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.
Kentucky allows telepractice. The provider must hold a state license and adhere to the same requirements as in-person practice:
Reference: 201 Ky. Admin. Regs 17:110 [PDF].
Audiologists or SLPs from another state that meet Kentucky qualifications and requirements, but are unlicensed, may perform services for up to 5 days.
Reference: Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. 334A.040. Exemptions, (see paragraph #6).
This state has no laws or regulations for telesupervision of support personnel, clinical fellows or student interns. The regulations indicate the possibility for some telesupervision of clinical fellows under other monitoring activities, however, it is unclear. Contact licensure board for clarification. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency or temporary provisions
Reference: 201 Ky. Admin. Regs 17:011.1(6)(c) [PDF]
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 Advocacy Team.