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.
New York allows telepractice. The provider must hold a state license and adhere to the same requirements as in-person practice.
Persons licensed in another state can provide services in NY for no more than 30 days per calendar year and under the supervision of or in conjunction with a New York licensee.
Reference: N.Y. ISC Law §3217. Exempt persons.
This state has no laws or regulations for telesupervision. Contact licensure board for guidance. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency or temporary provisions.
Mandates coverage for telehealth in state-regulated private health plans. However, tThe 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.
New York mandates Medicaid coverage for telepractice. The law includes audiology and speech-language pathology services in health care settings.
Citation: N.Y. PBH Law §29-G.
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 Advocacy Team.