Board of Ethics Decisions The ASHA Board of Ethics has found three speech-language pathologists in violation of the association’s Code of Ethics. The listed violations refer to the version of the code and the specific rules and principles involved. ASHA News
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ASHA News   |   March 01, 2016
Board of Ethics Decisions
The ASHA Leader, March 2016, Vol. 21, 61. doi:10.1044/leader.AN5.21032016.61
The ASHA Leader, March 2016, Vol. 21, 61. doi:10.1044/leader.AN5.21032016.61
The ASHA Board of Ethics has found three speech-language pathologists in violation of the association’s Code of Ethics. The listed violations refer to the version of the code and the specific rules and principles involved.
Mendee L. House Skiatook, Oklahoma
  • Rationale: Misrepresented her credentials by practicing with an expired Oklahoma state speech-language pathology license for approximately six months.

  • Violations (2010): III, III-A; IV, IV-C

  • Sanction: Censure, effective Dec. 31, 2015.

ShaTona A. Smith-Anderson Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Rationale: Failed to exercise a reasonable degree of skill and care in the delivery of professional services; failed to maintain adequate records, including evaluation reports, plans of care, re-evaluations of patients and discharge summaries; and abandoned patients without providing notice to her employer. These were all evidenced by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, which revoked her license for one year.

  • Violations (2010): I, I-A, I-M, I-R; IV, IV-N

  • Sanction: Revocation of membership and certification for six months, effective Jan. 5, 2016.

Beverly Banker Kenik Buffalo, Wyoming
  • Rationale: Mispresented services rendered, committed health care fraud and falsely billed the Wyoming Medicaid Program, as evidenced by conviction in the U.S. District Court for Wyoming.

  • Violations (2010r): I, I-O; III, III-E; IV, IV-C

  • Sanction: Withholding of membership and certification for one year, effective Jan. 5, 2016.

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