Maine Revised Statutes

§17104. Exemptions to audiology and speech-language pathology

Nothing in this chapter may be construed as preventing or restricting: [2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §3 (NEW); 2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §5 (AFF).]

1. Hearing aid dealer and fitter.  A hearing aid dealer and fitter licensed under this chapter or the holder of a trainee permit under this chapter from the fitting of hearing aids or the testing of hearing for the purpose of fitting hearing aids;
[ 2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §3 (NEW); 2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §5 (AFF) .]
2. Individual holding valid and current credential.  An individual who holds a valid and current credential as a speech-language or hearing clinician, issued by the Department of Education, from providing services within a local educational agency or an individual employed as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist by the Federal Government, if the individual performs speech-language pathology or audiology services solely within the confines or under the jurisdiction of the organization by which that individual is employed. The individual may, without obtaining a license under this chapter, consult with or disseminate research findings and other scientific information to speech-language pathologists and audiologists outside the jurisdiction of the organization by which that individual is employed. The individual may also offer lectures to the public for a fee, monetary or other, without being licensed under this chapter. The individual may additionally elect to be subject to this chapter; or
[ 2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §3 (NEW); 2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §5 (AFF) .]
3. Physician.  A physician or osteopathic physician licensed by this State from testing, diagnosing and treating medical problems related to disorders of language, speech or hearing, nor permitting a speech-language pathologist or audiologist to practice medicine, surgery or other healing arts.
[ 2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §3 (NEW); 2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §5 (AFF) .]
4. Individual enrolled in course leading to degree. 
[ 2007, c. 695, Pt. A, §40 (RP) .]

An individual who is enrolled in a course of study leading to a degree in speech-language pathology or audiology at an accredited college or accredited university is exempt as long as such activities and services constitute a part of the course of study. [2007, c. 695, Pt. A, §39 (NEW).]

SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §3 (NEW). 2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §5 (AFF). 2007, c. 695, Pt. A, §§39, 40 (AMD).