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File a Complaint

Formal complaints may be filed with our Board against a speech-language pathologist, audiologist, or hearing aid specialist or other individual, agency or organization for violations of the Nevada speech-language pathology, audiology and hearing aid dispensing law and regulations: NRS Chapter 637B and NAC Chapter 637B.

Download the Complaint Form & Medical Records Release Please submit the complete Complaint packet to the Board office via mail, email, or fax. 

Who May File a Complaint

Anyone who believes a licensed speech-language pathologist, audiologist, or hearing aid specialist or other individual, agency or organization has or is engaged in illegal or unethical activities regarding the practice of speech-language pathology, audiology or hearing aid dispensing may file a complaint. The most effective complaints are those containing firsthand information that may be verified and documented.

How to File a Complaint

To initiate a review, a written complaint, signed by the complainant must be filed with the Board. Complaints should provide a statement explaining the nature of the complaint in as much detail as possible along with any documentary evidence. A complaint will be accepted anonymously.

Informal Investigation

The Executive Director of the Board will respond to each complaint. An informal investigation will be conducted to determine whether sufficient evidence exists to substantiate an allegation. The licensee is provided an opportunity to respond to the allegations contained in the complaint during the informal investigation. Based upon the findings of the informal investigation, and where allegations, if substantiated, would warrant disciplinary action, a formal investigation would begin. 

Formal Investigation

When a complaint is formally investigated both the complainant and the subject of the complaint may be interviewed as well as other individuals who have knowledge of the alleged circumstances. Details of the investigation remain confidential and are not part of the public record. 

Dismissal

A complaint may be dismissed If it is determined that sufficient evidence does not exist to substantiate an allegation. Some cases may also be handled through referral to a more appropriate agency or organization.

Formal Public Hearing

If the formal investigation determines a potential violation of the speech-language pathology, audiology and hearing aid dispensing law or regulations may have occurred, warranting consideration of disciplinary action, a formal public Hearing may be held. All disciplinary actions taken as a result of the Hearing will become public information.

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