2018 Resolutions and Motions

The following resolutions and motions have been considered by the Board of Directors. As action is taken, this page will be updated.

Resolutions

BOD 01-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the Board of Ethics (BOE)–proposed revised Issues in Ethics statement titled Misrepresentation of Services for Insurance Reimbursement, Funding, or Private Payment (2017), as revised from the 2010 version.

Approved   11-1

BOD 02-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the Board of Ethics (BOE) proposed revised Issues in Ethics statement titled Public Announcements and Public Statements (2017), as revised from the 2015 version.

Approved   13-0

BOD 03-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the Board of Ethics (BOE) proposed revised Issues in Ethics statement titled Use of Graduate Doctoral Degrees by Members and Certificate Holders (2017), as revised from the 2013 version.

Approved   13-0

BOD 04-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) authorize the formation of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Clinical Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology. The Ad Hoc Committee is charged with (a) explicating the rationale and potential issues and benefits entailed in moving the clinical doctorate from a post–entry-level, optional degree to the entry-level degree for speech-language pathology; (b) determining whether an educational summit should be recommended to the BOD so that a larger group of stakeholders can discuss the need, explore potential issues, and make recommendations about moving to a clinical doctorate for the entry-level degree in speech-language pathology; and (c) if a summit is deemed desirable, prepare a draft of the summit agenda for the BOD to consider; and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA provide for travel and per diem expenses of all ad hoc committee appointees to support their participation in one, 2-day, in-person meeting in 2018 at ASHA’s National Office and via telecommunications; and further

RESOLVED, That the ad hoc committee comprise

  • two representatives from the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD);
  • one representative from each of the following: the Academic Affairs Board, the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), and the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC);
  • one representative from the Schools Issues Board;
  • one representative from the Special Interest Groups who works in a health care setting;
  • the ASHA Vice President for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology, the ASHA Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practices, and the ASHA Vice President for Standards and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology; and
  • an ex officio to be appointed by ASHA’s Chief Executive Officer and other ASHA staff consultants, as needed; and further

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee complete its work and report back to the BOD by December 31, 2018; and further

RESOLVED, That the “Policy” section of the ad hoc committee’s Standard Operating Procedures policy section be approved.

Withdrawn

BOD 05-2018

RESOLVED, That BOD 35-2016 be rescinded; and further

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the revised composition of the Academic Affairs Board (AAB), as indicated below (deletions indicated by strikeout; additions are underlined):

RESOLVED, That the AAB comprise eightnine ASHA members with expertise in academic, clinical, and research education who will be appointed as voting members by the Committee on Committees (CoC) to serve 3-year staggered terms, one of whom is an early career professional (ECP) (30 years of age or less, or 5 years or fewer in the profession); and one non-voting National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) member to be appointed by the NSSLHA Executive Council for a term designated by the Executive Council; and further

RESOLVED, That the AAB comprise four appointees recommended by the vice president for academic affairs in audiology, four appointees recommended by the vice president for academic affairs in speech-language pathology, one ECP who is jointly recommended by the vice president for academic affairs in audiology and the vice president for academic affairs in speech-language pathology, and a chair who has at least 1 year of experience on the AAB; this individual will serve a 1-year term as chair, concurrent with his or her 3-year term as committee member; and further

RESOLVED, That the vice president for academic affairs in audiology and the vice president for academic affairs in speech-language pathology both serve as monitoring vice presidents on the AAB; and further

RESOLVED, That one ASHA staff member serve as a non-voting ex officio member to be appointed by the Chief Executive Officer; and further

RESOLVED, That the recommended change take effect to appoint the ECP member during the 2018 CoC process for terms beginning January 1, 2019; and further

RESOLVED, That the ASHA BOD approve the Standard Operating Procedurespolicy document for the AAB.

