Group to Develop Interstate Compact for Audiologists, SLPs One license that’s valid in several states would help clinicians who provide telepractice services and those who live in an area of multiple jurisdictions. An interstate compact could make that arrangement a reality. These compacts are agreements between states that offer a pathway for licensure to qualified professionals who want ... ASHA News
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Group to Develop Interstate Compact for Audiologists, SLPs
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ASHA News   |   July 01, 2017
Group to Develop Interstate Compact for Audiologists, SLPs
The ASHA Leader, July 2017, Vol. 22, 64. doi:10.1044/leader.AN6.22072017.64
The ASHA Leader, July 2017, Vol. 22, 64. doi:10.1044/leader.AN6.22072017.64
One license that’s valid in several states would help clinicians who provide telepractice services and those who live in an area of multiple jurisdictions.
In collaboration with the National Council of State Boards of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (NCSB), ASHA has forged a contract with an interstate compact center to develop and implement an interstate compact for audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
The Council of State Governments-National Center for Interstate Compacts (CSG)—with input from ASHA, NCSB and other stakeholders—is establishing an advisory committee to begin discussions about compact development. The committee will comprise up to 15 members from state licensing boards and state legislatures. NCSB and ASHA will each have one seat.
Developing and drafting a compact can take several years. Activation—which involves a predetermined number of states joining the compact through enactment of state legislation—can take several more years.
Some health care provider groups, including physicians and psychologists, have state compacts, and others, including physical therapists and occupational therapists, are in the process of developing compacts.
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