Board of Ethics

Liaisons with the Vice Presidents for Standards and Ethics in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Charge

As a semi-autonomous body, formulate and, from time to time, amend the Code of Ethics containing the professional responsibilities by which members and certificate holders shall be bound; develop educational programs and materials on ethics for distribution to members and certificate holders, to academic programs, and to other agencies and associations; formulate and publish procedures that shall be used for the processing of alleged violations of the Code of Ethics, including a reasonable opportunity to be heard through counsel of one's own choosing; use its discretion to determine sanctions for violations, including revocation of membership and certification.

Composition

BOE is a 17-member body that meets in-person 3 times each year (winter, summer, and at the ASHA Convention) and consists of at least 6 audiologists, 6 SLPs, and 2 public members. The BOE has one subcommittee, the Ethics Education Subcommittee.

Members

  • Theresa Rodgers, Chair, CCC-SLP
  • Patricia Kriegisch Kondapi, Vice-chair, CCC-SLP
  • Joseph Montano, Board Liaison, CCC-A
  • Barbara Jacobson, Board Liaison, CCC-SLP

For more information, please send an email to [email protected].

Term

All members have 4 year, staggered terms.

Commitments/Obligations

​Generally, the first 3 years are spent primarily in ethics complaint adjudication and the final year solely on the Ethics Education Subcommittee (EES). At any time, 13 members serve as complaint adjudicators who are assigned 1–3 cases per meeting to prepare and present to the full board for deliberation, and 4 members serve on the EES.

Desired Service Qualifications/Experiences

Those appointed to the BOE are experienced both as ASHA certified professionals and volunteers. State licensing board experience is useful. In addition, new members are chosen in terms of suitability to engage in sensitive, confidential work dealing with a variety of ethical, legal and professional disciplinary matters.

Future Vacancies

Generally 4 vacancies per year.

Staff Liaison

Heather Bupp, Esq., ex officio ([email protected])