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Oklahoma Telepractice Requirements for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists

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.

Telepractice State Licensure Board Requirements

Oklahoma allows telepractice. The provider must hold a state license and adhere to the same requirements as in-person practice.

Reference: Okla. Admin. Code § 690:10-3-9

Temporary Practice for Out-of-State Providers

A nonresident may practice up to 7 days in any calendar year if the person's education/experience is substantially equivalent to state requirements.

Reference: Okla. Admin. Code. §59-1604 License required - Exceptions and exemptions. [PDF] (see page 5)

Telesupervision State Licensure Board Laws and Regulations

This state allows for telesupervision of support personnel andclinical fellows.  or student interns.   Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency or temporary provisions.

Reference: Title 690-10-5-8, Direct supervision required, and Title 690-10-7-3, Supervision required, Okla. Admin. Code. [PDF] (see page 18)

Support Personnel

Allowed with some restrictions.

Clinical Fellow

Allowed with some restrictions.

Student Intern

Unclear.

Telepractice Reimbursement Laws and Regulations

Telepractice Private Insurance

Oklahoma 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: Okla. Stat. tit. 36 § 6803, as amended by SB 674 (2021) 

Telepractice Medicaid

Oklahoma mandates Medicaid coverage of telepractice for audiology and speech-language pathologyservices in health care and school settings, with some restrictions. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency or temporary provisions.

Reference: Okla. Admin. Code §317:30-3-27, Telehealth, as amended by SB 674 (2021) 

ASHA Guidance

Telepractice State Licensure

  • Obtain a license from the state in which you reside and verify the requirements from the state in which the patient/client resides, which may include in-state licensure.   If a state has not established regulations on telepractice, then contact the licensure board for further guidance, and ask for written verification
  • It is the responsibility of the clinician to review the regulations on the state licensure board website in their entirety and regularly for updates or changes.

Telesupervision

If a state has not established regulations on telesupervision, then contact the licensure board for further guidance and ask for written verification.

Reimbursement for Telepractice Services

 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.

Resources

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.

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