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The 1975 legislative assembly passed legislation to license audiologists and speech-language pathologists, codified as North Dakota Century Code chapter 43-37. In 1983 chapter 43-37 was revised. This chapter requires the governor to appoint a state board of examiners on audiology and speech-language pathology. It is the responsibility of the board to license audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
The board consists of eight members appointed by the governor. Two members are audiologists, three members are speech-language pathologists, one member is a hearing aid dealer, one member is an otolaryngologist, and one is a consumer. Each board member serves a term of three years. No member may serve on the board more than two successive terms.