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.
Texas allows telepractice. The provider must hold a state license and adhere to the same requirements as in-person practice. Other restrictions apply. Notification of telehealth services shall also be provided to the client, the guardian, the caregiver, and the multi-disciplinary team, if appropriate. The notification shall include, but not be limited to: the right to refuse telehealth services, options for service delivery.
Reference: 16 Tex. Admin. Code § 111.21
No permanent rules. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency provisions.
Telesupervision is permitted for support personnel under indirect or direct supervision. Telesupervision is permitted for student interns under indirect supervision, not under direct supervision. There are no rules or regulations for clinical fellows, contact the licensure board.
Refernce: 16 Tex. Admin. Code § 111.2
Texas law requires state-regulated private insurance plans to cover health care services delivered via telehealth to be covered to the same extent as in-person services. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency or temporary provisions.
Texas mandates coverage for speech-language pathology in school-based setting. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency or temporary provisions.
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.