Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 48
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-48-10

§ 5-48-10. Persons and practices exempted.

The provisions of this chapter do not apply to:

(1) A qualified person licensed, registered, certified, or credentialed in this state under any other law who is practicing the profession or business for which he or she is licensed, registered, certified, or credentialed, in the setting for which the licensure, registration, certification, or credential pertains and performs services within their authorized scope of practice.

(2) This chapter specifically excludes those persons who commercially fit and sell hearing aids; provided, that those persons do not receive a separate or additional fee for testing or interpreting tests of hearing; and provided, that those persons do not represent themselves as audiologists as defined in this chapter. This subsection does not preclude remuneration for any other service offered solely in conjunction with the fitting or maintaining of a hearing aid.

(3) No one shall be exempt under subsection (1) for that portion of his or her time spent as a private practitioner. If he or she performs any work as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist for which a fee may be paid by the recipient of the service as part of a private practice apart from his or her position with the government, a license must be held.

History of Section.
P.L. 1973, ch. 143, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 329, § 1.