Advocacy

Current NCAA Legislative and Policy Issues

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Planning for the 2024-2025 Legislative Sessions

After finally securing passage of our “statutory update” during the 2023 legislative session we turn our attention to deciding what our 2024-2025 legislative agenda will be.  Our success during the 2023 session means that audiologists can rest assured that their services are covered by statute and that they can practice at the top of their license.

There are limits to what we can accomplish during the “short” legislative session starting in April, but we will begin working to enact our agenda none the less.  Your NCAA leadership along with your lobbyists are currently working on a list of legislative agenda items.

If you have suggestions about issues that should be included please write to Tony Solari at  solarigovernmentsolutions@gmail.com.  You can, of course, also make your views known to your NCAA leadership team.

Exciting updates are available for NCAA members only both on this website and via your lobbyist’s periodic legislative/policy updates.

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Interstate Compact

At this time, the ASLP-IC has been enacted into law in 29 states. The ASLP-IC Commission held its first meeting in January 2022 to establish rules and bylaws to implement the compact. Committees are now meeting on a monthly basis to continue these meetings on a monthly basis. The meetings are open to the public, and you can find more information here.

The process of establishing the commission and operationalizing the compact typically takes 18 months to two years. Once the commission is fully operational and the member states are fully integrated in the compact’s data system, compact privileges to practice will become available. We currently anticipate that applications for compact privileges will open in early 2024.

Please see this page for updates from the ASLP-IC Commission.

The interactive state map lists the current ASLP-IC member states and other states proposing to join the ASLP-IC. 

The current member states are: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Privilege to Practice
Once the Compact is fully operational, licensed audiologists and speech-language pathologists will be able to apply for a privilege to practice in-person and through telehealth in ASLP-IC states.

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