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 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.
No permanent rules. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency provisions.
Telesupervision is permitted for speech-language pathology clinical fellows. This state has no laws or regulations for telesupervision for audiology clinical fellows, support personnel, or student interns. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency or temporary provisions.
Permitted for speech-language pathology; there are no regulations for audiology.
Reference: Mich. Admin. Code r. 338.615
Telepractice Private InsuranceMichigan 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.
References: Mich. Comp. Laws § 500.3476, Mich. Comp. Laws § 333.16283
The law includes audiology and speech-language pathology services in school based settings.
Reference: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released a Medical Services Administration bulletin, number 1518-SBS [PDF]
Note: The agency released a bulletin to establish policy regarding telepractice for speech-language and audiology services provided within the School Based Services (SBS). program effective July 1, 2015.
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