ERIC Number: EJ766629
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
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State-Controlled Licensure and Interstate Mobility: Questions from Katrina
Taylor, Carmen L.
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v27 n4 p232-239 Sum 2006
State licensure laws in speech-language pathology and audiology vary from state to state. Natural disaster displacements as well as trends in job mobility have increased the need for licensees to be able to have more fluidity in practicing from 1 state to another. Additionally, literature reviews on the history of professional licensure regulations raise questions as to the functionality of the approach taken in states. This study evaluated specific temporary and courtesy practice licensure patterns across all 50 states. Additionally, I discuss 35 years of literature that presents the 2 theories behind the use of mandatory licensure for professionals.
Descriptors: Occupational Mobility, Speech Language Pathology, Natural Disasters, Audiology, Licensing Examinations (Professions), State Licensing Boards, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Therapy, Literature Reviews
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana