Truly Agreed, 2015

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SCS SB 107, 2015    (Amended Section - as Truly Agreed)    

345.050. 1. To be eligible for licensure by the board by examination, each applicant shall submit the application fee and shall furnish evidence of such person's good moral and ethical character, current competence and shall:
     (1) Hold a master's or a doctoral degree from a program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or other accrediting agency approved by the board in the area in which licensure is sought;
     (2) Submit official transcripts from one or more accredited colleges or universities presenting evidence of the completion of course work and clinical practicum requirements equivalent to that required by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or other accrediting agency approved by the board; and (3) [Present written evidence of completion of clinical fellowship as defined in subdivision (4) of section 345.015 from supervisors. The experience required by this subdivision shall follow the completion of the requirements of subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection. This period of employment shall be under the direct supervision of a person who is licensed by the state of Missouri in the profession in which the applicant seeks to be licensed. Persons applying with an audiology clinical doctoral degree are exempt from this provision;
     (4)] Pass an examination promulgated or approved by the board. The board shall determine the subject and scope of the examinations.
     2. To be eligible for licensure by the board without examination, each applicant shall make application on forms prescribed by the board, submit the application fee and shall be of good moral and ethical character, submit an activity statement and meet one of the following requirements:
     (1) The board shall issue a license to any speech-language pathologist or audiologist who is licensed in another jurisdiction and who has had no violations, suspension or revocations of a license to practice speech-language pathology or audiology in any jurisdiction; provided that, such person is licensed in a jurisdiction whose requirements are substantially equal to, or greater than, Missouri at the time the applicant applies for licensure; or
     (2) Hold the certificate of clinical competence issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in the area in which licensure is sought.


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