Speech‑Language Pathologists provide diagnostic and treatment services that may call for the use of endoscopy to complete swallowing, voice, and/or velopharyngeal diagnostic and treatment procedures. For example, rigid and flexible endoscopy are techniques used to visualize the vocal tract and larynx during voice and swallowing assessments.
It is the position of the Maryland Board of Examiners that the use of rigid and flexible endoscopy by speech‑language pathologists is within the Speech‑Language Pathology Scope of Practice when used to complete functional evaluations and/or treatment interventions of swallowing and/or voice.
The following Guidelines have been adopted by the Board for speech‑language pathologists to consider when using endoscopy:
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