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The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (BSPA) was established in 1973 to license and regulate the performance of speech-language pathologists and audiologists for consumer protection. Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP), speech-language pathology assistants, and audiologists provide speech and hearing services to children, seniors, and disabled and/or vulnerable adults. SLPs treat swallowing disorders in patients with traumatic brain injury or stroke, and their clinical judgment can mean life or death for these patients at risk for aspiration.


The board regulates the professional practice of speech-language pathology and audiology through reviewing credentials for licensure, ongoing monitoring of licensees through compliance audits, and investigating complaints regarding professional competence and conduct. BSPA issues licenses to qualified applicants on an ongoing basis and renews licenses biennially in even-numbered years. There are more than 2,000 individuals licensed by the board, which employs one full time executive director and one full time administrative assistant in its Portland office.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 407, Portland 97232-2162
Telephone: 971-673-0220; TDD: 503-731-4031
Fax: 971-673-0226
General Email: speechaud.board@state.or.us
Contact: Sandy Leybold, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Sandy Leybold
Records Officer Email: Sandy Leybold
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 681.205–681.991
Budget Analysis (PDF) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog