Relating to the regulation of dyslexia practitioners and therapists; providing penalties.
Establishes 2-tier voluntary licensing system, requiring specific training and examination in multi-sensory structured language education. Requires Department of Health to issue regulations and enforce licensing scheme, with potential civil penalties for violation. Public schools are not required to hire licensed practitioners, but “practitioners” are allowed to practice only in a school or clinic setting; only “therapists” may offers services in a private setting.
Also establishes an interim committee to study and recommend legislation to increaseawareness of early detection and treatment of dyslexia and related disorders.