Supervision

Supervisees / Licensees must submit a Supervision Agreement Form within thirty (30) days of application or employment. If there is a change in supervisors, the Supervisee must complete another Supervision Agreement Form and turn it in to the Board within thirty (30) days of such change. Licensees may only be supervised by a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist who holds a current, unsuspended, unrevoked license in accordance with Act 892.

Supervisees / Licensees should complete all supervision requirements consistent with the license held and immediately thereafter submit appropriate supervision forms to the board office along with a written request for a license upgrade. Supervisees must remain in supervision until their license is upgraded.

LBESPA does not specify a minimum amount of supervision per work setting. Weekly, quarterly, or annual supervision may be obtained in either work setting but some supervision must occur in all work settings.

Supervision Requirements by License Type:

Provisional Speech-Language Pathologist

Rules, Regulations and Procedures Rule 125.

LSA-R.s.37:2650-2666 requires that all individuals holding a Provisional/Restricted Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology License have a minimum of 4 on-site, in-view supervision activities. The remaining activities may be alternative activities for a total of 12 monitoring activities per year by an individual holding a Speech-Language Pathology License in accordance with the Board's Rules, Regulations and Procedures.

Completion of supervision requirements for the ASHA Clinical Fellowship (CF) does not release the licensee from the supervision mandates imposed by his/her current level of licensure.

The Supervision Form 100 is required to be completed and submitted at the time of annual license renewal and upgrade.

 

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Rules, Regulations and Procedures Rule 127.

LSA-R.S.37:2650-2666 mandates that all individuals holding the Speech-Language Pathology License for one clock hour of on-site, in-view supervision and one clock hour of alternative methods supervision each week in accordance with the Board's Rules, Regulations and Procedures. It is the Supervisee's responsibility to submit supervision forms to the Board's office in accordance with the Rules and Regulations.

Section 127 I.3 states, "If circumstances prohibit a supervisor from completing the minimum supervision requirements in a given week, the remaining supervision may be completed the following week in conjunction with the required supervision hours for that week." The supervision may also be done by another speech-language pathologist.

The Supervision Form 200 should be filled out every time that supervision occurs. Supervisors should review the Form before signing to verify that the supervision documented matches the supervision that actually took place.

Duties within and outside the scope of a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant can be found in the Rules, Regulations and Procedures Rule 117.

 

 

Provisional Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Rules, Regulations and Procedures Rule 127

Section 127 of the Rules, Regulations and Procedures require "A minimum of three (3) clock hours of on-site, in-view supervision, and two (2) clock hours of alternative supervision methods shall be completed each week for each Provisional Speech-Language Pathology Assistant licensee working full time." There are no exceptions to this rule.

The Supervision Form 200 should be filled out every time that supervision occurs. Supervisors should review the Form before signing to verify that the supervision documented matches the supervision that actually took place.

Duties within and outside the scope of a Provisional Speech-Language Pathology Assistants can be found in the Rules, Regulations and Procedures Rule 117.