Board of Ethics Decisions The ASHA Board of Ethics found the following members, all 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; the date refers to when the sanction took effect. Jennifer C. Alsdorf, Tampa, ... ASHA News
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Board of Ethics Decisions
The ASHA Leader, November 2016, Vol. 21, 61. doi:10.1044/leader.AN3.21112016.61
The ASHA Leader, November 2016, Vol. 21, 61. doi:10.1044/leader.AN3.21112016.61
The ASHA Board of Ethics found the following members, all 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; the date refers to when the sanction took effect.
Jennifer C. Alsdorf, Tampa, Florida
  • Rationale: Imprisoned as a result of a conviction for health care fraud that included billing for services not rendered and patients not seen, billing for Medicaid services under other professionals’ names, and failing to report her conviction to the Georgia Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

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

  • Sanction: Withholding of membership and certification for life, eff. 8-31-16.

Tiffany L. Campbell, Orlando, Florida
  • Rationale: Convicted of Medicaid provider fraud by the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial District, Florida.

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

  • Sanction: Withholding of membership and certification for 10 years, eff. 9-2-16.

Melissa C. Chatelain, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
  • Rationale: Convictions in the State of Michigan Court, 76th Judicial District 21st Judicial Circuit, for truancy and retail fraud while accompanied by her minor child, and suspension of her speech-language pathology license by the Michigan Board of Speech-Language Pathology.

  • Violations (2010r): IV, IV-A, IV-C, IV-E, IV-N.

  • Sanction: Revocation of membership and certification for 36 months, eff. 8-25-16.

Linda M. Miller, Toledo, Ohio
  • Rationale: Speech-language pathology license revoked by the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for repeated failure to meet state continuing education requirements or to comply with documentation requests, and failure of three continuing education audits for her Ohio speech-language pathology license.

  • Violations (2010r): II, II-C, III, III-A, IV, IV-A, IV-N.

  • Sanction: Revocation of membership and certification for 12 months, eff. 9-2-16.

Geny Lima, Parkland, Florida
  • Rationale: Billed for Medicaid services provided by speech-language pathology assistants who did not receive the appropriate level of supervision.

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

  • Sanction: Withholding of membership and certification for 10 years, eff. 8-31-16.

Carol E. Rice, Glidden, Wisconsin
  • Rationale: Provided speech-language services without a valid North Dakota speech-language pathology license for approximately five years, and exhibited multiple instances of unprofessional behavior, such as delegating speech and language intervention activities to an untrained paraprofessional without notice to school administrators, missing documentation for school-based clients, and lacking preparedness for participation in IEP meetings.

  • Violations (2010r): I, I-A, I-E, I-M, II, II-D, III, III-A, IV, IV-A, IV-N.

  • Sanction: Revocation of membership and certification for five years, eff. 8-12-16.

Kimberly A. Russell, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Rationale: Unauthorized removal of all critical, confidential records of students receiving speech-language services from the school where she was the only speech-language pathologist and subsequently transported all records out of state, which caused a negative impact on continuity of services; and multiple service deficiencies including a lack of eligibility reports for students with disabilities, lack of Individualized Education Program goal and objective development with corresponding progress reports, lack of documentation of evaluation reports, and lack of adherence to the agreed-upon compliance plan that included provisions for timely dissemination of documents.

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

  • Sanction: Revocation of membership and certification for 36 months, eff. 8-25-16.

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