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.