Chapter 609-13 TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Any person in this state or physically located in another state or foreign country who, using telecommunications and information technologies through which speech-language pathology information and auditory-vestibular system information or data is transmitted, performs an act that is part of a patient care service located in this state, including but not limited to any measures of speech-language pathology or auditory-vestibular system function or hearing instrument selection, fitting, or dispensing that would effect the diagnosis or treatment of the patient is engaged in the practice of speech-language pathology or audio logy in this state.
Any person who performs such acts through such means as described in Rule 609-13-.01 shall be required to have a license to practice speech-language pathology or audiology in this state and shall be subject to regulation by the Board.
No out-of-state or foreign practitioner shall have ultimate authority over the speech-language or auditory-vestibular system health care of a patient who is located in this state. Any such practitioner in this state, another state, or a foreign country shall abide by the rules of the Board.
|(1)|| This shall not
|(2)||This shall not be construed to alter the scope of practice of any health care provider or authorize the delivery of health care services in a setting or in a manner not otherwise authorized by the laws of this state.|
All persons subject to the provision of the Code section 43-44-7 shall be required to comply with all applicable requirements of the laws of this state relating to the maintenance of patient records and the confidentiality of patient information, regardless of where such speech-language pathologist or audiologist may be located and regardless of where or how the records of any patient located in this state are maintained.