Approved   13-1

BOD 06-2018

RESOLVED, That BOD 37-2016 be rescinded; and further  

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the update of the composition of the Government Relations and Public Policy Board (GRPPB), as indicated below (deletions indicated by strikeout; additions are underlined):

RESOLVED, That the GRPPB comprise 1011voting members appointed to serve 3-year staggered terms to be appointed by the Committee on Committees (CoC), and a nonvoting National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) member to be appointed by the NSSLHA Executive Council for a term designated by the NSSLHA Executive Council. The appointed members shall include eightnine ASHA members, one of whom is an early career professional (ECP) (30 years of age or younger, or 5 years or fewer in the profession), one public member, the current chair of the ASHA Political Action Committee (PAC) Board (or designee), and one nonvoting NSSLHA member. The appointed ASHA members shall demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following areas: health care, schools, higher education, research, audiology, or speech-language pathology; and further,

RESOLVED, That one ASHA staff member serve as a non-voting ex-officio member without vote to be appointed by the Chief Executive Officer; and further

RESOLVED, That the recommended change take effect to appoint the ECP position during the 2018 CoC process for terms beginning January 1, 2019; and further

RESOLVED, That the ASHA BOD approve the Standard Operating Procedures policy document for the GRPPB.

Approved   13-0-1

BOD 07-2018

RESOLVED, That BOD 39-2016 be rescinded; and further

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the revised composition of the Multicultural Issues Board (MIB), as indicated below (deletions indicated by strikeout; additions are underlined):

RESOLVED, That the composition of the MIB be revised to include no more than 13 members, including one non-voting National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) member to be appointed by the NSSLHA Executive Council for a term designated by the NSSLHA Executive Council, and 12 voting members appointed by the Committee on Committees (CoC)who shall serve 3-year staggered terms, one of whom is an early career professional (ECP) member (30 years of age or younger or having 5 years or fewer in the profession); and further

RESOLVED, That members appointed to the BODMIB have expertise in multicultural issues or issues of cultural and linguistic diversity that influence our discipline and the practice of our professions, and/or have experience working with diverse populations; and further

RESOLVED, That BODMIB appointments are made with specific effort to assemble as diverse a group of members and member perspectives as possible across the range of dimensions of diversity to ensure a variety of ideas and approaches for increasing diversity and cultural competence among the ASHA membership. These dimensions include but are not limited to race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, and ability, in addition to geographic region and work setting; and further

RESOLVED, That the recommended change take effect to appoint the ECP position during the 2018 CoC process for terms beginning January 1, 2019; and further

RESOLVED, That the ASHA BOD approve the Standard Operating Procedurespolicy document for the MIB.

Approved   13-1

BOD 08-2018

RESOLVED, That the American-Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) accept the Report of the Ad Hoc Committee for Technical Support to the Ministry of Health of Guyana under the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)-Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) collaboration.

Discussion open until 1/26. Voting open 1/26-1/30.

Approved   14-0

BOD 09-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the revised composition to the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Review as indicated below (proposed new language is underlined; deleted text is crossed out):

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) establish the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Review (hereafter, “the Committee”), charged with conducting a review and evaluation of aspects of ASHA’s governance structure and processes to determine if they meet the Association’s current governance needs. Aspects to be addressed include reviewing—and, if necessary, making—recommendations regarding

  • opportunities and processes for meaningful member input and engagement to inform the BOD, including the Advisory Councils;
  • the qualifications for BOD Service;
  • nominations and election process for ASHA's BOD and Advisory Council elections; and
  • voter participation in ASHA's BOD and Advisory Council elections; and further

RESOLVED, That the committee comprise nine members including the chair, all of whom will have voting rights. The Committee on Committees will appoint all Committee members—the chair as well as three audiologists and three speech-language pathologists serving as members with representation in the following manner:

  • one member as the chair of the Committee on Leadership Cultivation of the Leadership Cultivation and Nomination Board;
  • one member each from the Audiology Advisory Council and from the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council;
  • the chairs of the Audiology Advisory Council and the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council;
  • two members of the Committee on Nominations and Elections;
  • one past BOD memberNSSLHA representative to the Advisory Councils; and
  • one chair (the chair can be from either profession); and further

RESOLVED, That the immediate past president of the BOD shall serve as BOD liaison and participate in all activities of the Committee and that the Chief Executive Officer shall appoint the staff ex officio; and further

RESOLVED, That the Committee develop recommendations based on their findings and submit them to the ASHA BOD by December 131, 2018; and further

RESOLVED, That the policy section of the Standard Operating Procedures for the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance be approved.

