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Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board Rules & Statutes
Oregon Revised Statutes - Chapter 681 - Hearing and Speech Professionals

ORS 681 (2013 Version) 

Oregon Revised Statutes are laws passed by the Oregon Legislature and signed by the Governor. ORS 681 regulates the professions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in Oregon, through professional licensure. ORS 681 establishes a Board appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. 

The Board’s mission is to protect the public as it relates to the SLP and audiology professions.  To do so, it is authorized to establish qualifications for initial and continued licensure of SLPs, SLPAs, and audiologists, and to establish professional and ethical standards.  These standards are maintained through the Board’s work in investigating complaints and compliance issues, and issuing appropriate disciplinary actions if Board laws and rules are violated.

Oregon Administrative Rules - Chapter 335

OAR 335

Oregon Administrative Rules, Chapter 335, implements the legal authority granted to the Board by statute.  The primary statutes implemented are ORS 681 (BSPA) and ORS 676 (Health Professions Generally); however, Board operations are also governed by other statewide statutes and rules. 
OAR 335 outlines licensing requirements, processes, and fees for specific license types; professional and ethical standards; professional development (continuing education); SLPA supervision; and other regulations for the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology. 
OARs are drafted and approved by the Board after a public process that is prescribed by state law.  When revisions are drafted, interested parties (including licensees, professional associations, news outlets, and legislators) are informed of the proposed changes, and formal comments are solicited.  The Board takes these comments into consideration before voting on final rule language.   




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