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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, for additional information.

National Council of State Boards of Examiners


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