Board of Ethics Decisions The ASHA Board of Ethics found the following speech-language pathologists and audiologists 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. Check the online database to verify the public ethics violation history of any ... ASHA News
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Board of Ethics Decisions
The ASHA Leader, November 2017, Vol. 22, 63. doi:10.1044/leader.AN7.22112017.63
The ASHA Leader, November 2017, Vol. 22, 63. doi:10.1044/leader.AN7.22112017.63
The ASHA Board of Ethics found the following speech-language pathologists and audiologists 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. Check the online database to verify the public ethics violation history of any individual with current or past ASHA certification.
Speech-language pathologists
Ashleigh M. Davis
Sumter, South Carolina
  • Rationale: Practiced without a valid South Carolina speech-language pathology license for approximately one year.

  • Code (2010r): III, III-A, III-F, IV, IV-A, IV-C

  • Sanction: Censure, effective Aug. 29, 2017.

Carin B. Feldman
Baltimore, Maryland
  • Rationale: Practiced speech-language pathology for almost two years as a university clinic supervisor while her Maryland license was expired.

  • Code (2010): III, III-A, IV, IV-A, IV-C

  • Sanction: Suspension of membership and certification for one year, effective Aug. 25, 2017.

Lauren Taylor Hunter
Conway, South Carolina
  • Rationale: Publicly disciplined by the South Carolina Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology because she failed to properly document and provide services based on students’ individualized educational plans; failed to accurately document therapy sessions; and falsely documented therapy sessions that were not conducted.

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

  • Sanction: Censure, effective Aug. 29, 2017.

Ashley Ward Hylton
Florence, South Carolina
  • Rationale: Falsified documentation of services and practiced speech-language pathology without a South Carolina license for approximately two months in 2001.

  • Code (2003): I, I-K, I-M, III, III-A, III-D, IV, IV-B

  • Sanction: Censure, effective Aug. 29, 2017.

Suzette M. Inman
Lexington, South Carolina
  • Rationale: Pleaded guilty in Richland County 5th Judicial Circuit of South Carolina to committing fraud by billing for services not provided, leading to the revocation of her licensure by the South Carolina Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

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

  • Sanction: Withholding of membership and certification for five years, effective Aug. 29, 2017.

Debra B. Jablonski
Portland, Oregon
  • Rationale: Misrepresented and omitted material facts related to her application for Oregon speech-language pathology licensure, including details of a prior conviction.

  • Code (2010r): IV, IV-A, IV-C, IV-E

  • Sanction: Censure, effective Aug. 30, 2017.

Alyssa N. McCallister Jackson
Tigard, Oregon
  • Rationale: Falsified dates, documents, billing, and Individualized Education Program meetings by photocopying and forging signatures, and failing to maintain accurate documentation, as well as working as a speech-language pathology assistant without completing the required practicum hours and practicing as a conditionally licensed speech-language pathologist without supervision for over a year.

  • Code (2010r): I, I-M, I-O, II, II-B, III, III-A, III-D, IV, IV-A, IV-C, IV-E, IV-N

  • Sanction: Revocation of membership and certification for five years, effective Aug. 23, 2017.

Katelyn H. Sellers
Cupertino, California
  • Rationale: Allowed staff under her supervision to communicate misleading information to clients regarding a clinical fellow’s professional experience.

  • Code (2010r): I, I-D, III, III-F, IV, IV-B

  • Sanction: Censure, effective Aug. 25, 2017.

Sonja Menzel-Quartuccio
Ridgeville, South Carolina
  • Rationale: Failed to disclose to the South Carolina Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology her 2009 ASHA Board of Ethics revocation and her termination from a 10-year employment in a South Carolina school district; misrepresented the existence of her legal counsel; and failed to pay the South Carolina Board’s $1,000 civil penalty or respond to ASHA Ethics correspondence.

  • Code (2010r): IV, IV-A, IV-C, IV-N

  • Sanction: Withholding of membership and certification for 10 years, effective Aug. 29, 2017.

Patricia A. Tschiderer
Chevy Chase, Maryland
  • Rationale: Practiced without a Maryland speech-language pathology license for approximately six years (2000–2006), while in private practice.

  • Code (2003): I, III, III-A, IV, IV-B

  • Sanction: Censure, effective Aug. 31, 2017.

Carshina C. Vincent
Trumann, Arkansas
  • Rationale: Failed to return records and complete paperwork upon termination of employment to ensure continuity of care, and did not respond to ASHA Ethics correspondence.

  • Code (2016): I, I-Q, IV, IV-A, IV-P

  • Sanction: Censure, effective Sept. 1, 2017.

Audiologists
Jodi P. Creighton
Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Rationale: Accessed and viewed without authorization electronic health records for patients not on her caseload, capturing screenshots of the records, and failing to secure her medical records system user ID and password, resulting in violations of patients’ privacy and confidentiality necessitating notification of the security breach; violated federal regulations, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), hospital policies, and the Ohio licensure law and regulations leading to revocation of her Ohio audiology license; and failed to self-report her professional discipline to ASHA Standards and Ethics.

  • Code (2016): I, I-O, I-P, IV, IV-D, IV-P, IV-R, IV-T

  • Sanction: Revocation of membership and certification for 20 years, effective Aug. 23, 2017.

Betty M. Moss
Maugansville, Maryland
  • Rationale: Agreed to the consent order from the Maryland Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers and Speech-Language Pathologists indicating that the respondent practiced audiology without a license for approximately eight months.

  • Code (2010r): III, III-A, IV, IV-A, IV-C

  • Sanction: Censure, effective Aug. 29, 2017.

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