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):

12.1.2. Method of Recognition

A state audiology, speech-language-hearing, or speech-language 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 a maximum of two (2) associations in each state that combine to represent the interests of both professions and shall be available only to those state associations with working collaboratively toward purposes that are consistent with those of the Association. Recognized state associations’ and membership requirements shall be are consistent with those of the Association, and that are the state associations shall be independent and not controlled, directly or indirectly, by any other organization.

Discussion still open. Changes are pending.

BOD 16-2016

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve $6,000 to host an Early Career Professional Reception at the 2016 Convention.

Discussion open until 8/22. Voting open 8/23-8/25.

BOD 17-2016

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the formation of an ad hoc committee to provide technical support regarding ASHA’s work with the National Institutions (Ministry of Health and the National Secretariat for Human Rights of Persons With Disabilities) of Paraguay as part of the ASHA-Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) collaboration. The ad hoc committee is charged with creating a sustainable service delivery model for Paraguay by developing a set of hands-on train-the-trainer workshops to selected clinical agencies that are providing services for children with disabilities, and further

RESOLVED, That the newly appointed Ad Hoc Committee for Technical Support to National Institutions of Paraguay (hereafter, “the Ad Hoc Committee”) comprise six members, of which one will be the chair, one will be a member of the International Issues Board (IIB), and one will be an ex officio. All members will have voting rights but the ex officio. The committee members will be bilingual English/Spanish with international expertise in high-level networks and with training experience in resource-limited countries. The members will be approved by the Committee on Committees (COC), and further

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee will meet electronically and will perform the following tasks:

  1. Make recommendations and oversee the implementation of the workplan and action plan developed jointly with the National Institutions (Ministry of Health and the National Secretariat for Human Rights of Persons With Disabilities) of Paraguay.
  2. Recruit volunteers to assist Paraguayan phonoaudiologists with their large caseloads as well as provide mentoring to the local clinician.
  3. Recruit volunteers to provide training for professionals and families of people with disabilities.
  4. Assist with development of a national directory, a referral system of phonoaudiologists.
  5. Assist with development of campaign awareness for the general public, and further

RESOLVED, That the term of the Ad Hoc Committee is for 1 year and will conclude September 30, 2017.

RESOLVED, That the ASHA BOD vice president for planning serve as the BOD liaison and the ASHA chief executive officer (CEO) appoint the ex officio, and further

RESOLVED, That the Standard Operating Policy document for the Ad Hoc Committee to provide technical assistance to Paraguay be approved.

Discussion open until 8/24. Voting open 8/25-8/29.

Motions

Motion 28-2016

MOVED, That resolution BOD 14-2016 be amended by deleting the following:

BOD 14-2016, RESOLVED, That Article XII of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Bylaws be amended to read as follows (proposed new language is underlined; text to be deleted is crossed out):

12.1.2. Method of Recognition

A state audiology, speech-language-hearing, or speech-language 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 associationa maximum of two (2) associations in each state that combine to represent the interests of both professions and shall be available only to those state associations withworking collaboratively toward purposes that are consistent with those of the Association. Recognized state associations’and membership requirements shall beare consistent with those of the Association, and that arethe state associations shall be independent and not controlled, directly or indirectly, by any other organization.

and substituting:

BOD 14-2016, RESOLVED, That Article XII of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Bylaws be amended to read as follows (bold denotes changes):

12.1.1. Purpose

Recognition provides official identification of state 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 (a) one association that represents both professions of speech-language pathology and audiology; or (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. Recognition shall be available only to those state associations whose purposes are consistent with those of the Association and are independent and not controlled, directly or indirectly, by any other organization. Recognized state associations’ membership requirements shall be consistent with those of the Association.

Discussion open until 8/24. Voting open 8/25-8/29.

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