Board of Ethics Decisions The ASHA Board of Ethics has found the following audiologist and speech-language pathologists in violation of the association’s Code of Ethics. The information below includes the version of the Code violated, the rationale, and the sanction, with its effective date. To verify the public ethics violation history of any individual ... ASHA News
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Board of Ethics Decisions
The ASHA Leader, October 2018, Vol. 23, 62. doi:10.1044/leader.AN2.23102018.62
The ASHA Leader, October 2018, Vol. 23, 62. doi:10.1044/leader.AN2.23102018.62
The ASHA Board of Ethics has found the following audiologist and speech-language pathologists in violation of the association’s Code of Ethics. The information below includes the version of the Code violated, the rationale, and the sanction, with its effective date.
To verify the public ethics violation history of any individual with current or past ASHA certification, visit on.asha.org/ethics-verify.
Audiologist
Linda L. Wolff
Lodi, California
  • Rationale: Caused physical harm to a patient by failing to (1) use proper earmold impression techniques, (2) use best practices in conducting audiological and hearing aid dispensing services, and (3) refer the patient for medical evaluation; received a stayed revocation with probation through 2019 from the State of California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board; and failed to self-report to ASHA professional discipline received.

  • Code (2016): I, I-A, I-M, II, II-G, IV, IV-D, IV-T

  • anction: Suspension of membership and certification for 18 months, effective Aug. 3, 2018.

Speech-language pathologists
Sara D. Reeser
Hobbs, New Mexico
  • Rationale: Failed to consult with her supervisor about positive ways to manage client behavior; received a petty misdemeanor conviction in the Municipal Court of Lea County, New Mexico, which resulted in the New Mexico Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and Hearing Aid Dispensing Practices Board imposing a three-year practice restriction on her speech-language pathology license.

  • Code (2016): I, I-B, IV, IV-A, IV-D, IV-R

  • Sanction: Censure, effective Aug. 3, 2018.

Julia K. Wolford
Kentfield, California
  • Rationale: Received two misdemeanor convictions fordriving while under the influenceof alcohol; and received the professional discipline of a stayed revocation by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board with conditionsincluding probation through June 2020.

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

  • Sanction: Censure, effective Aug. 3, 2018.

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