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.
Ohio allows telepractice. The provider must hold a state license and adhere to the same requirements as in-person practice.
Allowable service delivery models:
Reference: Ohio Admin. Code 4753-2-01
Persons licensed in another state with ASHA CCCs may practice for not more than one period of 30 consecutive calendar days in any year and must file a statement to the Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in advance.
Reference: Ohio Admin. Code 4753.12 Lawful practice
This state has no laws or regulations for telesupervision of support personnel, or student interns. The regulations indicate the possibility for telesupervision of support personnel and permit telesupervision for clinical fellows. Contact licensure board for clarification. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency or temporary provisions.
Reference: Ohio Admin. Code 4753-3-07
Not clearly defined.
May be allowed.
No laws or regulations identified that include audiology or speech-language pathology. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency or temporary provisions.
Ohio mandates Medicaid coverage of telepractice for audiology and speech-language pathologyservices in health care and school settings.
References: Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services, Long Term Care Services and Supports Transmittal Letter (LTVCSSTL) No. 11-15 [PDF], (see page 200), and Ohio Revised Code Rule 5160-1-18, Telehealth (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 Advocacy Team.