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§ 90‑293.  Definitions.

As used in this Article,unless the context otherwise requires:

(1)        "Audiologist"means any person who engages in the practice of audiology. A person is deemedto be an audiologist if he offers services to the public under any titleincorporating the terms of "audiology," "audiologist,""audiological," "hearing clinic," "hearingclinician," "hearing therapist," or any similar title ordescription of service.

(2)        "Board"means the Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists andAudiologists.

(3)        "License"means a license issued by the Board under the provisions of this Article,including a temporary license.

(4)        "Person"means an individual, organization, or corporate body, except that onlyindividuals can be licensed under this Article.

(5)        "Speech andlanguage pathologist" means any person who represents himself or herselfto the public by title or by description of services, methods, or procedures asone who evaluates, examines, instructs, counsels, or treats persons sufferingfrom conditions or disorders affecting speech and language or swallowing. Aperson is deemed to be a speech and language pathologist if the person offerssuch services under any title incorporating the words "speechpathology," "speech pathologist," "speech correction,""speech correctionist," "speech therapy," "speechtherapist," "speech clinic," "speech clinician,""language pathologist," "language therapist," "logopedist,""communication disorders," "communicologist," "voicetherapist," "voice pathologist," or any similar title ordescription of service.

(6)        "The practiceof audiology" means the application of principles, methods, and proceduresof measurement, testing, evaluation, prediction, consultation, counseling,instruction, habilitation, or rehabilitation related to hearing and vestibulardisorders for the purpose of identifying, preventing, ameliorating, ormodifying such disorders and conditions in individuals or groups ofindividuals. For the purpose of this subdivision, the words "habilitation"and "rehabilitation" shall include auditory training, speech reading,aural rehabilitation, hearing aid use evaluation and recommendations, andfabrication of earmolds and similar accessories for clinical testing purposes.

(7)        "The practiceof speech and language pathology" means the application of principles,methods, and procedures for the measurement, testing, evaluation, prediction,counseling, treating, instruction, habilitation, or rehabilitation related tothe development and disorders of speech, voice, language, and swallowing forthe purpose of identifying, preventing, ameliorating, or modifying suchdisorders.

(8)        Repealed by SessionLaws 1987, c. 665, s. 1.

(9)        "Accreditedcollege or university" means an institution of higher learning accreditedby the Southern Association of Colleges and Universities, or accredited by asimilarly recognized association of another locale. (1975, c. 773, s. 1; 1987, c.665, s. 1; 2007‑436, s. 1.)