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§30-32-2. Exemptions.

Nothing in this article prevents or restricts:

(1) Any person licensed or registered under any other law of this state from practicing the profession and performing services for which he or she is licensed or registered;

(2) A licensed physician or surgeon while engaging in the profession for which he or she is licensed;

(3) A trained individual providing hearing testing or balance system assessment under the direct supervision of a licensed physician or surgeon;

(4) A person credentialed by this state as a teacher of the deaf;

(5) The activities and services of persons pursuing a course of study leading to a degree in speech-language pathology or audiology at a college or university, if:

(A) These activities and services constitute a part of a planned course of study at that institution;

(B) They are designated by a title such as intern, trainee, student or other title clearly indicating the status appropriate to their level of education; and

(C) They work under the supervision of a person licensed by this state to practice speech-language pathology or audiology;

(6) The activities of persons who are nonresidents of this state from engaging in the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology if the activities of the persons do not exceed five days in any calendar year and they:

(A) Meet the qualifications of this article;

(B) Register with the board in accordance with procedures specified by the board; and

(C) Abide by the standards of professional conduct;

(7) The practice of a licensed hearing aid dealer engaged solely in the practice of dealing in or fitting of hearing aids; or

(8) The activity of an occupational hearing conservationist engaged in hearing testing as part of a hearing conservation program in compliance with regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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