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Utah 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.

Temporary Practice for Out-of-State Providers

Nonresidents who offer services for no more than 30 days per calendar year if in cooperation with a licensed practitioner and the individual is eligible for licensure in the state.

Reference: Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Licensing Act, 58-41-4 [PDF] Exemptions from chapter (2016). (see page 4)

Telesupervision State Licensure Board Laws and Regulations

This state has no specific laws or regulations for telesupervision of support personnel, clinical fellows or student interns. The regulations define direct, indirect and general supervision. The regulations indicate the possibility for telesupervision under the definition of general supervision but it is unclear. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency or temporary provisions.

Reference: Utah Admin Code r. 156-1-102a 

Support Personnel

Not clearly defined.

Clinical Fellow

Not clearly defined.

Student Intern

Not clearly defined.

Telepractice Reimbursement Laws and Regulations

Telepractice Private Insurance

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 payer source. Clinicians will have to contact payer to determine if and how telepractice is covered. 

Reference: Utah Code §26-18-13 

Telepractice Medicaid

Utah mandates Medicaid coverage of telepractice. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency or temporary provisions.

References: Utah Admin Code 26-18-13.5 as amended by H.B. 392 (2019), Code 26-60-102 (2020)

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 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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