Test Your Knowledge of Law and Practice

Introduction

The following questions represent a sample of Education Law, Articles 130 and 159, the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, Part 75, and the Rules of the Board of Regents, Part 29. It is your professional responsibility to know the legal requirements governing the practice of your profession and to be alert to changes in those requirements. This test is intended to provide you with a measure of your working knowledge of those requirements.

  • A score of 40 is perfect and indicates you have a satisfactory understanding of law, rules and regulations.
  • A score of 30-39 is good, but indicates which areas of law, rules, or regulations to read over.
  • A score of 15-29 is borderline and indicates a need to study the law, rules and regulations more thoroughly.
  • A score below 15 indicates that you have an unacceptable understanding of the law, rules and regulations pertaining to the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology.

Remember: to practice lawfully, you must know the legal requirements pertaining to your profession.

If you have any questions about the information contained on this test or in the law, regulations or rules pertaining to speech-language pathology and audiology, please contact the State Board Office at 518-474-3817 ext. 100 or e-mail us at speechbd@nysed.gov.


Questions

  1. Pursuant to Education Law (Article 130, section 6502), to practice speech-language pathlogy and audiology in this State, all licensees must register with the New York State
    a) Education Department
    b) Health Department
    c) Office of Professional Discipline
    d) Workers' Compensation Board
    e. TEST

  2. Pursuant to Education Law (Article 130, section 6502) a license shall be valid during the life of the holder unless
    a) the Board of Regents revokes, annuls or suspends the license
    b) the Education Department files charges against the licensee
    c) the licensee moves without proper notification
    d) the licensee practices less than one day per month
    e. TEST

  3. An audiologist or speech-language pathologist who is re-registering with the State Education Department needs to mail n documentation of his/her completion of continuing competency requirement.
    a) true
    b) false
    e. TEST
    e. TEST
    e. TEST

  4. Education Law (Article 130, section 6505(a)) permits professional associations to make referrals without liability or cause of action for damages. Which one of the following conditions is incorrect regarding that section?
    a) the referral is made to a member of the profession represented by that association
    b) the fee for the referral is considered reasonable
    c) the referral is made without malice
    d) there is reasonable belief the referral is warranted
    e. TEST

  5. In New York State, a licensed speech-language pathologist may use a "speech assistant" in the provision of speech or language therapy.
    a) true
    b) false
    e. TEST
    e. TEST
    e. TEST

  6. An audiologist who is enrolled in an accredited AuD program may apply his/her college credits toward the continuing competency requirement.
    a) once s/he has graduated
    b) at a rate of one 3-semester hour course equaling 45 continuing competency hours
    c) both a & b
    d) never
    e. TEST

  7. To charge a speech-language pathologist or audiologist with professional misconduct in New York State one must file a formal complaint with the New York State
    a) Office of the Attorney General
    b) Health Department, Office of Professional Medical Conduct
    c) Education Department, Office of Professional Discipline
    d) Insurance Department
    e. TEST

  8. Audiologists may perform cerumen removal when
    a) a patient has impacted cerumen and comes to you for its removal
    b) it is necessary to remove the cerumen in order to perform the audiometric examination
    c) both a & b
    d) none of the above
    e. TEST

  9. A licensee with a re-registration requirement of 30 continuing competency hours must have 20 hours in a "professional" area.
    a) true
    b) false
    e. TEST
    e. TEST
    e. TEST

  10. In New York State, a licensed speech-language pathologist who is bilingual must obtain a bilingual extension of the license in order to perform the following
    a) bilingual speech-language assessment
    b) bilingual speech-language therapy
    c) audiological screenings
    d) none of the above
    e. TEST

  11. Pursuant to Education Law (Article 130, section 6509) any licensee found guilty of refusing to provide professional services to a person because of such person's race, creed, color or national origin has committed
    a) a violation of the legal scope of practice
    b) fraudulent advertising
    c) professional misconduct
    d) gross negligence
    e. TEST

  12. Pursuant to the Rules of the New York State Board of Regents Part 29.1(b), unprofessional conduct includes all of the following except
    a) failing to make available to a patient, upon request, copies of documents paid for by that patient
    b) accepting and performing professional responsibilities the licensee knows s/he is not competent to perform
    c) giving or receiving a fee to or from a third party for the referral of a patient
    d) sharing professional fees with a partner, employee, associate in a professional corporation, or professional consultant authorized to practice the same profession
    e. TEST

  13. Pursuant to the Rules of the New York State Board of Regents Part 29.2(a), unprofessional conduct includes all of the following except
    a) failing to maintain a record for each patient which must be retained for a least six years
    b) using the word "doctor" in offering to perform professional services without also including the profession in which the licensee holds a doctorate
    c) guaranteeing that satisfaction will result from the performance of professional services
    d) charging patients unreasonable high fees for service
    e. TEST

  14. Licensed speech-language pathologists and audiologists are required to develop a new learning plan at the start of each new registration period.
    a) true
    b) false
    e. TEST
    e. TEST
    e. TEST

  15. Hearing screening may be provided by
    a) trained members of service organizations who provide screenings to their membership only
    b) hearing aid dealers
    c) licensed audiologists
    d) all of the above
    e. TEST

  16. Pursuant to Education Law (Article 130, section 6509) which one of the following does not constitute professional misconduct?
    a) advertising a range of prices for specific routine professional services for a given time period
    b) being convicted of a crime under Federal Law
    c) practicing while impaired by alcohol, drugs or physical or mental disabilities
    d) willfully failing to notify the Department of any changes of name or mailing address
    e. TEST

  17. Pursuant to Education Law (Article 130, section 6509) each of the following constitutes professional misconduct except
    a) offering discounts to induce the public to purchase professional services
    b) being convicted of a crime under Federal Law
    c) practicing while impaired by alcohol, drugs, or physical or mental disability
    d) permitting an unlicensed person to perform activities requiring a license
    e. TEST

