§ 45.301. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Assistant—An individual who works under the direction and supervision of a licensed audiologist or speech-language pathologist and who meets the requirements in this subchapter.

   Direct onsite supervision—The physical presence of a licensed audiologist or speech-language pathologist in the facility or location where the assistant is working who is immediately available to exercise supervision, direction and control.

   Interpreter—An individual whose sole function is to translate or to facilitate communication between persons via oral, cued speech, manual, total communication or written modes. For purposes of this subchapter, an interpreter is not considered an assistant.

   Task—Work assigned or carried out as a part or subcomponent of the assistant’s duties.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  45.301 amended under sections 5(2) and (7), 7(d)(1), 8(a) and 8.1 of the Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Licensure Act (63 P.S. § §  1705(2) and (7), 1707(d)(1), 1708(a) and 1708.1); and section 810(a)(3) and (7) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  279.1(a)(3) and (7)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  45.301 amended July 14, 2017, effective July 15, 2017, 47 Pa.B. 3814. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (375025).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  45.305 (relating to functions and duties of assistants).



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