Georgia and North Carolina recently passed legislation to implement the Audiology/Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC).
These two states join four other states that have passed implementing legislation so far this year—Oklahoma, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
This compact would allow state-licensed audiologists and speech-language pathologists to apply for privileges to practice in other participating states and would enable them to provide services across state lines—either face-to-face or through telepractice.
In 2016, the National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (NCSB) formally began the multi-stage process for developing an occupational licensure compact for audiology and speech-language pathology. The NCSB worked with the National Center for Interstate Compacts (NCIC), a part of the Council of State Governments (CSG) that has successfully worked with other health-care professions to enact licensure compacts.