Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 48
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-48-6

§ 5-48-6. Licensure and regulation of speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

(a) Licensure shall be granted in either speech-language pathology or audiology independently. A person may be licensed in both areas if he or she meets the respective qualifications.

(b) No person shall practice as, advertise as, or use the title of speech pathologist or audiologist as defined in § 5-48-1 in this state unless he or she is licensed in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the state.

(c) Registered speech-language pathologists or audiologists may render services under the terms and provisions of the workers’ compensation and rehabilitation laws.

(d) A provisional license for the clinical fellow (defined in § 5-48-1(b)(4)) shall be required in speech-language pathology for that period of postgraduate professional experience as required in § 5-48-7.1. A provisional license shall authorize an individual to practice speech-language pathology solely in connection with the completion of the supervised postgraduate professional experience.

History of Section.
P.L. 1973, ch. 143, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 329, § 1; P.L. 1998, ch. 366, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 33, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 39, § 1; P.L. 2019, ch. 308, art. 1, § 23.