Audiologists and speech-language pathologists to be regulated in N.S.

Nova Scotia Government

The Nova Scotia government says audiologists and speech-language pathologists will have to be licensed to work in the province, beginning in November.

Nova Scotia, PEI and the three territories are the only unlicensed jurisdictions in Canada.

However, a new Nova Scotia College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists will start regulating the professions on November 5th.

The new college will have the authority to set standards of practice and professional conduct, investigate complaints and discipline members.

Patricia Cleave, president of the Speech and Hearing Association of Nova Scotia says licensing of the professions will help ensure the safety of the public and the effectiveness of services provided by audiologists and speech-language pathologists.