Updated Resource for State Licensure An updated model bill for state licensure that addresses endoscopy, telepractice, reinstatement of revoked licensure, reciprocity between states, and licensing of foreign educated applicants is now available. ASHA has maintained and updated a model bill for the state licensure of speech-language pathologists and audiologists since 1972. Designed as a prototype ... ASHA News
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ASHA News  |   May 01, 2011
Updated Resource for State Licensure
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  • Susan Adams, JD, director of state and regulatory advocacy, can be reached at sadams@asha.org.
    Susan Adams, JD, director of state and regulatory advocacy, can be reached at sadams@asha.org.×
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ASHA News   |   May 01, 2011
Updated Resource for State Licensure
The ASHA Leader, May 2011, Vol. 16, 3. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.16052011.3
The ASHA Leader, May 2011, Vol. 16, 3. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.16052011.3
An updated model bill for state licensure that addresses endoscopy, telepractice, reinstatement of revoked licensure, reciprocity between states, and licensing of foreign educated applicants is now available.
ASHA has maintained and updated a model bill for the state licensure of speech-language pathologists and audiologists since 1972. Designed as a prototype for state regulation of SLPs and audiologists, the model bill holds consumer protection paramount and is based on current licensure practices and ASHA policies. It can be modified to reflect individual states’ needs.
The bill is designed as a resource for states that do not currently have licensure for the practice of speech-language pathology (Colorado and South Dakota) and for states that are updating their practice acts.
The document includes suggested statutory language on the left side of each page, with explanations on the right side that address possible questions, concerns, and problems with the corresponding statutory provisions. The bill also includes references to ASHA policies and documents, outside sources, and common practices among the current state licensure programs for speech-language pathology and audiology.
Other minor changes to the 2011 revision update language and references.The additions and revisions were developed by an internal ASHA group and were peer-reviewed by a group of ASHA members. All new provisions appear in bold type in the updated bill, availableon ASHA’s website [PDF].
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