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 14-2016

RESOLVED, That Article XII of the ASHA Bylaws be amended to read as follows (proposed new language is underlined; text to be deleted is crossed out):

12.1.1. Purpose

Recognition provides official identification of state speech-language-hearing associations that represent the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology.

12.1.2. Method of Recognition

A state association that desires recognition shall petition in writing to the Board of Directors. Recognition shall be granted and maintained at the discretion of the Board of Directors to only one association in each state and(a) one association that represents both professions of speech-language pathology and audiology (b) two associations, one representing speech-language pathology and one representing audiology, with a formalized agreement to collaborate and jointly represent the interests of both professions within the state; or (c) two associations, one representing speech-language pathology as well as audiology, and one representing audiology, with a formalized agreement to collaborate and jointly represent the interests of both professions within the state. Recognition shall be available only to those state associations with purposes and membership requirements that are consistent with those of the Association and that are independent and not controlled, directly or indirectly, by any other organization.

Discussion open until 9/23. Voting open 9/23-9/27.

BOD 21-2016

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) support the 5th annual Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference. ASHA will be recognized on the conference website and in printed materials, as well as have a free exhibit table at the conference. In return, ASHA will promote the conference to members using appropriate and available communication vehicles, including the online communities, relevant newsletters, social media outlets, and the ASHA web site. 

Discussion open until 9/23. Voting open 9/23-9/27.

BOD 22-2016

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors (BOD) approve additional funds of up to $9,000 for travel for 2016 ASHA President Jaynee Handelsman. 

RESOLVED, That up to $9,000 from the BOD Contingency Fund be approved for this one-time request. 

Discussion open until 9/26. Voting open 9/26-9/29.

BOD 23-2016

RESOLVED, That the Board of Directors (BOD) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) approve the development and implementation of an interstate licensing compact for audiologists and speech-language pathologists. 

Discussion open until 9/30. Voting open 9/30-10/4.

Motions

There are no motions currently being considered.

ASHA Corporate Partners