Approved   11-0

BOD 10-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) support the proposal submitted by Innovational Services, Revitalization of an Aligned Sense of Purpose; and further

RESOLVED, That funding be approved to implement the proposal.

Approved   15-0

BOD 11-2018

RESOLVED, That Hannah Kifle and David Rule represent the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) by participating in the 3-day meeting of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Technical Working Group (TWG) on Rehabilitation April 18–20, 2018. The TWG will develop the WHO Package of Priority Rehabilitation Interventions (hereafter, “the Package”); and further 

RESOLVED, that ASHA reimburse them (in accordance with ASHA’s travel policies) up to $3,000 each to participate in the WHO TWG April 2018 meeting in Bangalore, India.

Approved   12-0

BOD 12-2018

RESOLVED, That BOD 36-2017 be rescinded; and further

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the sunset of the Leadership Cultivation and Nomination Board (LCNB), effective immediately; and further

RESOLVED, That the ASHA BOD approve that the Committee on Leadership Cultivation (CLC) and the Committee on Nominations and Elections (CNE) convert into standalone standing committees; and further

RESOLVED, That the ASHA BOD approve the revised Standard Operating Procedures policy sections for the CNE and CLC, respectively.

Approved   11-0

BOD 13-2018

RESOLVED, That up to $2,500 from the 2018 Board of Directors (BOD) Contingency Fund be approved to cover airfare (in accordance with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s [ASHA's] travel policies) for Shari Robertson to travel to Shanghai, China as an invited keynote presenter at the Chinese Ministry of Health's Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) conference to be held May 31 to June 3, 2018.

Approved   12-0

BOD 14-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve (a) the revised Practices and Procedures of the Board of Ethics (2018) as outlined in the redlined document titled Practices and Procedures of BOE Redline and (b) the clean version titled Practices and Procedures of BOE FINAL; and further 

RESOLVED, that the revised Practices and Procedures of the Board of Ethics (2018) be effective immediately in April 2018.

Approved   14-0

BOD 15-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s 2018 annual report of the Association’s membership in and affiliation with other organizations be approved; and further

RESOLVED, That continued affiliation with the following organizations be approved:  

  • Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA)
  • American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF)
  • American Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Association
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Brain Injury—Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group
  • American Council on Education
  • American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee
  • American Medical Association Relative Value Scale Update Committee Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee
  • American National Standards Institute
  • Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors
  • Coalition for Global Hearing Health
  • Coalition for Patients’ Rights
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International (CARF International)
  • Committee for Education Funding (CEF)
  • Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
  • Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC)
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD)
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance (DHHA)
  • Early Childhood Personnel Center 
  • Fair Access Coalition on Testing (FACT)
  • Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education
  • Habilitation Benefits Coalition (HAB Coalition)
  • Hearing International
  • Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
  • Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)
  • Institute of International Education
  • International Association for Continuing Education and Training
  • International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics
  • International Society of Audiology
  • Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC)
  • National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (NASISP)
  • National Association for Advisors in the Health Professions (NAAHP)
  • National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care (Associate Membership)
  • National Center for Birth Defects and Other Developmental Disabilities, External Partners Group
  • National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) (formerly IDEA Partnership)
  • National Coalition on Personnel Shortages in Special Education and Related Services
  • National Consortium on Health Science Education
  • National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • National Council on Aging
  • National Easter Seal Society
  • National Hearing Conservation Association
  • National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities
  • National Universal Design for Learning Task Force
  • Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • Partnership for Health in Aging (PHA)
  • Patient Access to Responsible Care Alliance (PARCA)
  • Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
  • Standards Secretariat, Acoustical Society of America
  • The Joint Commission
  • TriAlliance of Health and Rehabilitation Professions
  • World Parkinson Coalition, Inc.

