Hearing and Speech, Board of

Regulates the competency and quality of professional healthcare providers under its jurisdiction by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing qualifications for licensure. The Board also assesses, investigates, and makes recommendations related to complaints against audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech-language pathology assistants and hearing instrument fitter/dispensers which may range from a Notice of Correction to a license revocation.
Board Websitehttps://doh.wa.gov/licenses-permits-and-certificates/professions-new-renew-or-update/audiologist/board-hearing-and-speech
Policy AreaHealth
Governor Appointments10
Total Board Positions11
Statutory AuthorityRCW 18.35.150
Public Disclosure Required?No
Senate Confirmation Required?No
Compensation$50 per day pay, plus travel/per diem
Term Length (years)3
Statutory Term Limits
Member Requirements: Two hearing instrument fitter/dispensers, two audiologists, and two speech language pathologists, all of whom must have at least five years of experience in their field and be actively engaged in occupation within two years of appointment; three general public members who have an interest in the rights of consumers of health services. One nonvoting member who is a medical physician. No member shall be appointed to serve more than two consecutive terms.