History of Legislation
* 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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