The Wyoming Legislature created the Board of Examiners of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in 1975 to protect the welfare of the public through regulation of the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology.  


NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT RULES AND REGULATIONS


Public notice is hereby given that the Wyoming Board of Examiners of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology intends to amend its rules.


1) These rules and regulations are to be adopted in order to implement the authority of the Wyoming Board of Examiners of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology to regulate the qualifications and standards of performance of persons practicing speech-language pathology and audiology in Wyoming and to provide for enforcement and proper administration of the provisions of the Practice Act for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.


2) Chapters 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, are being amended and Chapter 12 is being created due to changes necessitated by Enrolled Act 44, Senate. The proposed amendments update definitions, formatting, and grammar as well as add or clarify regulations for public records requests, provisional licenses, continuing education, license renewal, relicensure, reinstatement, minimum requirements for speech-language pathology aides and audiometric technicians, speech-language pathology assistant fees, disciplinary processes, and delegable duties. Chapter 12 creates the minimum requirements and clarifies the scope of practice for speech-language pathology assistants. 


3) Copies of the proposed rules in strike and underscore format may be obtained upon request from the Wyoming Board of Examiners of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 2001 Capitol Avenue, Room 104, Cheyenne, WY 82002, phone (307) 777-3628 or on the Board’s website at: http://speech.wyo.gov/rules-and-regulations.


4) The Board welcomes all comments and suggestions on these proposed rule amendments. Comments must be received in the Board office by September 13, 2017 to be considered. Any individual who comments on the rules may request that the Board provide a statement of principal reasons for overruling the individual’s comments. If requested, the statement will be issued either prior to or within thirty (30) days after the Board’s action.  Comments can be sent to greg.searls@wyo.gov.


5) A public hearing will be held by the Wyoming Board of Examiners of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology if requested by twenty-five (25) persons, by a governmental subdivision, or by an association having not less than twenty-five (25) members. Requests for a hearing should be directed to the agency at the above address by the date specified above. Notice of the hearing will be provided to all persons making a timely request therefore.


Dated the 20th day of July 2017.


Greg Searls

Executive Director

Wyoming Board of Examiners of Speech Pathology and Audiology



The Wyoming Board of Examiners of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is staffed through the Professional Licensing Boards Office, a division of A&I.