28th Annual NCSB Conference

Professional Licensure: The Race for Consumer Protection

October 8-10, 2015
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton at SouthPark
Charlotte, North Carolina

Comments from previous conference attendees:

"Our Board is not the same today as it was 4-5 years ago.
We have been empowered by the knowledge we have acquired from this conference."

Pre-Conference Workshop - October 8

Training for Board Members
Comments from previous participants:
"After attending this workshop, I better understood my role as a Board Member."


Pre-Conference Workshop/Training for Board Members, Participants will be able to:

  • Delineate key components of laws as well as rules and regulations that govern the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology.
  • Describe elements of the disciplinary process and its application to the professions through participation in a mock hearing.
  • Differentiate the function of professional associations and regulatory boards in the regulation of the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology.
  • Draft a consent order and agreement.
  • Engage in the process utilized in examining potential complaints and ethics violations as well as in reporting to the HIPDB.

Conference Session Participants will be able to:

  • Analyze considerations in implementing rules governing telepractice related to audiology and speech-language pathology.
  • Identify a variety of models for continuing education requirements.
  • Discuss encroachment as reported to state boards, legislative actions that affect regulation, and ethical considerations in the use of social media.
  • Compare rules and procedures for reinstating licensees from inactive status; addressing sexual misconduct, and applying disciplinary actions
  • Discuss current information related to the Praxis exam.
  • Characterize challenges and successes experienced by state boards and staff in regulating the professions.
  • Identify current trends regarding the internet sale of hearing aids and the use of support personnel.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Contact Sherry Sancibrian, NCSB Past President, sherry.sancibrian@ttuhc.edu for additional information.

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