New Executive Order relating to Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
On Friday, May 1, 2020, the Governor issued an Executive Order. Numerous areas were covered in this Executive Order. Section 15 directly relates to the supervision of speech-language pathology assistants. It states, "The provision of the Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act, 225 ILCS 110/8.8(e), defining "direct supervision" of speech-language pathology assistants as "on-site, in-view observation and guidance by a speech-language pathologists" is suspended for the limited purpose of allowing speech-language pathology assistants to receive supervision by speech-language pathologists by way of video conferencing technology."