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Rule Proposal
Volume 40, Issue 18
Issue Date: September 15, 2008
Law and Public Safety
Division of Consumer Affairs
AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Proposed Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 13:44C
Proposed Repeal: N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.3
Proposed New Rule: N.J.A.C. 13:44C-7.2B

Rules of the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee

Authorized By: David M. Szuchman, Director, Division of Consumer Affairs.
Authority: N.J.S.A. 45:3B-24.
Calendar Reference: See Summary below for explanation of exception to calendar requirement.

Proposal Number: PRN 2008-306.
Submit written comments by November 14, 2008 to:

Renee Clark, Executive Director
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee
Division of Consumer Affairs
124 Halsey Street
PO Box 45002
Newark, New Jersey 07101

The agency proposal follows:

Summary

The Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs (the Director) in consultation with the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee (the Committee), proposes to readopt N.J.A.C. 13:44C with amendments, new rules and repeal. These rules are scheduled to expire on June 13, 2009 pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14B-5.1c. The Director and the Committee undertook a thorough review of the existing provisions of N.J.A.C. 13:44C to delete unnecessary rules and to propose new rules that the Director believes are necessary to clarify and assist in the practice of audiology and speech-language pathology. The Director believes that the rules proposed for readoption, as amended, are necessary, reasonable, understandable and responsive to the purpose for which they were originally promulgated, namely to regulate the audiology and speech-language professions in the public interest. The following summarizes each subchapter in N.J.A.C. 13:44C and amendments, new rules and repeal proposed to the existing rules. Subchapter 1 sets forth general requirements and requires licensees to notify the Director of a change in office address or telephone number. Subchapter 2 deals with administration of the Committee and the fees it charges. Subchapter 3 deals with licensure requirements. The Director proposes to amend N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.1 to include reference to the Committee's website. N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.2 sets forth the information an applicant for licensure must submit to the Committee. The Director proposes to amend this rule to permit an applicant to complete a doctoral program in order to meet the educational requirements for licensure. Since a doctoral program includes a clinical internship, an applicant who completes a doctoral program need not complete the clinical internship that graduates from master's or bachelor's degree programs are required to complete. N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.2 is further proposed for amendment to recognize that a master's or bachelor's degree completed in colleges or universities recognized by another state's department of education will qualify an applicant for licensure in New Jersey. N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.3 sets forth additional education requirements for applicants who completed the education requirements of N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.2 prior to January 1, 1993. The Director believes an individual who completed his or her education prior to January 1, 1993 would have obtained a license in New Jersey or another state by this time. The Director proposes to repeal N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.3 and require that applicants who completed a master's or bachelor's degree complete the additional education requirements of existing N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.4, which apply to applicants who completed their education after January 1, 1993. References to the date are proposed to be deleted as the requirements now apply to all master's and bachelor's degree graduates. Since the Director is repealing N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.3, this rule is proposed for recodification as N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.3. N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.5 is proposed for recodification as N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.4. This rule deals with applicants who are licensed in another state. The Director proposes to amend this rule to permit such applicants to complete a doctoral degree, master's degree or a bachelor's degree in a college or university accredited by another