Audiology Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC)

Audiology Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC)

Two More States Pass Legislation to Implement Audiology/Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Licensure Compact

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. 

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AUDIOLOGY ADVOCATE | Audiology/SLP State Licensure Compact: The Path Forward

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. 

Topic(s): Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), asha, Audiology Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC), ASLP-IC, Telehealth, tele-audiology, teleaudiology

Publication Issue: Audiology Today July/August 2020