Approved   14-0

BOD 16-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Board of Directors (BOD) approve the extension of the Ad Hoc Committee on Language Proficiency to July 31, 2018, to allow the Committee to complete its charge and conduct a peer review of the proposed requirement for language proficiency.

Approved   14-0

BOD 17-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the Board of Ethics (BOE)–proposed revised Issues in Ethics statement (IES) titled Ethics in Research and Scholarly Activity, Including Protection of Research Participants (2018), as revised from the 2014 version, Ethics in Research and Scholarly Activity.

Approved   13-0

BOD 18-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the extension of the Joint Committee on Dysphagia Competencies (hereafter, “the Joint Committee”) with Special Interest Group (SIG) 13 (Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders) and the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (AB-SSD) to December 31, 2018, to allow the committee to complete its charge to develop resources around advanced-level dysphagia competencies.

Approved   15-0

BOD 19-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) appoint Kenn Apel, PhD, CCC-SLP, as a member of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Program Assessment Advisory Panel for Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice for a 1-year term, effective immediately and ending April 30, 2019, and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA pay for the one appointed ASHA member to attend a 2-day face-to-face IPEC Program Assessment Panel workshop and meeting (U.S. meeting location to be determined) in 2018.

Approved   9-0

BOD 20-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve an additional 2.5-day meeting at ASHA’s National Office beginning in 2019 for the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC) in lieu of the 1-day meeting held on Committee Day at the ASHA Convention; and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA reimburse CFCC members for reimbursable expenses specified in ASHA’s travel policy; and further

RESOLVED, That, beginning in 2020, the OCB budget for the CFCC include annual funding for a third in-person meeting.

Approved   15-0

BOD 21-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) accept the report submitted by the Ad Hoc Committee on Health Reform and Alternative Payment Models.

Approved   15-0

BOD 22-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve ASHA becoming a founding member of the Global Rehabilitation Alliance (GRA); and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA will pay the annual fee not to exceed $4,000; and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA will nominate an ASHA member to be a candidate to serve on the GRA Board; and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA will reimburse expenses up to $4,000 for this member as specified in ASHA’s travel policy; and further

RESOLVED, That the Chief Executive Officer shall appoint the ASHA staff member to serve as ASHA’s liaison representative; and further

RESOLVED, That the Association’s formal affiliation with the GRA be reapproved annually with the list of ASHA’s membership and affiliations with external organizations.

Approved   13-0

BOD 23-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) authorize the formation of the Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate Education for Speech-Language Pathologists (hereafter, “the Ad Hoc Committee”). The Ad Hoc Committee is charged with gathering data and synthesizing information into a report that addresses the following questions:

  1. What are the rationale and data indicating whether optional, post-entry-level clinical doctoral programs in speech-language pathology in the United States should be accredited?
    1. What are the risks to the profession of speech-language pathology and/or the public if post-entry-level clinical doctoral programs in speech-language pathology continue to be unaccredited, and what would be the benefits of accrediting these programs?
    2. What are the human and financial resources that might be needed to establish an accreditation program for optional, post-entry-level clinical doctoral programs in speech-language pathology—and, also, to conduct ongoing monitoring of such programs?
    3. How could the clinical doctorate in speech-language pathology best align with other degrees in the continuum of service delivery?
  2. What are the rationale and data indicating what is needed to adequately prepare future speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to enter the profession?
    1. Which aspects of the current model of entry-level education for speech-language pathology in the United States are serving the profession and the public adequately now, and in the near future, and which aspects are not?
    2. Are there changes to the current model of entry-level education that would likely help to address any gaps or unmet needs that have been identified?
    3. What are the benefits and risks to the profession of speech-language pathology and/or the public if the current model of entry-level education for SLPs remains unchanged in the near future?
    4. What are the benefits and risks to the profession of speech-language pathology and/or the public if the current model of entry-level education for SLPs, or some aspects of the current model, are changed in the near future?
  3. What input do ASHA members and other key stakeholders have regarding (a) which aspects of the current model of entry-level education for speech-language pathology in the United States are serving the profession and the public adequately now, and in the near future, and (b) which aspects are not?
    1. The perspectives of ASHA-certified SLPs will be sought from those who work in
      1. school settings;
      2. preschool and early intervention settings;
      3. private practice settings;
      4. health care settings; and
      5. universities.
    2. The perspectives of other key stakeholders who are not necessarily ASHA-certified SLPs will be sought—in particular, those stakeholders from
      1. university academic and clinical faculty and program directors in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) departments;
      2. administrators (e.g., deans, provosts) in university settings
      3. administrators and supervisors from practice settings in which ASHA members work; and
      4. students enrolled in speech-language pathology master’s degree programs, clinical doctoral programs in speech-language pathology, and undergraduate CSD programs; and further

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee address these questions, and any others that they deem important; summarize the data gathered about the current and alternative models of graduate education for preparing SLPs, including the perspectives of stakeholders; and outline possible next steps in a report to the ASHA BOD; and further

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee complete its work and report back to the ASHA BOD in 2019; and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA provide for travel and per diem expenses for Ad Hoc Committee members to support their participation in two, 2-day, in-person meetings—the first to be held in 2018 and the second in 2019—at ASHA’s National Office and/or via telecommunications; and further

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee comprise the following 13 members to be appointed by the Committee on Committees:

  • One representative from the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD)
  • One representative from the Academic Affairs Board
  • One representative from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
  • One representative from the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC)
  • One representative who is a speech-language pathologist working in a school setting
  • One representative who is a speech-language pathologist working in a health care setting
  • One recent graduate of a master’s degree program in speech-language pathology
  • One recent graduate of a clinical doctoral degree in speech-language pathology
  • The 2018 ASHA Vice President for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology (BOD liaison in 2018)
  • The 2019 ASHA Vice President for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology (BOD liaison in 2019)
  • The ASHA Vice President for Academic Affairs in Audiology
  • The ASHA Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practices
  • The ASHA Vice President for Standards and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology; and further

RESOLVED, That the ex officio and other ASHA staff consultants be appointed by ASHA’s Chief Executive Officer; and further 

RESOLVED, That the “Policy” section of the Ad Hoc Committee’s Standard Operating Procedures policy section be approved.

Approved   14-0

BOD 24-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve ASHA establishing a formal affiliation with the Modern Medicaid Alliance (MMA); and further

RESOLVED, That the Chief Executive Officer shall appoint the ASHA staff member to serve as ASHA’s liaison representative; and further

RESOLVED, That the Association’s formal affiliation with the MMA be reapproved annually with the list of ASHA’s membership and affiliations with external organizations

Approved   14-0

BOD 25-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) support the 7th 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 website.

Approved   11-0

BOD 26-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve funding for one face-to-face meeting at the National Office with the following five audiology association groups:

  • Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology (ARA)
  • American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
  • American Doctors of Audiology (ADA)
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Educational Audiology Association (EAA)

RESOLVED, That ASHA reimburse up to 30 meeting participants for reimbursable expenses as specified in ASHA’s travel policy; and further 

RESOLVED, That the facilitated meeting be dedicated to exploring an aligned mission and vision for the profession of audiology. The anticipated timeframe for the meeting to occur is by the end of 2018.

Approved   14-0

BOD 27-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the updated Scope of Practice in Audiology (2018), an official policy of ASHA defining the breadth of practice within the profession of audiology; and further

RESOLVED, That the revised Scope of Practice in Audiology (2018) be effective as of September 1, 2018.