state's department of education in order to satisfy educational requirements. The rule is also proposed for amendment to recognize that an applicant who completed a doctoral degree has already completed the educational requirements of recodified N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.3 and a clinical internship. Such an applicant need not show that he or she has completed these requirements in order to obtain a license. Existing N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.6, requirements for clinical internships, is proposed for recodification as N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.5. Subchapter 4 deals with the renewal of licensure, the reinstatement of a suspended license and reactivation of an inactive license. Subchapter 5 deals with temporary licenses. The Director proposes to amend N.J.A.C. 13:44C-5.1 to include reference to the Committee's website. N.J.A.C. 13:44C-5.2 is proposed for amendment to clarify that a supervising licensee must hold a New Jersey license. Subchapter 6 deals with continuing education requirements. The subchapter requires licensees to complete 20 hours of continuing education every biennial period. The subchapter also establishes acceptable continuing education topics and courses and sets forth guidelines for documenting completion of continuing education credits. N.J.A.C. 13:44C-6.2 permits licensees to obtain continuing education hours by attending seminars and conferences. The Director proposes to amend this provision to permit licensees to obtain hours by attending seminars, lectures or in-service workshops. The rule is proposed for amendment to clarify that licensees will receive 15 continuing education hours for every credit of graduate course work, with a limit of 15 hours per biennial period. The rule is also proposed for amendment to permit licensees to obtain continuing education hours for reading journal articles from, or completing on-line seminars recognized by, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or the American Academy of Audiology. N.J.A.C. 13:44C-6.3 sets forth continuing education documentation requirements. The Director proposes to amend this rule to require attendees at presentations to retain a copy of the course objectives as part of their records. The rule is proposed for amendment to require licensees who read articles or complete on-line seminars to maintain certificates of completion from the entities that presented the articles or seminars. The rule is also proposed for amendment to permit licensees to document completion of certain continuing education hours by retaining a transcript from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or the American Academy of Audiology continuing education registry. N.J.A.C. 13:44C-6.6 dictates specific topics that continuing education must cover. The Director proposes to amend this rule to require that continuing education be related to the practice of audiology or speech-language pathology rather than specify particular topics. Subchapter 7 deals with the practice of licensees. It sets forth the activities an audiologist or a speech-language pathologist is authorized to perform. The subchapter also deals with businesses, which are owned by unlicensed individuals. N.J.A.C. 13:44C-7.2B is a proposed new rule, which requires a licensee to report to the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) when he or she conducts outpatient screening or audiologic testing required by N.J.A.C. 8:19-1. The rule also requires a licensee to report to DHSS if he or she confirms a permanent hearing loss. Subchapter 8 deals with professional conduct. The subchapter sets forth requirements for recordkeeping, fees for professional services and advertising. The Director proposes to amend N.J.A.C. 13:44C-8.1 to require licensee records to include, in documentation of treatment rendered, the licensee's full name and license number. Subchapter 9 deals with unlicensed practice. The subchapter sets forth acts that are deemed unlicensed practice and declares that it is unlawful for a licensee to aid or assist any person engaging in unlicensed practice. The Director is readopting subchapter 9 without amendment. Subchapter 10 deals with disciplinary actions. The subchapter sets forth standards for suspension and revocation of license and standards for the reinstatement of a license that has been revoked. The Director is proposing the readoption of Subchapter 10 without amendment. The Director has determined that the comment period for this proposal shall be 60 days; therefore, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 1:30-3.3(a)5, this proposal is excepted from the rulemaking calendar requirement.

