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TITLE 54
PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
CHAPTER 29
SPEECH AND HEARING SERVICES PRACTICE ACT
54-2904.  License required. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the practice or to perform or offer to practice audiology or speech-language pathology or sign language interpreting or to act as a hearing aid dealer and fitter unless such person is duly licensed in accordance with this chapter. A license issued pursuant to this chapter shall be posted in the licensee’s established place of business, or proof of licensure carried upon the person shall be presented upon demand. The proof of licensure required by this section may be produced in either paper or electronic format. Acceptable electronic formats include display of electronic images on a cellular phone or any other type of portable electronic device.
(2)  It is unlawful for any person or business entity, or its employees, agents or representatives, to use in connection with his or her name, or name of activity of the business, the words "audiologist," "audiometrist," "hearing clinician," "hearing therapist," or any other title, abbreviation or insignia indicating or implying directly or indirectly that such person, business entity, employee, agent or representative is engaged in the practice of audiology, unless such services are provided by an audiologist licensed in accordance with this chapter or lawfully exempt pursuant to section 54-2905(1)(c), Idaho Code.
(3)  It is unlawful for any person or business entity, or its employees, agents or representatives, to use in connection with his or her name, or name of activity of the business, the words "speech pathologist," "speech therapist," "speech correctionist," "speech clinician," "language therapist," "language pathologist," "voice therapist," "voice pathologist," "logopedist," "communicologist," "aphasiologist," or any other title, abbreviation or insignia indicating or implying directly or indirectly that such person, business entity, employee, agent or representative is engaged in the practice of speech-language pathology, unless such services are provided by a speech-language pathologist licensed in accordance with this chapter or lawfully exempt pursuant to section 54-2905(1)(c), Idaho Code.
(4)  It is unlawful for any person or business entity, or its employees, agents or representatives, to use in connection with his or her name, or name of activity of the business, the words "hearing aid dealer and fitter" or any other title, abbreviation or insignia indicating or implying directly or indirectly that such person, business entity, employee, agent or representative is engaged in the practice of audiology or hearing aid dealing and fitting, unless such services are provided by an audiologist or hearing aid dealer and fitter licensed in accordance with this chapter.
(5)  It is unlawful for any person or business entity, or its employees, agents or representatives, to use in connection with his or her name, or name of activity of the business, the words "sign language interpreter" or any other title, abbreviation or insignia indicating or implying directly or indirectly that such person, business entity, employee, agent or representative is engaged in the practice of sign language interpreting, unless such services are provided by a sign language interpreter licensed in accordance with this chapter.

History:
[54-2904, added 2005, ch. 277, sec. 2, p. 854; am. 2017, ch. 67, sec. 3, p. 159; am. 2019, ch. 44, sec. 1, p. 122.]


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