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Effective July 1, 2012,  Licensure of Kansas Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists will be moved from KDHE HOC to the newly formed Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). Contact for staff follows:

Steve Irwin, HOC Director
785-296-6796
Steve.Irwin@ks.gov
 
Brenda Dreher- AUD/SLP Licensing Administrator
785-296-0061
Brenda.Dreher@ks.gov

Health Occupations Credentialing
612 S Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS  66603-3404

Access online KDADS license renewal here.

Click here to verify a license for an audiologist or speech-language pathologist.

Code of Ethics of the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association


Current Rules and Regulations - Kansas Licensure

Chapter 74: State Boards, Commissions And Authorities

Article 58: Board Of Examiners In Fitting And Dispensing Of Hearing Instruments  Link to Statutes  

Board of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Instruments (KBHAE)

Zack Miller, AuD, CCC-A, Executive Officer
P.O. Box 232, Garnett, KS 66032
Phone: 785.448.2134       Fax: 785.448.2166
E-Mail: zack.miller@kbhae.ks.gov

 

Use of Degree Titles by Audiologists and SLPs

During the 2010 legislative session, legislation (Senate Bill 62) passed which changed the minimum educational requirement for licensure as an audiologist from a master’s degree or equivalent to a doctorate or equivalent, effective January 1, 2012. 

Included in this legislation was a provision that directed individuals with doctorates who are licensed as audiologists to use the appropriate words or letters, such as “AuD,” “PhD,” “EdD” and “ScD” when using the letters or terms “Dr.” or “Doctor” to identify themselves.  The intent of this provision as clarified at the legislative hearings is to prevent confusion by the public.  Even though speech-language pathologists were not included in this legislation, the inference is that SLPs with doctorates should also use the appropriate words or letters to identify themselves. 

Language in bills moving through the legislature this session related to other health professions is cleaner in this regard as to legislative intent.  The legislature’s intent is clear:  each audiologist  or speech-language pathologist when using the letters or term “Dr.” or “Doctor” in conjunction with such licensee’s professional practice shall identify oneself as an “audiologist” or “doctor of audiology.” 

 

State of Kansas -  Special Education Documents


Link to ASHA Audiologic Screening Guidelines