Board of Ethics Decisions The ASHA Board of Ethics has found two 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. Rebecca Rabon, Sugarland, Texas Julie Askew, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma ASHA News
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ASHA News   |   July 01, 2016
Board of Ethics Decisions
The ASHA Leader, July 2016, Vol. 21, 62. doi:10.1044/leader.AN7.21072016.62
The ASHA Leader, July 2016, Vol. 21, 62. doi:10.1044/leader.AN7.21072016.62
The ASHA Board of Ethics has found two 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.
Rebecca Rabon, Sugarland, Texas
  • Rationale: Engaged in professional activities while abusing alcohol and other substances; submitted false billing claims to health insurers for clients, herself and employees; was convicted of felonious health care fraud; and admitted to billing for more than $3 million in services not rendered.

  • Violations (2010r): I, I-O, I-Q, III, III-D, III-E, IV, IV-C, IV-E.

  • Sanction: Revocation of membership and certification for life, effective April 19, 2016.

Julie Askew, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Rationale: Misrepresented services provided by submitting progress notes and billing statements for clients she did not see.

  • Violations (2010r): I, I-O, IV, IV-C, IV-I.

  • Sanction: Suspension of membership and certification for 36 months, effective April 19, 2016.

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