Social Impact

The rules proposed for readoption will continue to ensure the proper practice of audiology and speech-language pathology by licensees. The rules establish practice standards and ensure that licensees remain accountable to the public, the Committee and the Director. The proposed readoption of the current rules and amendments, new rule and repeal benefit the Committee, the Director, licensees and the public by providing procedures for the orderly administration of the Committee and by establishing clear practice guidelines for licensees. Sections of the readopted and amended rules will directly impact the public. The licensure requirements of Subchapter 3 ensure that licensees are adequately prepared to provide audiology and speech-language pathology services in a safe and effective manner. The proposed amendments to N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.2 and 3.4 recognize that applicants who have completed a doctoral program are eligible for licensure. This recognition allows these highly educated licensees to provide services to consumers. N.J.A.C. 13:44C-4.1 requires that, when a licensee on inactive status wishes to return to active status, the licensee demonstrates completion of the continuing education requirements. The rule also requires that licensees who are suspended because they failed to renew licensure, maintain proficiency by completing continuing education requirements or, if a licensee has been suspended for more than five years, by passing the licensing examination. These requirements ensure that licensees who seek reinstatement are still proficient in audiology or speech-language pathology. The continuing education requirements of Subchapter 6 ensure that licensees maintain proficiency in audiology and speech-language pathology. The proposed amendments to N.J.A.C. 13:44C-6.2 permit licensees to obtain continuing education credits by reading journal articles and by completing on-line courses. These amendments will benefit licensees by making it easier for them to obtain continuing education credits and will lead to licensees with broader knowledge bases, which will benefit consumers who use the services of such licensees. The scope of practice criteria set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:44C-7.1 and 7.2 clearly indicate, for licensees and the public, what services a licensee can safely and effectively provide. N.J.A.C. 13:44C-7.3 requires that, when an unlicensed individual has a business interest in a company that is providing audiology or speech-language pathology services, only a licensee provides direct clinical services for patients. This ensures that consumers always receive services from licensees, no matter the ownership structure of the company offering the services. Proposed new rule N.J.A.C. 13:44C-7.2B indicates when licensees are required to report to the Department of Health and Senior Services. This will benefit licensees, who otherwise may not be aware of these reporting responsibilities. Subchapter 8 contains several rules that specifically protect consumers. The rules in this subchapter require that licensees maintain accurate records and properly calibrate audiometric test equipment. These rules also prevent licensees from charging inappropriate fees or from advertising in a false, fraudulent, misleading or deceptive manner. Subchapter 9 protects consumers by prohibiting unlicensed individuals from providing audiology or speech-language pathology services or identifying themselves as licensees.

Economic Impact

Some of the rules proposed for readoption with amendments, new rule or repeal will have an economic impact on applicants for licensure and licensees. N.J.A.C. 13:44C-1.1 requires licensees to inform the Committee of any changes to their address of record or telephone number. The cost of informing the Committee will continue to be borne by licensees. N.J.A.C. 13:44C-2.2 sets forth the fees that the Committee assesses for services rendered to its licensees. The fee schedule has an economic impact on licensees and applicants for licensure by establishing fees that they have to pay in order for the Committee to be self-funding and in compliance with N.J.S.A. 45:1-3.2. Subchapter 3 imposes costs on applicants for licensure. These individuals must bear the cost of preparing and submitting an application for licensure, completing the educational and clinical internship requirements and taking the licensing examination. While the Committee does not charge for the examination, the applicant must pay a fee to the Education Testing Service. N.J.A.C. 13:44C-4.1 imposes costs on licensees by requiring that all licensees renew licensure biennially. Further costs are imposed on licensees who allow their license to expire, if they wish to have licensure reinstated. N.J.A.C. 13:44C-5.2 imposes costs on applicants for temporary licensure. These applicants bear the costs of preparing the application that must be submitted to the Committee. Subchapter 6 imposes costs on licensees since they will have to pay a fee for the continuing education courses that N.J.S.A. 45:3B-18 and this rule require them to take. The Committee, however, does not impose nor control the fees for such courses and is unable to estimate what cost the sponsors will impose. The proposed amendments to N.J.A.C. 13:44C-6.3 set forth how licensees shall document completion of new avenues for continuing education. The cost of maintaining this documentation will be borne by licensees. N.J.A.C. 13:44C-8.1 requires licensees to maintain patient records. The cost of preparing and maintaining these records is borne by the licensee. N.J.A.C. 13:44C-8.2 imposes costs on licensees by requiring licensees to calibrate audiometric test equipment annually and to maintain documentation of such calibration. N.J.A.C. 13:44C-8.4 requires licensees to provide a written fee schedule to patients upon request. The cost of providing this fee schedule is borne by licensees. N.J.A.C. 13:44C-8.5 requires licensees to maintain copies of printed advertisements and video or audio tapes for three years. The cost of maintaining these copies is borne by the licensee.

Federal Standards Statement

A Federal standards statement is not required because there are no Federal standards or requirements applicable to the subject matters of the rules proposed for readoption with amendments, a new rule and repeal.

Jobs Impact

The Director does not believe that the proposed readoption of N.J.A.C. 13:44C with amendments, a new rule and repeal will result in an increase or decrease in the number of jobs in this State.

