


1970's

Kentucky - 1972
Louisiana - 1972
Maryland - 1972
Virginia - 1972
Delaware - 1973
Missouri - 1973
Oklahoma - 1973
Oregon - 1973
Rhode Island - 1973
Tennessee - 1973
California - 1974
Connecticut - 1974
Georgia - 1974
Hawaii - 1974
South Carolina - 1974
Alabama - 1975
Arkansas - 1975
Maine - 1975
Mississippi - 1975
Montana - 1975
North Carolina - 1975
North Dakota - 1975
Ohio - 1975
Utah - 1975
Wyoming – 1975
New York- 1976
Indiana - 1977
Iowa - 1977
Nebraska - 1978

Nevada - 1979

1980's

New Mexico - 1981
Massachusetts - 1983
Texas - 1983
New Jersey - 1984
Pennsylvania - 1984
Alaska (AUD) - 1986
Illinois - 1989

1990's

Wisconsin - 1990
Kansas - 1991
Minnesota - 1991*
New Hampshire - 1992
West Virginia - 1992
Arizona - 1996
Colorado - 1996**
Washington - 1996***
South Dakota - 1997

2000's

Alaska (SLP) - 2000
Vermont - 2002
Michigan (AUD) – 2004
Idaho - 2006
D.C. - 2006
Michigan (SLP) – 2009
South Dakota – 2012****
Colorado (SLP) - 2012*****
Vermont – 2015******
 

*      Minnesota initially regulated through registration but enacted licensure in 2003.
**     Colorado also initially regulated audiology through registration but enacted licensure in 2007.
***    In 1996, Washington passed legislation for voluntary licensure and in 2002, for mandatory licensure.
****   The law establishing licensure for speech-language pathology in South Dakota was enacted July 1, 2012.  Licensure in SD for audiology was established in 1997.
*****  The law enacting regulation of SLP through certification in Colorado was enacted in 2012.      
****** Separate Practice Acts were enacted September 1, 2015 for SLPs, and for Audiologists & Hearing Aid Dispensers, with responsibility transferring from the Agency of Education to the Secretary of State’s Office of Professional Regulation. Vermont’s 2002 practice act did not include hearing aid dispensers.

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