Washington HB 1001 and Montana SB 214 were signed into law on April 13and May 2, respectively, bringing the number of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC) participating states to 27.
Individuals licensed in one of the participating states will eventually be able to apply for a privilege to provide services both in person and via telehealth in any of the other participating states. The Compact Commission is currently working on building the necessary infrastructure to fully operationalize the Compact.
The Academy and ADA Join Forces on Capitol Hill
Academy President Virginia Ramachandran, AuD, PhD, and Executive Director Patrick Gallagher, MBA, teamed up with the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) leadership to advocate for the profession on Capitol Hill. The group first met with Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) office and then attended a fundraiser for Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA). Senators Warren and Grassley…
Updated Academy Code of Ethics
Over the last year, the Ethical Practices Committee (EPC) conducted a comprehensive review of the Code of Ethics. The EPC received the initial request from the Academy board to review the code and consider if any changes might be needed in consideration of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids entering the market. The board asked that the…