Resolutions and Motions Being Considered

The following resolutions and motions are being considered by the Board of Directors.

We welcome your input on any of the topics. Please send your comments to the Board of Directors before the closing of the discussion period.

Resolutions

BOD 09-2017

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the Board of Ethics’ (BOE) proposed Issues in Ethics statement titled Obtaining Clients for Private Practice From Primary Place of Employment (2017), as revised from the 2014 version.

Discussion open until 5/23. Voting open 5/24-5/26.

BOD 10-2017

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) establish an Ad Hoc Committee on Facilitated Communication (FC) and the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) [hereafter, “the Committee”]; and further

RESOLVED, That the Committee’s charge include (a) reviewing the scientific literature regarding the use of FC since 1994; (b) updating the 1995 ASHA position statement on FC; (c) reviewing the scientific literature regarding RPM; and (d) developing resources to guide members on the use of RPM; and further

RESOLVED, That the Committee comprise five members appointed by the Committee on Committees, including researchers and practitioners in speech-language pathology or related professions who are knowledgeable about FC and RPM; and further 

RESOLVED, That the vice president for speech-language pathology practice designate the committee chair; and further

RESOLVED, That the chief executive officer appoint the ex officio; and further

RESOLVED, That the Committee conduct its work primarily through e-mail, phone, and web meetings and that the Committee complete its work within 1 year after the official date that the appointments were made; and further

RESOLVED, That the Policy section of the Standing Operating Procedures of the Ad Hoc Committee on FC and RPM be approved.

Discussion open until 5/23. Voting open 5/24-5/26.

Motions

There are no motions currently being considered.

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