The information below is collected from state licensure boards or regulatory agencies responsible for regulating the professions of audiology and/or speech-language pathology. The 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.
Maryland allows telepractice. The provider must hold a state license and adhere to the same requirements as in-person practice.
Reference: Md. Code, Health Occupations § 2-101
Audiologists, SLPs, and SLPAs licensed in another state may practice while their completed application for licensure is pending before the Board.
This state has no laws or regulations for telesupervision of clinical fellows or student interns. Not permitted with support personnel as they must have some direct supervision, on-site, in-view, observation, and guidance. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency or temporary provisions.
Maryland mandates coverage for telehealth in state-regulated private health plans. However, the law is not clearly defined indicating that any healthcare provider and service may be covered. It is left up to interpretation and/or will be determined by the payers. Clinicians will have to contact payer sources to determine if and how telepractice is covered.
Reference: Md. Code Ann., Insurance § 15-139
Maryland mandates Medicaid coverage of telepractice but there are limitations on applicable originating sites. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency or temporary provisions
Reference: MD Medicaid Telehealth Program, Telehealth Program Manual [PDF], updated April 2020.
If a state has not established regulations on telesupervision, then contact the licensure board for further guidance and ask for written verification.
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists should keep in mind that while a state may have passed telepractice reimbursement laws and/or regulations, this does not guarantee that payers will reimburse for these services. Learn more about considerations for audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
For further information on telepractice requirements for audiologists and speech-language pathologists, please visit these websites:
Questions regarding state advocacy issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Affairs Team.