The 10th state—Nebraska—has passed legislation to adopt the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC), joining Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming. With the minimum of 10 states, the compact is now operational.
The compact will now move to implementation, which will include establishing a Commission composed of one audiologist and one speech-language pathologist from each participating state. The Commission will direct implementation of the compact and provide ongoing oversight.
Legislation for the adoption of the compact is also pending in additional states.
The Academy has been a supporter of state adoption of the ASLP-IC to facilitate mobility of audiologists, to support telehealth services, and to expand patient access to audiology services.
On July 16, 2021, the Nova Southeastern University Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) chapter held their annual Capitol Hill Day through a completely virtual format. Students and professors started out the day with an advocacy overview with the Academy’s Senior Director of Government Relations Susan Pilch, JD. Students, professors, and Academy staff then attended virtual…
Academy Urges Health and Human Services to Recognize Role of Audiologists with Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Devices
Today, Academy President Angela Shoup, PhD, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Health and Human Services (HHS), The Honorable Xavier Becerra, to express the Academy’s concerns about the Administration’s oversimplification of hearing loss and treatment in the advancement of over-the-counter (OTC) devices, as reflected in President Biden’s recent Executive Order and accompanying fact…
President Biden’s Executive Order Aimed at Improving Competition Highlights Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids
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