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Board Name: Board of Communication Disorders and Sciences
Board ID: 19
Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-532-3202
Board Contact: Sandra Sturgis
Contact Phone: 615-741-3111
Appointing Authority: Governor
TCA: 63-17-104
Duties: This Board began in 1973 as the Board of Examiners of Speech Pathology and Audiology, then was restructured in 1995 by the State Legislature as the current Board of Communication Disorders and Sciences. Its mission is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of Tennesseans by requiring those who practice the profession of speech pathology and audiology within this state be qualified. The Board interprets the laws, rules, and regulations to determine the appropriate standards of practice in an effort to ensure the highest degree of professional conduct. The Board is authorized to issue licenses to qualified candidates who have completed appropriate education and successfully completed required examinations. The Board is responsible for the investigation of alleged violations of the Practice Act and rules and is responsible for the discipline of licensees who are found guilty of such violations.
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Compensation: Members shall receive fifty dollars ($50.00) per diem when actually engaged in the discharge of their official duties and shall be reimbursed for all travel and other necessary expenses.
Appropriations: Ninety-two thousand, eight hundred thirty-five dollars ($92,835.00).
Meeting Schedule: At least one (1) regular meeting each year. Additional meetings held upon call of the Chairperson or after written request of any two (2) members. Regular meeting schedule usually every four (4) months for four (4) to five (5) hours each meeting.
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