Tennessee and Iowa recently joined the list of states that are now participating in the ASLP-IC.
This interstate licensing compact will enable practitioners in participating states to apply for a “privilege” to practice both in-person and via telehealth in other participating states. The ASLP-IC, like other similar compacts that exist for other professions, like nursing, will increase the portability of licensure as well as facilitate access to these critical services.
For additional information about the ASLP-IC, please visit the dedicated website.
The Alliance for Connected Care has updated its COVID-19 State Telehealth and Licensure Expansion Dashboard, which tracks state-by-state developments on the status of COVID-19 emergency waivers and its impact on temporary telehealth and licensure policies. As of June 15, 2022, 39 states and Washington, D.C. have ended their emergency declarations, while 11 states continue to…
National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has updated its map and chart that describes each state’s latest emergency orders and actions designed to safeguard residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, including statewide mask requirements. In states without mask mandates, local governments, school districts, and businesses may still choose to require masks as they see fit….
The Academy submitted a letter to the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology in opposition to a draft policy that would require audiologists to provide an in-person assessment prior to providing services via telehealth. The Academy recommended that the Board of Registration allow clinicians to evaluate patients through telehealth based on clinical…