DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Division of Professional Regulation

3700 Board of Speech/Language Pathologists, Audiologists, and Hearing Aid Dispensers

Statutory Authority: 24 Delaware Code, Section 3706(c) (24 Del.C. §3706(c))

24 DE Admin. Code 3700

PROPOSED

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Delaware Board Speech/Language Pathologists, Audiologists, and Hearing Aid Dispensers, in accordance with 24 Del.C. §3706(c) has proposed changes to its rules and regulations as mandated by SB 229. The proposal identifies crimes that are substantially related to the practice of speech/language pathology, audiology, and hearing aid dispensing.

A public hearing will be held at 2:00 p.m. on January 12, 2005 in the Second Floor Conference Room B of the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, Delaware where members of the public can offer comments. Anyone wishing to receive a copy of the proposed rules and regulations may obtain a copy from the Delaware Board Speech/Language Pathologists, Audiologists, and Hearing Aid Dispensers, 861 Silver Lake Blvd, Cannon Building, Suite 203, Dover DE 19904. Persons wishing to submit written comments may forward these to the Board at the above address. The final date to receive written comments will be at the public hearing.

The Board will consider promulgating the proposed regulations at its regularly scheduled meeting following the public hearing.

Proposed Rules and Regulations

11.0 Crimes substantially related to the practice of speech/language pathology, audiology, and hearing aid dispensing.

11.1 Conviction of any of the following crimes, or of the attempt to commit or of a conspiracy to commit or conceal or of the solicitation to commit any of the following crimes, is deemed to be a crime substantially related to the practice of speech/language pathology, audiology, and hearing aid dispensing in the State of Delaware without regard to the place of conviction:

11.1.1 Assault in the second degree. 11 Del.C. §612.

11.1.2 Assault in the first degree. 11 Del.C. §613.

11.1.3 Assault by abuse or neglect. 11 Del.C. §615.

11.1.4 Murder by abuse or neglect in the second degree. 11 Del.C. §633.

11.1.5 Murder by abuse or neglect in the first degree. 11 Del.C. §634.

11.1.6 Murder in the second degree. 11 Del.C. §635.

11.1.7 Murder in the first degree. 11 Del.C. §636.

11.1.8 Rape in the fourth degree. 11 Del.C. §770

11.1.9 Rape in the third degree. 11 Del.C. §771

11.1.10 Rape in the second degree. 11 Del.C. §772

11.1.11 Rape in the first degree. 11 Del.C. §773

11.1.12 Sexual extortion. 11 Del.C. §776

11.1.13 Continuous sexual abuse of a child. 11 Del.C. §778

11.1.14 Kidnapping in the second degree. 11 Del.C. §783

11.1.15 Kidnapping in the first degree. 11 Del.C. §783A

11.1.16 Identity theft. 11 Del.C. §854

11.1.17 Insurance fraud. 11Del.C. §913

11.1.18 Health care fraud. 11 Del.C. §913A

11.1.19 Dealing in children. 11 Del.C.§1100

11.1.20 Endangering the welfare of a child. 11 Del.C. §1102

11.1.21 Sexual exploitation of a child. 11 Del.C. §1108

11.1.22 Unlawful dealing in child pornography. 11 Del.C. §1109

11.1.23 Sexual solicitation of a child. 11 Del.C. §1112A

11.1.24 Hate crimes (felony). 11 Del.C. §1304(a)

11.1.25 Abuse, neglect, mistreatment or financial exploitation of residents or patients. 16 Del.C. §1136. 11.1.26 Trafficking in marijuana, cocaine, illegal drugs, methamphetamines, L.S.D., or designer drugs. 16 Del.C. §4753A

11.1.27 Abuse, neglect, mistreatment or financial exploitation of an infirm adult. 31 Del.C. §3913

11.2 Crimes substantially related to the practice speech/language pathology, audiology, and hearing aid dispensing shall be deemed to include any crimes under any federal law, state law, or valid town, city or county ordinance, that are substantially similar to the crimes identified in this rule.

8 DE Reg. 786 (12/01/04)