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Our 2023 convention dates are:

February 9th & 10th, 2023

at Hyatt Regency Birmingham



Welcome TO THE
SPEECH AND HEARING
ASSOCIATION OF ALABAMA
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Audiology and Speech Language Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC) 

A Note on the Current Status of the ASLP-IC from the ASLP-IC Commission Chair:

The commission that will govern the compact met for the first time on January 12 & 13, 2022 and elected Officers, Executive Committee, Rules Committee, Finance Committee, and Compliance Committee members. The commission is composed of an Audiology and a Speech-Language Pathology delegate from the licensure Board in each member state, along with representatives from professional associations (ASHA, AAA, ADA), the National Council of State Boards of Examiners in SLP/A (NCSB), and Council of State Governments (CSG) and 5 executive directors or public members from licensing boards in member states.  Initial funding for the operation of the commission will come from ASHA, AAA, and ADA. Over the last seven months the various commission committees have been working on establishing the funding agreements and an operating budget, further delineating rules and regulations for the operation of the compact, selection of a secretariate to interface between the funding agencies/sources and the commission, a job description for an executive director who will work for the commission, exploration of a database sufficient for full compact operations across all member states, and establishment of the FBI fingerprint and background check process required for the compact.  It is anticipated those operations will continue through the remainder of 2022.  It is hoped that in early 2023 all the pieces will be finalized, in-place, and funded so that the commission can begin issuing privileges for interstate practice to licensees in the member states.  As can be seen from the description above, setting up a process that will function smoothly and efficiently across dozens of states and licensure boards and protect consumers and professionals alike is a very complex procedure. 

Lawrence F. Molt, Ph.D., CCC-A, CCC-SLP, FASHA, FAAA 




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