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.
West Virginia allows telepractice. The provider must hold a state license and adhere to the same requirements as in-person practice. Other restrictions may apply.
Reference: W. VA. C.S.R. § 29-1-15 (2018)
West Virginia allows out-of-state providers to register to provide telepractice without obtaining a West Virginia license. To be eligible, audiologists and SLPs must register with the West Virginia licensing board and adhere to the following rules:
Find out more and apply for registration at the West Virginia Board of Examiners website.
This state has no specific laws or regulations for telesupervision of support personnel, clinical fellows or student interns. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency or temporary provisions.
West Virginia 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.
No laws or regulations identified that include audiology or speech-language pathology.
If a state has not established regulations on telesupervision, then contact the licensure board for further guidance and ask for written verification. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency or temporary provisions.
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.