Part 1 Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists 63-17-101 – 63-17-128
Part 2 Hearing Instrument Specialists 63-17-201 – 63-17-222

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 63 > Chapter 17 - Licensure Act for Communication Disorders and Sciences

  • Abortion: means the use of any instrument, medicine, drug, or any other substance or device with intent to terminate the pregnancy of a woman known to be pregnant with intent other than to increase the probability of a live birth, to preserve the life or health of the child after live birth, or to remove a dead fetus. See Tennessee Code 37-10-302
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Apprentice licensee applicant: means any person who is registered with the council and, who is engaged in an approved licensing program and who is sponsored by a hearing instrument specialist duly licensed in this state. See Tennessee Code 63-17-201
  • Audiologist: means one who practices audiology or one holding oneself out to the public by any title or description of services incorporating the words "audiologist" "audiology" "audiological" "hearing center" "hearing clinic" "hearing clinician" "hearing therapist" or any similar titles or descriptions of service. See Tennessee Code 63-17-103
  • Board: means the board of communications disorders and sciences. See Tennessee Code 63-17-103
  • Board: means the board of communication disorders and sciences created by §. See Tennessee Code 63-17-201
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Council: means the council for licensing hearing instrument specialists. See Tennessee Code 63-17-201
  • Division: means the division of health related boards in the department of health. See Tennessee Code 63-17-201
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Hearing instrument: means any instrument or device designed for or represented as aiding, improving or correcting defective human hearing and any parts, attachments or accessories of such an instrument or device. See Tennessee Code 63-17-201
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Licensed hearing instrument specialist: means any person licensed by this part who has passed a council-approved psychometrically-sound examination for hearing instrument specialists. See Tennessee Code 63-17-201
  • Minor: means any person under eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 37-10-302
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Person: means any individual, organization or corporate body except that only individuals can be licensed under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 63-17-103
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Practice of audiology: means the nonmedical application of principles, methods and procedures for the assessment of the auditory and vestibular systems, including the interpretation of behavioral and physiologic measures, and the design and implementation of programs of hearing conservation and preservation and programs of habilitation and rehabilitation for auditory and vestibular disorders including the assessment, selection, fitting and sale of amplification systems or other assistive devices and technologies. See Tennessee Code 63-17-103
  • Practice of dispensing and fitting hearing instruments: includes the evaluation or measurement of the powers or range of human hearing by means of an audiometer for the consequent selection or adaptation for sale of hearing instruments intended to compensate for hearing loss, including the appropriate instructions, consultations, suggestions, recommendations or opinions related to this practice, including the making of an impression of the ear, or an ear mold. See Tennessee Code 63-17-201
  • Practice of speech language pathology: means the nonmedical application of principles, methods and procedures for the measurement, testing, assessment, prediction, counseling or instruction related to the development and disorders of speech, voice, language or oral, pharyngeal and laryngeal sensorimotor competencies for the purpose of assessing, preventing, treating, ameliorating or modifying such disorders and conditions in individuals and groups of individuals. See Tennessee Code 63-17-103
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • sale: includes any transfer of title or of the right to use by lease, bailment or any other contract, either oral or written, except wholesale sales to distributors or dispensers. See Tennessee Code 63-17-201
  • Speech language pathologist: means one who practices speech pathology, one who holds out to the public by any title or description of services incorporating the words "speech language pathologist" "speech pathologist" "speech pathology" "speech therapy" "speech correction" "speech correctionist" "speech therapist" "speech clinic" "speech clinician" "language pathologist" "language pathology" "language therapist" "logopedics" "logopedist" "communicology" "communicologist" "asphasiologist" "voice therapy" "voice therapist" "voice pathology" "voice pathologist" or "phoniatrist" or any similar titles or description of services. See Tennessee Code 63-17-103
  • Speech language pathology assistant: means any person who meets minimum qualifications that the board may establish for speech language pathology assistants, which qualifications are less than those established by this chapter as necessary for licensure as a speech language pathologist and who works under the supervision of a licensed speech language pathologist. See Tennessee Code 63-17-103
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.