Section 17-8405. SCOPE OF PRACTICE  

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    8405.1The clinical fellowship shall consist of an employment, with or without direct compensation, as a professional in the field of speech-language pathology under general supervision with a minimum of thirty-five (35) hours of work per week.  This requirement may also be met with part-time employment as follows:


    (a) Fifteen (15) to nineteen (19) hours a week, for a period of eighteen (18) months;


    (b) Twenty (20) to twenty-four (24) hours a week, for a period of fifteen (15) months; or


    (c) Twenty-five (25) to twenty-nine (29) hours a week, for a period of twelve (12) months.


    8405.2 At least eighty percent (80%) of the clinical fellowship shall involve direct client contact, which includes the following:

    (a) Assessment, diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment;


    (b) Screening;

    (c) Habilitation and rehabilitation; and


    (d) Activities related to case management.


    8405.3The remaining twenty percent (20%) may be composed of supervised activities such as writing, research or planning.


    8405.4The activities included in a clinical fellowship shall consist of the following:


    (a) Conducting evaluations and treatment procedures;


    (b) Interpreting test results;


    (c) Determining case selections;


    (d) Designing treatment programs;


    (e) Collecting data and documenting performance;


    (f) Maintaining clinical records;


    (g) Providing written or oral reports (progress notes, diagnostic reports) regarding patients’ or clients’ status;


    (h) Making referrals; and


    (i) Participating in case conferences.




Section 302(14) of the District of Columbia Health Occupations Revision Act of 1985 (“the Act”), effective March 25, 1986 (D.C. Law 6-99; D.C. Official Code § 3-1203.02(14) (2016 Repl.)), and Mayor’s Order 98-140, dated August 20, 1998.


Final Rulemaking published at 64 DCR 6632 (July 14, 2017).