Agriculture Industry Impact

The Director does not believe that the rules proposed for readoption with amendments, a new rule and repeal will have any impact on the agriculture industry of this State.

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Since the holders of audiology and speech-language pathology licensees are individually licensed by the Committee, under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (the Act), N.J.S.A. 52:14B-16 et seq., they may be considered "small businesses" for the purposes of the Act. The rules proposed for readoption with amendments, repeal and a new rule will have the same economic impact on small businesses as they have on all businesses as detailed in the Economic Impact statement above. The Director does not believe that licensees will need to employ professional services in order to comply with the rules. The rules proposed for readoption with amendments, repeal and a new rule impose compliance, reporting and recordkeeping requirements as detailed in the Summary above. As the compliance, reporting and recordkeeping requirements contained in the rules proposed for readoption and amendments, repeal and new rule are necessary to adequately regulate licensees and protect consumers who use their services, the Director believes that the rules must be uniformly applied to all licensees and no exemptions are provided based on the size of the licensee's business.

Smart Growth Impact Statement

The Director does not anticipate that the rules proposed for readoption with amendments, repeal and a new rule will have any impact on the achievement of smart growth and implementation of the State Development and Redevelopment Plan, otherwise known as the State Plan.

Housing Affordability Impact

The rules proposed for readoption with amendments, repeal and a new rule will have an insignificant impact on affordable housing in New Jersey and there is an extreme unlikelihood that the rules would evoke a change in the average costs associated with housing because the rules concern the licensure and regulation of audiologists and speech-language pathologists.

Smart Growth Development Impact

The rules proposed for readoption with amendments, repeal and a new rule will have an insignificant impact on smart growth development and there is an extreme unlikelihood that the rules would evoke a change in housing production in Planning Areas 1 or 2 or within designated centers under the State Development and Redevelopment Plan in New Jersey because the rules concern the licensure and regulation of audiologists and speech-language pathologists.

Full text of the rules proposed for readoption may be found in the New Jersey Administrative Code at N.J.A.C. 13:44C.

Full text of the proposed amendments, new rule and repeal follows (additions indicated in boldface thus; deletions indicated in brackets [thus]):

SUBCHAPTER 3. REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE AS AUDIOLOGIST OR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

13:44C-3.1 Application forms

(a) Applications for licensure may be obtained at the office of the Advisory Committee, 124 Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey 07101. The Committee's mailing address is Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee, Post Office Box 45002, Newark, New Jersey 07101. The Committee's website is http://www.nj.gov/oag/ca/medical/audiology.htm.

(b) (No change.)

13:44C-3.2 Requirements for licensure

(a) An applicant for licensure shall submit to the Committee proof that the applicant has:

1. Graduated from:

i. A doctoral degree program in the area of audiology, speech-language pathology, or both, accredited by either the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or the Accreditation Council for Audiology Education of the American Academy of Audiology. The college or university awarding the degree shall be recognized by either the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education or another state's department of education;

[i.] ii. A master's degree program in the area of audiology, speech-language pathology, or both, at an accredited college or university recognized by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, or another state's department of education, which meets the educational requirements of N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.3 [or 3.4]; or

[ii.] iii. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, or another state's department of education, and 42 post-baccalaureate semester hours acceptable toward a master's degree at a college or university recognized by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, or another state's department of education. Of these 42 hours, at least 30 shall be in the area of speech-language pathology or audiology and at least 21 shall be obtained from a single college or university. No more than six hours may be in courses that provide credit for clinical practice. The bachelor's degree and post-baccalaureate hours shall meet the educational requirements of N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.3 [or 3.4]; and

[2. Completed a clinical internship, in accordance with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.6, in either audiology, speech-language pathology, or both, as appropriate; and]

[3.] 2. (No change in text.)

(b) An applicant who completed a master's degree or bachelor's degree pursuant to (a)1ii or iii above shall also complete a clinical internship, in accordance with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.5, in either audiology, speech-language pathology, or both, as appropriate.

[13:44C-3.3 Additional education requirements: education obtained prior to January 1, 1993

(a) Applicants who completed the educational requirements of N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.2(a)1 prior to January 1, 1993, shall complete 60 hours of academic credit dealing with the normal aspects of human communication, development and disorders thereof and clinical techniques for evaluation and management of such disorders. The 60 hours of academic credit shall consist of:

1. At least 12 hours in courses that pertain to normal development and normal functions of speech, language and hearing processes;

2. At least 30 hours in courses related to communication disorders and information about, and training in, evaluation and management of speech, language and hearing disorders. At least 24 of these 30 semester hours shall be in courses in the area, either audiology or speech-language pathology, for which the license is requested, and at least six hours shall be in the area, either audiology or speech-language pathology, in which the applicant will not be licensed. No more than six semester hours may be in courses that provide credit for clinical practice obtained during academic training; and

3. Eighteen hours in any field, which may include courses that are related to the clinical practice of audiology or speech-language pathology.

(b) Thirty of the required 60 hours shall be in courses that could be credited toward a graduate degree by the college or university in which they are taken. At least 21 of these 30 hours shall be within the hours required by (a)2 above.

(c) Applicants who obtained their master's degree prior to January 1, 1993, shall also complete 300 clock hours of supervised clinical experience with individuals who present a variety of communication disorders. This clinical experience shall be obtained within the educational institution in which the applicant is receiving training, or in one of its cooperating programs.]

13:44C-[3.4]3.3 Additional education requirements[: education obtained on or after January 1, 1993]

(a) Applicants who completed the educational requirements of N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.2(a)1ii or iii [on or after January 1, 1993,] shall complete 75 hours of academic credit dealing with the normal aspects of human communication, development and disorders thereof and clinical techniques for evaluation and management of such disorders. The 75 hours of academic credit shall consist of:

1.-3. (No change.)

(b) Applicants who [obtained their master's degree on or after January 1, 1993,] completed the educational requirements of N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.2(a)1ii or iii shall also complete 25 clock hours of supervised observation of the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with disorders of speech, language or hearing.

(c) Applicants who [obtained their master's degree on or after January 1, 1993,] completed the educational requirements of N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.2(a)1ii or iii shall also complete 350 clock hours of supervised clinical experience with individuals who present a variety of communication disorders. This supervised clinical experience shall be obtained within the educational institution in which the applicant is receiving training, or in one of its cooperating programs. No more than 25 of the 350 clock hours may be obtained from participation in situations in which evaluation, treatment and/or recommendations are discussed or formulated, with or without the client present.

13:44C-[3.5]3.4 Licensure without examination due to licensure in another state

(a) (No change.)

(b) An applicant for licensure qualified pursuant to (a) above shall submit to the Committee proof that the applicant has:

1. Graduated from:

i. A doctoral degree program in the area of audiology, speech-language pathology, or both, accredited by either the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or the Accreditation Council for Audiology Education of the American Academy of Audiology. The college or university awarding the degree shall be recognized by either the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education or another state's department of education;

[i.] ii. A master's degree program in the area of audiology, speech-language pathology, or both, at [an accredited] a college or university recognized by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education or another state's department of education; or

[ii] iii. A bachelor's degree from [an accredited] a college or university recognized by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, or another state's department of education, and 42 post-baccalaureate semester hours acceptable toward a master's degree. Of these 42 post-baccalaureate hours, at least 30 shall be in the area of speech-language pathology or audiology and at least 21 shall be obtained from a single college or university. No more than six hours may be in courses that provide credit for clinical practice; and

[2. Met the educational requirements of N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.3 or 3.4;

3. Completed a clinical internship, in accordance with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.6, in either audiology, speech-language pathology, or both, as appropriate; and]

[4.] 2. Holds a current license in a state, which has standards substantially equivalent to those of New Jersey.

