Board Information

Authorization:
Chapter 36-37 of South Dakota Codified Laws
Activities:
Regulate people offering speech-language pathology to the public.
Organization:
Attached to the Department of Health
Composition:
Five members appointed by the Governor. Four members shall be currently practicing, licensed speech-language pathologists with five years of experience except that the first speech-language pathologists appointed need only meet eligibility requirements for licensure. At least one member must be a school speech-language pathologist; at least one must be employed in a health-care setting. One lay member, who is not associated with or financially interested in the practice or business of speech-language pathology.
Term of Appointment:
Three years (staggered terms for initial appointees). No member may serve more than three consecutive full terms.

Frequency of Meetings:
2 meetings per year

Are Members Allowed to Call into Meetings:
Yes

Contact Info:
Carol Tellinghuisen, Executive Secretary 810 N. Main St., Suite 298 Spearfish, SD 57783 605-642-1600 proflic@rushmore.com

Mission Statement:
The mission of the South Dakota Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology is to protect the health and safety of the public by licensure of qualified persons and enforcement of the statutes, rules and regulations governing the practice of speech language pathology, including the appropriate processing and resolution of complaints.