To monitor the response of state and local governments to the coronavirus, you can access a free resource created by MultiState Associates.
The COVID-19 State and Local Policy Dashboard provides a quick and easy reference to updates and information issued by state and key local agencies and policymakers (updated daily).
Toggle between the tabs in the top left-hand corner of the screen.
The tabs are organized as follows:
- Tab 1: Main state-level information and activity, such as links to health department COVID-19 websites, key contacts, state of emergency declarations, executive orders, changes to legislative sessions, travel restrictions, and official Twitter accounts.
- Tab 2: Additional state-level activity, such as limits on mass gatherings, school closures, mandatory curfews, restaurant and retail closures, and more.
- Tab 3: Main local-level information and activity, in the same format as Tab 1.
- Tab 4: Additional local-level activity, in a similar format as Tab 2.
Academy Opposes Tennessee Legislation to Add Cerumen Management to Hearing Instrument Specialist Scope of Practice
The Academy expressed its opposition to Tennessee legislation (SB 665/ HB 920) that would add cerumen management to the scope of practice for hearing instrument specialists who have completed an International Hearing Society cerumen management course. The Academy’s letter pointed out the critical differences between the education and training of an audiologist and a hearing…
The American Academy of Audiology has expressed its opposition to Illinois HB 3102 that would create a new licensure category for audiology assistants and would allow proof of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certification as an audiology assistant as a pathway to such licensure. The American Academy of Audiology does not see a necessity for state licensing…
Academy Opposes Florida Legislation to Remove Audiological Evaluation Prior to Issuance of Hearing Aid
The American Academy of Audiology has expressed its opposition to Florida legislation that would remove the current state requirement that individuals receive evaluation and testing by a licensed audiologist and instead allow individuals simply to sign a waiver prior to receiving a hearing aid. This legislation was introduced and very quickly amended into SB 700—a large…