(c) An applicant who completed a master's degree or bachelor's degree pursuant to (b)1ii or iii above shall also:

1. Meet the educational requirements of N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.3; and

2. Complete a clinical internship, in accordance with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.5, in either audiology, speech-language pathology, or both, as appropriate.

13:44C-[3.6]3.5 (No change in text.)

SUBCHAPTER 5. APPLICANTS FOR TEMPORARY LICENSURE AS AUDIOLOGIST OR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

13:44C-5.1 Applications

(a) Applications for temporary licensure may be obtained at the Office of the Advisory Committee, 124 Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey 07101. The mailing address is Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Committee, Post Office Box 45002, Newark, New Jersey 07101. The Committee's website is http://www.nj.gov/oag/ca/medical/audiology.htm.

(b) (No change.)

13:44C-5.2 Requirements for temporary licensure

(a) (No change.)

(b) An individual who requires a temporary license in order to commence a clinical internship shall submit to the Committee:

1. (No change.)

2. A supervision plan signed by the applicant and supervisor licensed in New Jersey;

3. (No change.)

4. Proof that the applicant has met the educational requirements of N.J.A.C. 13:44C-3.3 [or 3.4].

SUBCHAPTER 6. CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

13:44C-6.2 Allocation of credit

(a) (No change.)

(b) Credit for all Continuing Professional Education will be granted as follows for each two-year period:

1.-3. (No change.)

4. Attendance at seminars [and conferences], lectures or in-service workshops: one hour per contact hour.

5. (No change.)

6. Successful completion of graduate course work taken beyond that required for professional license: [one hour per contact hour] 15 hours per course credit, up to a maximum of 15 hours.

7. Reading journal articles from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or the American Academy of Audiology, one hour per article, up to a maximum of six hours.

8. Successful completion of on-line seminars recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or the American Academy of Audiology; one hour for each hour of the seminar, up to a maximum of 10 hours.

(c) (No change.)

13:44C-6.3 Documentation of continuing education credits

(a)-(b) (No change.)

(c) The licensee shall verify individual activities by retaining the following:

1. (No change.)

2. For presentations, copies of the program, syllabus, course outlines, course objectives and bibliographies; [and]

3. For teaching appointments, copies of the syllabus, bibliography, course outline and verification from the academic institution that the course was not previously taught by the licensee[.]; and

4. For reading articles and completing on-line seminars, certificates of completion from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or the American Academy of Audiology.

(d) A licensee may document completion of continuing education programs, self-assessment home study courses, reading journal articles or on-line seminars through a transcript from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or the American Academy of Audiology continuing education registry.

Recodify existing (d) and (e) as (e) and (f) (No change in text.)

13:44C-6.6 Subjects; sponsors

(a) Acceptable Continuing Professional Education shall be [in any of the following areas: anatomy and physiology relative to communication; human development; human communication; identification, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders; acoustical or electrical science relative to communication disorders; health administration relative to communication disorders] related to the practice of audiology or speech-language pathology.

(b) (No change.)

SUBCHAPTER 7. AUTHORIZED PRACTICE

13:44C-7.2B Reporting to Department of Health and Senior Services

(a) Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 8:19-1.10, a licensee who conducts outpatient screening or audiologic testing required by N.J.A.C. 8:19-1.9 on an infant shall complete the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services' Newborn Hearing Follow-up Report form, submit the report to the Department of Health and Senior Services and report the results of the testing to the infant's primary care provider within 10 days of the test being performed.

(b) Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 8:19-1.11, when a licensee confirms a permanent hearing loss he or she shall complete and submit to New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services:

1. A Newborn Hearing Follow-up Report form, for children up to 36 months old; and

2. A Special Child Health Services Registration form, for children up through 21 years of age.

SUBCHAPTER 8. STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

13:44C-8.1 Recordkeeping

(a) Licensees shall maintain written, contemporaneous patient records, which include:

1.-2. (No change.)

3. Dated [and signed] documentation of each treatment rendered, which contains the licensee's full name and license number;

4.-8. (No change.)

(b)-(d) (No change.)

   
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