Withdrawn

BOD 28-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) authorize the formation of the Ad Hoc Committee on Recognition of Advanced Non-Clinical Practice (hereafter, “the Ad Hoc Committee”), charged with recommending an appropriate mechanism(s) to recognize areas of advanced, non-clinical specialty practice. Potential mechanisms could include, but are not limited to, a type of certificate; a specialized Award for Continuing Education (ACE); a program of Professional Specialty Certification; a modification of the charge to the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC), which oversees the ASHA Clinical Specialty Certification program; or other mechanism(s) to be identified by the Ad Hoc Committee; and further

RESOLVED, that the Ad Hoc Committee comprise up to seven members, including the chair, with representation from the following groups, to be appointed by the Committee on Committees:

  • Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision (2012–2013) or Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision Training (2014–2016)
  • Committee on Clinical Specialty Certification (CCSC)
  • Continuing Education Board (CEB)
  • Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC)
  • Supervision Specialty Certification Petitioner Group (2017)
  • Special Interest Group 18, Telepractice; and further

RESOLVED, that the Vice President for Standards and Ethics in Audiology and the Vice President for Standards and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology serve as BOD liaisons and participate in all activities of the Ad Hoc Committee and that the Chief Executive Officer appoint a staff member as ex officio and other staff consultants, as needed; and further

RESOLVED, that the Ad Hoc Committee be funded for one face-to-face meeting in 2018 and thereafter complete its work by electronic and virtual means; and further

RESOLVED, that the Ad Hoc Committee develop and submit recommendations to the ASHA BOD by June 30, 2019; and further

RESOLVED, that the Policy section of the Standard Operating Procedures for the Ad Hoc Committee on Recognition of Advanced Non-Clinical Practice be approved.

Approved   13-0

BOD 29-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve a position statement on Facilitated Communication (FC).

Approved   15-0

BOD 30-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve a position statement on the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM).

Approved   15-0

BOD 31-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the updated Scope of Practice in Audiology(2018), an official policy of ASHA defining the breadth of practice within the profession of audiology; and further

RESOLVED, That the revised Scope of Practice in Audiology (2018) be effective as of September 1, 2018.

Approved   13-0

BOD 32-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the formation of the Ad Hoc Committee to Establish a Position on American Sign Language (ASL) (hereafter, “the Committee”); and further

RESOLVED, That the Committee be charged with developing a position statement recognizing that ASL is a complex, visual, and manual language that is distinct and different from English; and further

RESOLVED, that the Committee comprise six ASHA members, including the chair, who have expertise and experience regarding ASL, to be appointed by the Committee on Committees; and further

RESOLVED, That the Committee conduct its work primarily through e-mail, phone, and web meetings, and that the Committee complete its work by December 31, 2018; and further

RESOLVED, That the vice president for speech-language pathology practice serve as the BOD liaison and that the chief executive officer appoint the ex officio; and further

RESOLVED, That the Policy section of the Standing Operating Procedures of the Ad Hoc Committee to Establish a Position on American Sign Language (ASL) be approved.

Approved   13-0

BOD 33-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors (BOD) approve the extension of the Ad Hoc Committee on Language Proficiency to October 31, 2018, to allow the Committee to complete its charge and conduct a peer review of the proposed definition and description of language proficiency.

Approved   13-0

BOD 34-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the extension of the Ad Hoc Committee to Provide Technical Support to Ministry of Health, the Inspiration Center, and Its Partners of Belize (hereafter, “ad hoc committee”) under the ASHA/Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) collaboration to August 31, 2019, to allow the committee to complete its charge.

Discussion open until 9/9. Voting open 9/10–12.

Approved   13-0

BOD 35-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve $6,500 in additional funds to help offset estimated expenses of the 2018 BOD Retreat, with the funding coming from the 2018 BOD Contingency Fund.

Approved   12-0

BOD 36-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the 2019 Public Policy Agenda.

