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  • 10 Aug 2021 2:20 PM | NCSB Executive Office (Administrator)

    August 2021

    NCSB is issuing a call for nominations for three positions on the Board of Directors (BOD). Nominees will serve a 3-year term, beginning January 1, 2022 and ending December 31, 2024.

    According to the NCSB Bylaws, “Members of the Board of Directors shall be from states that are members of the Council or shall hold individual membership in the Council.” At least one of the three MUST be an audiologist.

    Let your voice be heard! Nominate yourself or others who will have an impact on this crucial board. Please use this form to submit up your nominations for the Board of Directors by September 15 September 25 ia email to:

    Kerri Phillips
    k755@bellsouth.net

    Nominees will be contacted by NCSB to confirm interest and for biographical information. An election with electronic voting will be held following the nomination deadline.

  • 25 Jun 2021 11:39 AM | NCSB Executive Office (Administrator)

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    NCSB POSITION STATEMENT ON THE ASLP-IC

    April 2021

    The National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (NCSB), consistent with its mission to promote consumer protection by supporting regulatory boards in speech-language pathology and audiology in fulfilling statutory, professional and ethical obligations adopts the following position regarding the proposed Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC).

    NCSB supports the proposed ASLP-IC. Since 2016 NCSB has worked closely with the Council of State Governments and their Interstate Compact Advisory Workgroup to develop a proposed interstate compact for speech-language pathology and audiology. The ASLP-IC is an occupational licensure compact that addresses the increased demand for practitioners to provide, and for consumers to receive appropriate speech-language pathology and audiology services in concert with prevailing standards. It authorizes both telehealth and in-person practice across state lines without having to become licensed in additional ASLP-IC states. The compact permits audiologists and speech-language pathologists to provide services to populations currently underserved or geographically isolated. The compact also allows military personnel and spouses to more easily maintain their professional license when relocating.

    Additionally, the ASLP-IC improves consumer protection across state lines. The compact increases access to care when patients, clients, and/or students relocate or travel to another compact member state. The compact also promotes cooperation between ASLP-IC member states on interstate licensure and regulation requirements such as continuing education. The compact ensures that audiologists and speech-language pathologists from other ASLP-IC member states who practice in another compact state, under the privilege granted by the compact, have met acceptable standards of practice. In summary, the ASLP-IC reduces regulatory barriers that negatively impact both consumers and practitioners. The compact does not change a state’s scope of practice for audiology or speech-language pathology. The ASLP-IC ensures the ethical and legal provision of services and reduces regulatory barriers while still protecting the public.

    The Board of Directors support passage of the ASLP-IC in states and commits to supporting legislative efforts to that end.

Occupational Licensure Bills

State Abbreviation, Senate/House Bill #, (additional info) Date Passage
AZ SB 1273 (petition the board) 5/16/2018 (S) Signed into law
AZ SB 1470 (sunrise) 5/4/2018 (H) Died upon adjournment
AZ SCR 1037 (right to engage in occupation) 5/4/2018 (S) Died upon adjournment
CA AB 2409 (petition the board) 4/17/2018 (A) Re-referred to Com. on B. & P.
CA AB 2483 (active supervision)   5/17/2018   (S) Referred to Com. on JUD.  
CO SB 236 (least restrictive regulation)   5/3/2018   (H) House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely  
IL HB 3320 (least restrictive environment)   4/28/2017   (H) Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee  
IL HB 3451 / 
SB 1228 (review)  
3/31/2017
3/17/2017  
(H) Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
(S) Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments  
IL SB 2776 (sunrise)   5/3/2018   (S) Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments  
IN HB 1299 / 
SB 399 (least restrictive regulation)  
01/16/2018 
3/14/2018  
Died upon adjournment  
KY HB 50 (comprehensive review)   4/13/2018   (H) Died upon adjournment  
KY HB 465 (oversight)   4/13/2018   (H) Died upon adjournment  
LA HB 372 (active supervision)   5/30/2018   (S) Signed into law  
LA HB 748 / 
SB 494 (review)  
5/30/2018
4/13/2018  
(H) Signed into law (S) Died upon adjournment  
LA HB 825 /
SB 504 (right to earn a living)  
4/16/2018
4/24/2018  
(H) Died upon adjournment
(S) Died upon adjournment  
MI HB 6114 (least restrictive environment)   6/6/2018   (H) referred to Committee on Regulatory Reform  
MN HB 2225 /
SB 1776 (regulation)  
5/20/2017
5/20/2017   
(H) Died upon adjournment
(S) Died upon adjournment  
MO HB 1719 (least restrictive regulation)   5/18/2018   (H) Passed both houses  
MO HB 1928/
SB 677 / 
SB 835 (least restrictive regulation)
5/18/2018
5/18/2018
5/18/2018  
(H) Died upon adjournment
(S) Died upon adjournment
(S) Died upon adjournment  
MO HB 2312 (defense against regulation)   5/18/2018   (H) Died upon adjournment  
NE LB 299 (least restrictive regulation)   4/23/2018   Signed into law  
NE LR 401 (interim study)   4/18/2018   Died upon adjournment  
NH HB 1685 (oversight)   4/5/2018   (S) Roll Call Vote #167; Question/Motion: Inexpedient to Legislate  
NJ AB 2810 (active supervision)   2/1/2018   (A) Introduced 1st Reading Assembly Referred to Regulated Professions  
NJ AB 3358 / 
SB 2352 (active supervision)  
2/12/2018
4/5/2018  
(A) Introduced 1st Reading Assembly Referred to Regulated Professions
(S) Introduced 1st Reading Senate Referred to Commerce  
OH HB 289 (comprehensive review)   9/12/2017   (H) Refer to Committee  
OK SB 1174 /
SB 1475 (review)  
5/3/2018
5/7/2018  
(H) Died upon adjournment
(S) Signed into law  
VA HB 880 (least restrictive regulation)   01/26/2018    (H) Passed by indefinitely in Rules  
WI AB 369 / SB 288 (oversight) 3/28/2018 (A) Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1;  (S) Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1
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