The scope and nature of these services do not otherwise differ from the Speech Therapy services described in the State Plan. They may be either rehabilitative or habilitative in nature. Services that are rehabilitative in nature are only provided when the limits of speech therapy services under the approved State Plan are exhausted. The provider qualifications specified in the State plan apply. Speech, Language or Hearing Therapy may be provided on an individual basis or in groups. A group session is limited to one therapist with maximum of five participants.
All providers of Speech, Language, and Hearing Therapy services must comply with the standards set forth in this manual. In addition, Speech, Language, and Hearing Therapy providers shall complete State/Federal Criminal Background checks and Central Registry checks for all staff, drug tests as applicable under Stephen Komninos’ Law, and ensure that all staff successfully completes the Division mandated training.
· Licensed Speech Therapists must be licensed per N.J.A.C. 13:44C.
· Licensed per N.J.A.C. 8:42 and Certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
· In addition to the standards set forth in this manual, Speech, Language, and Hearing Therapy services must be performed under the guidelines described in the New Jersey practice arts for occupational and physical therapists.