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.
This state has licensure laws and or regulations allowing telepractice. The provider must hold a state license and adhere to the same requirements as in-person practice and do the following:
Reference: Alaska Department of Commerce Community and Economic Development, Order Adopting Changes to 12 AAC 07, Audiologists, Speech-Language Pathologists and Speech-Language Pathologist Assistants (October 2019).
The state may issue a temporary license to audiologists licensed in another state for up to 30 days. The state may issue a temporary license to SLPs licensed in another state up to 60 days.
Reference: Alaska Department of Commerce Community and Economic Development, Statutes and Regulations Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dealers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant (Sec. 08.11.020 – Sec. 08.11.025).
The following fees are established for registration under AS 44.33.381 (telemedicine business registry) for businesses performing telemedicine services in this state; (1) initial registration fee, $50; (2) fee to report changes in the information on the initial registration, $50.
Reference: Alaska Admin Code tit. 12 §02.106 [PDF]
Telesupervision is permitted for support personnel with direct and indirect supervision. Direct supervision means that the supervisor is on-site or available by real-time electronic means and may include demonstration, coaching, and observation. Indirect supervision means supervision by telephone or intermittent on-site visits.
Reference: Alaska Stat. § 08.11.200 (Sec. 08.11.042 - 08.11.045) [PDF]
No permanent laws or regulations identified that include audiology or speech-language pathology. However, check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency or temporary provisions.
The law includes reimbursement for audiology and speech-language pathology services. Alaska will pay for medical services provided through telepractice as an alternative to traditional methods of delivery services to Medicaid recipients. To be eligible, a Medicaid provider must comply with the following:
Reference: Alaska Admin Code tit. 7 §110.620
If a state has not established regulations on supervision or 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.