SAC Position Paper: The Use of Telepractice for SAC S-LPs and Audiologists (2006)

Category: 
Audiology
Speech-Language Pathology
Type: 
Position Papers, Position Statements and Guidelines

Position: 

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) endorses the use of telepractice in both speech-language pathology and audiology as a means of improving access to services provided by fully qualified professionals. SAC members who provide services via telepractice are expected to adhere to the SAC Code of Ethics (2005) and privacy legislation and abide by guidelines established by the regulatory body of the province in which they reside. Members may provide services via telepractice if they determine that it is in the best interests of their clients. Members shall base telepractice on best evidence and encourage ongoing research in this field. 

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Please note that this paper was originally published when SAC was called the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA).