51 N.J.R. 942(a)
VOLUME 51, ISSUE 12, JUNE 17, 2019
51 N.J.R. 942(a)
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Interested Persons Statement
Interested persons may submit comments, information or arguments concerning any of the rule proposals in this issue until the date indicated in the proposal. Submissions and any inquiries about submissions should be addressed to the agency officer specified for a particular proposal.
The required minimum period for comment concerning a proposal is 30 days. A proposing agency may extend the 30-day comment period to accommodate public hearings or to elicit greater public response to a proposed new rule or amendment. Most notices of proposal include a 60-day comment period, in order to qualify the notice for an exception to the rulemaking calendar requirements of N.J.S.A. 52:14B-3. An extended comment deadline will be noted in the heading of a proposal or appear in a subsequent notice in the Register.
At the close of the period for comments, the proposing agency may thereafter adopt a proposal, without change, or with changes not in violation of the rulemaking procedures at N.J.A.C. 1:30-6.3. The adoption becomes effective upon publication in the Register of a notice of adoption, unless otherwise indicated in the adoption notice. Promulgation in the New Jersey Register establishes a new or amended rule as an official part of the New Jersey Administrative Code.
LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY > DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS > AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Administrative Code Citation
Proposed Amendment: N.J.A.C. 13:44C-4.1
Renewal of License
Authorized By: Paul R. Rodriguez, Acting Director, Division of Consumer Affairs.
Authority: N.J.S.A. 45:3B-24.
Calendar Reference: See Summary below for explanation of exception to calendar requirement.
Proposal Number: PRN 2019-073.
Submit written comments by August 16, 2019, to:
Renee Clark, Executive Director
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee
Division of Consumer Affairs
124 Halsey Street
PO Box 45002
Newark, New Jersey 07101
or electronically at: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/Proposals/Pages/default.aspx.
The agency proposal follows:
In order to renew a license as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist in 2015, a licensee was required to complete the jurisprudence online orientation provided on the website of the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee believes that licensees should complete the jurisprudence orientation upon every renewal in order to refresh their knowledge of the statutes and rules governing practice in New Jersey. Upon the recommendation of the Committee, the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs (Division) proposes to amend N.J.A.C. 13:44C-4.1 to require completion of the jurisprudence orientation every biennial renewal period.
The Director has determined that the comment period for this notice of proposal shall be 60 days; therefore, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 1:30-3.3(a)5, this notice is excepted from the rulemaking calendar requirement.
The rulemaking helps to ensure that licensees are familiar with the statutes and rules governing the practice of audiology and speech-language pathology in New Jersey. The Director anticipates that this will benefit licensees and the patients who receive audiology or speech-language pathology services from licensees.
As there is no charge to complete the jurisprudence online orientation, the rulemaking will have no economic impact.
Federal Standards Statement
A Federal standards statement is not required because there are no Federal standards or requirements applicable to the subject matter of the proposed amendment.
The rulemaking will not increase or decrease the number of jobs in New Jersey.
Agriculture Industry Impact
The Director does not believe that the rulemaking will have any impact on the agriculture industry of this State.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Since the holders of audiology and speech-language pathology licenses are individually licensed by the Committee, under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (the Act), N.J.S.A. 52:14B-16 et seq., they may be considered "small businesses" for the purposes of the Act.
The proposed amendment will not have any economic impact and the Director does not believe that licensees will need to employ professional services in order to comply with the rulemaking. The proposed amendment does not impose any reporting or recordkeeping requirements but does impose compliance requirements as detailed in the Summary above.
The Director believes that the rulemaking protects the health, safety, and welfare of individuals receiving audiology and speech-language pathology services from licensees by ensuring that licensees are familiar with the statutes and rules governing professional practice in New Jersey. As the rulemaking protects public health, safety, and welfare, it should be applied uniformly to all licensees, regardless of the size of the business.
Housing Affordability Impact Analysis
The rulemaking will have an insignificant impact on the affordability of housing in New Jersey and there is an extreme unlikelihood that the proposed amendment would evoke a change in the average costs associated with housing because the proposed amendment concerns license renewal requirements for licensed audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
Smart Growth Development Impact Analysis
The proposed amendment will have an insignificant impact on smart growth and there is an extreme unlikelihood that the proposed amendment would evoke a change in housing production in Planning Areas 1 or 2, or within designated centers, under the State Development and Redevelopment Plan in New Jersey because the proposed amendment concerns license renewal requirements for licensed audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
Racial and Ethnic Community Criminal Justice and Public Safety Impact
The Director has evaluated this rulemaking and determined that it will not have an impact on pretrial detention, sentencing, probation, or parole policies concerning adults and juveniles in the State. Accordingly, no further analysis is required.
Full text of the proposal follows (addition indicated boldface thus; deletions indicated in brackets [thus]):
[page=943] SUBCHAPTER 4. RENEWAL OF LICENSURE; REINSTATEMENT; INACTIVE LICENSURE
13:44C-4.1 Renewal of license
- (No change.)
- As part of the  biennial license renewal, licensees shall complete the jurisprudence [on-line] online orientation.
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