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Sunset Speech-language Pathology Practice Act

Concerning continuation of the regulation of speech-language pathologists by the director of the division of professions and occupations, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations of the 2016 sunset report of the department of regulatory agencies.
2017 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

Sunset Process - Senate Health and Human Services


The bill implements the recommendations of the sunset review and report on the certification of speech-language pathologists through the department of regulatory agencies by:

  • Extending the automatic termination date of the 'Speech-language Pathology Practice Act' to September 1, 2022, pursuant to the sunset law ( sections 1 and 2 of the bill); and
  • Removing references to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ( sections 3 and 4 of the bill).
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details