2015 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 20 - Professional and Occupational Licensing, Certification, Title Protection and Registration. Examining Boards
Chapter 397a - Audiologists
Section 20-395a - Definitions.
As used in this section and sections 20-395b to 20-395h, inclusive:
(1) “Audiologist” means an individual who engages in the practice of audiology under any title or description of service incorporating the words audiology, audiologist, audiological, hearing clinician, hearing therapy, hearing therapist, hearing conservationist, industrial audiologist, or any similar title or description of services.
(2) “Audiology assistant” means an unlicensed individual who provides specified services under the supervision of a licensed audiologist.
(3) “Audiometric testing” means the assessment of hearing sensitivity for pure tone air conduction stimuli.
(4) “Certification from a national professional organization” means certification issued by the American Board of Audiology or the Certificate of Clinical Competence in audiology issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, or any other comparable certificate, awarded by a comparable national organization, approved by the commissioner.
(5) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Public Health.
(6) “Contact hour” means a minimum of fifty minutes of continuing education activity.
(7) “Department” means the Department of Public Health.
(8) “Registration period” means the one-year period for which a license renewed in accordance with section 19a-88 is current and valid.
(9) “Screening” means the use of test procedures, including pure tone frequency testing, for the purpose of identifying those individuals whose hearing may be at risk. Screening does not include diagnostic testing and does not employ threshold-seeking techniques.
(10) “The practice of audiology” means the application of principles, methods and procedures of measurement, testing, appraisal, prediction, consultation and counseling and the determination and use of appropriate amplification related to hearing and disorders of hearing, including fitting or selling of hearing aids, for the purpose of modifying communicative disorders involving speech, language, auditory function or other aberrant behavior leading to hearing loss.
(P.A. 09-232, S. 53.)
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