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Hawaii 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

This state has no licensure laws or regulations for telepractice. The absence of laws or regulations does not imply telepractice is allowed. Please contact the board for further information. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency or temporary provisions

Telesupervision State Licensure Board Laws and Regulations

This state has no laws or regulations for telesupervision of support personnel, clinical fellows, or student interns. Contact the licensure board.

Support Personnel

No regulations. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency or temporary provisions.

Clinical Fellow

No regulations. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency or temporary provisions.

Student Intern

No regulations. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency or temporary provisions.

Telepractice Reimbursement Laws and Regulations

Telepractice Private Insurance

The law is not clearly defined indicating that any health care provider and service may be covered.  It is left up to interpretation and/or will be determined by the payers.  Clinician will have to contact payer sources to determine if and how telepractice is covered.

Reference: Haw. Rev. Stat. § 431:10A-116.3 

Telepractice Medicaid

Requires the state''s Medicaid managed care and fee-for-service programs to cover services provided through telehealth. Audiology and speech-language pathology telepractice services may be covered in the schools and health care. The law is not clearly defined indicating that any health care provider and service may be covered. It is left up to interpretation and/or will be determined by the payers. Clinician will have to contact Medicaid to determine if and how telepractice is covered.

Reference: Haw. Rev. Stat. § 346-59.1 

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 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 Advocacy Team.

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