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State Endoscopy Requirements

This information is reviewed on an annual basis. Please be advised that laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time, so always check with your state for the most up-to-date information.

If you are interested in advocating for the inclusion of endoscopy in the practice of speech-language pathology, view our Model Bill for State Licensure of Audiologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Assistants [PDF] for suggested language.

States with Specific Endoscopy Requirements

Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Virginia have laws, regulations, or policies related to the use of endoscopy for speech-language pathologists.

States that Define Swallowing

Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming define swallowing as part of the practice of speech-language pathology.

If you are interested in advocating for the inclusion of endoscopy in your state, view our Model Bill for State Licensure [PDF] for suggested language. 

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