  18. ASHA guidelines recognizing specific treatments as part of the scope of practice of speech-language pathology or audiology are accepted in New York State.
    a) true
    b) false
    e. TEST
    e. TEST
    e. TEST

  19. The addition of swallowing to the scope of practice of speech-language pathology means that all speech-language pathologists may treat dysphagia.
    a) true
    b) false
    e. TEST
    e. TEST
    e. TEST

  20. A licensed audiologist who has received the earned entitlement AuD may legally use this credential in New York.
    a) true
    b) false
    e. TEST
    e. TEST
    e. TEST

  21. A speech-language pathologist who has been appropriately trained to perform fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing may use a topical anesthetic as part of the procedure.
    a) true
    b) false
    e. TEST
    e. TEST
    e. TEST

  22. A speech-language pathologist or audiologist may obtain continuing competency hours for reading and taking notes on journal articles.
    a) true
    b) false
    e. TEST
    e. TEST
    e. TEST

  23. A speech-language pathologist in private practice may contract with a teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped for the teacher to provide IEP-mandated services to children with disabilities only if
    a) the teacher holds permanent teacher certification
    b) the teacher holds NYS licensure as a speech-language pathologist
    c) the teacher holds ASHA certification
    d) a & b
    e. TEST

  24. A speech-language pathologist or audiologist may earn continuing competency credit by:
    a) participating in a professional study group
    b) attending workshops offered by approved providers
    c) mentoring a licensed speech-language pathologist or audiologist
    d) completing an online self-study activity offered by an approved sponsor
    e) all of the above

  25. A licensed audiologist may use an audiology technician in his/her practice to conduct hearing tests.
    a) true
    b) false
    e. TEST
    e. TEST
    e. TEST

  26. A person with a bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology may use the title "speech-language pathologist"
    a) when s/he is employed by the school
    b) when s/he is contracting with a school to provide IEP-mandated services
    c) when s/he is contracting with a private agency
    d) if s/he is licensed by New York State as a speech-language pathologist
    e. TEST

  27. A licensed speech-language pathologist who is employed by a school as a teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped may be required to sign off on services provided by other teachers who do not hold NYS licensure so that the school may collect Medicaid reimbursement.
    a) true
    b) false
    e. TEST
    e. TEST
    e. TEST

  28. A speech-language pathologist or audiologist may employ a licensed occupational therapist in his/her private practice.
    a) true
    b) false
    e. TEST
    e. TEST
    e. TEST

  29. An applicant for licensure who is completing his/her nine months of supervised experience under the supervision of a licensed audiologist or speech-language pathologist may work part-time
    a) 10 hours per week
    b) for no more than three employers
    c) for 4 months before relocating in other employment
    d) none of the above
    e. TEST

  30. The New York State continuing competency requirement is identical to ASHA's continuing education requirement.
    a) true
    b) false
    e. TEST
    e. TEST
    e. TEST

  31. The State Board for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology makes the rules and regulations concerning licensure and practice in these professions.
    a) true
    b) false
    e. TEST
    e. TEST
    e. TEST

  32. The State Board for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is responsible for the certification of teachers of the speech and hearing handicapped.
    a) true
    b) false
    e. TEST
    e. TEST
    e. TEST

  33. An audiologist, John Doe, with a Ph.D. in special education may sign his name
    a) John Doe, Ph.D., CCC, Aud.
    b) Dr. John Doe, CCC, Aud.
    c) Dr. John Doe, Ph.D., CCC, Aud.
    d) none of the above
    e. TEST

  34. A speech-language pathologist, Jane Doe, with a Ph.D. in special education may sign her name
    a) Jane Doe, Ph.D., CCC, SLP
    b) Dr. Jane Doe, CCC, SLP
    c) Dr. Jane Doe, Ph.D., CCC, SLP
    d) none of the above
    e. TEST

  35. Licensees in some professions are required to take a course in the identification of child abuse. Speech-language pathologists are mandated to meet this requirement.
    a) true
    b) false
    e. TEST
    e. TEST
    e. TEST

  36. Supervision of a clinical fellow qualifies as mentoring and can be used to meet New York State's continuing competency requirement.
    a) true
    b) false
    e. TEST
    e. TEST
    e. TEST

  37. Pursuant to the Rules of the New York State Board of Regents, Part 29.2(a), speech-language pathologists are required to:
    a) wear appropriate protective gloves when touching saliva
    b) wear appropriate masks whenever spattering of body fluids is likely to occur
    c) sterilize equipment and devices that touch mucous membranes
    d) all of the above
    e. TEST

  38. The Rules of the New York State Board of Regents, Part 29.2(a) include in the definition of unprofessional conduct:
    a) abandoning a patient in need of immediate care
    b) failing to wear a name tag while practicing as an employee of a hospital, clinic, group practice or multi-profession facility
    c) failing to exercise appropriate supervision over persons authorized to practice only under the supervision of the licensed professional
    d) all of the above
    e. TEST

  39. A teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped may contract with a private agency to provide IEP-based services,
    a) if there is a demonstrated need
    b) if the TSHH is licensed in New York State as a speech-language pathologist
    c) if the TSHH is supervised by a licensed SLP
    d) never
    e. TEST

  40. An audiologist or speech-language pathologist who has not met the continuing competency requirement at the time of re-registration
    a) will lose his/her license
    b) may continue to practice until s/he meets the requirement
    c) may apply for a conditional registration
    d) will be fined by the State Education Department
    e. TEST



You correctly answered of the first 5 questions, those relating to Education Law.

You correctly answered of the entire set of 40 questions.

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Answers

Last Updated: July 10, 2009