Our practice law allows for telepractice by Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists as follows:
1. A person who engages in the practice of audiology or speech-language pathology by telepractice within this State and is a resident of this State or provides services by telepractice to any person in this State must:
(a) Hold a license to engage in the practice of audiology or speech-language pathology, as applicable, in this State;
(b) Be knowledgeable and competent in the technology used to provide services by telepractice;
(c) Only use telepractice to provide services for which delivery by telepractice is appropriate;
(d) Provide services by telepractice that, as determined by the Board, are substantially equivalent in quality to services provided in person;
(e) Document any services provided by telepractice in the record of the person receiving the services; and
(f) Comply with the provisions of this chapter and any regulations adopted pursuant thereto.
2. As used in this section, “telepractice” means engaging in the practice of audiology or speech-language pathology using equipment that transfers information electronically, telephonically or by fiber optics.
Per NRS 637B.244 above, an out-of-state practitioner would need to obtain a Nevada license if they:
1. Are a Nevada resident / moving to Nevada ~ OR ~ 2. Are providing telehealth services to a Nevada resident.
Nevada does not participate in an interstate licensing compact/reciprocity agreement with any other state, so those wishing to obtain licensure may consider either a Standard or Temporary license, depending on their needs.
School-based SLPs are encouraged to contact the Nevada Department of Education regarding telehealth guidelines as they have separate licensure requirements for SLPs in the school setting.
No waivers to our practice laws or regulations related to telepractice have been made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.