Approved   15-0

BOD 37-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) renew the recognition of the following speech-language-hearing associations through December 31, 2023:

  • Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama 
  • Alaska Speech-Language-Hearing Association 
  • Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Inc. 
  • Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association 
  • California Speech and Hearing Association 
  • Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association 
  • Connecticut Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Inc. 
  • Delaware Speech-Language-Hearing Association 
  • District of Columbia Speech-Language-Hearing Association 
  • Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, Inc. 
  • Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association 
  • Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association 

Approved   10-0

BOD 38-2018

RESOLVED, That the title and mission of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Special Interest Group (SIG) 3, Voice and Voice Disorders, be modified given the changes in scope of practice since SIG 3 was established within the Plan for Special Interest Divisions and Study Sections in 1988 (LC 21-88); and further

RESOLVED, That the name Special Interest Group 3, Voice and Voice Disorders, be changed to Special Interest Group 3, Voice and Upper Airway Disorders, to reflect the expanded scope of practice.

Approved   12-0

BOD 39-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve an additional 4-day meeting at ASHA’s National Office for 2019–2021 for the Board of Ethics (BOE) in lieu of the 2-day meeting held on the Tuesday and Wednesday (Committee Day) preceding the ASHA Convention; and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA reimburse BOE members for reimbursable expenses specified in ASHA’s travel policy.

Approved   15-0

BOD 40-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors authorize the use of funds from the Special Opportunities Fund for the implementation of the following activities:

  • Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPE/IPP) Communications Campaign for Strategic Objective 2 (SO2): Advance Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPE/IPP) – $125,000 
  • ASHA Professional Development (APD) courses on topics for SO2 and for Strategic Objective 4: Enhance service delivery across the continuum of care to increase value and access to services – $15,000 each ($30,000 total).
  • The 50th anniversary celebration for the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) – $25,000.

Approved   13-0

BOD 41-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Board of Directors (BOD) approve the extension of the Ad Hoc Committee to Develop a Position on American Sign Language (ASL) (hereafter, “the Committee”) to March 31, 2019, to enable the Committee to complete its charge and conduct a peer review of the proposed position statement.

Discussion open until 12/11. Voting open 12/12-12/14.

Approved   13-0

BOD 42-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve that ASHA promise a contribution of up to 2% of estimated 2021 and 2022 membership dues (between $0 and up to $864,254 for year 2021, and between $0 and up to $874,398 for 2022) to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) for the years 2021 and 2022; and further

RESOLVED, That this contribution be conditional upon ASHA’s 2018 operating net income being at least 2% of estimated 2021 and 2022 membership dues before the contribution is made.

Approved   12-0

BOD 43-2018

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) promise a contribution of $200,000 in 2018 to its consumer affiliate, the National Association for Hearing and Speech Action (NAHSA), that will be used to support projects, programs, activities, and their related costs during the years 2019–2020 that focus on consumers and feature the communications professions and/or communications professionals and/or areas of interest to both. The allocation of this contribution would be in keeping with ASHA’s Strategic Pathway (see Section E below); and further

RESOLVED, That this contribution be conditional upon ASHA’s 2018 consolidated net income being adequate to make such a contribution.

Approved   11-0

BOD 44-2018

RESOLVED, That Susan Yaffe-Oziel, MMS, CCC-A, be appointed to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Hearing and Speech Action (NAHSA), ASHA’s consumer affiliate, for a 3-year term beginning January 1, 2019, and ending December 31, 2021.

Approved   11-0

Motions

Motion 01-2018

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the revisions to the Financial Planning Board (FPB) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) policy section to remove section “N” regarding “Annual Report Requirements.”

Approved   13-0

Motion 02-2018

MOVED, That the Board of Directors appoint Barbara Gienapp, MS, CCC-A, to the Audiology Advisory Council (AAC) as the representative from Iowa effective immediately and ending December 31, 2020.

Approved   13-0

Motion 03-2018

MOVED, That the Board of Directors appoint Lyndsey Nalu, AuD, CCC-A, to the Audiology Advisory Council (AAC) as the representative from Florida effective immediately and ending December 31, 2020.

Approved   13-0

Motion 04-2018

MOVED, That the Board of Directors appoint Katie M. Kuboushek, AuD, CCC-A, to the Audiology Advisory Council (AAC) as the representative from Michigan effective immediately and ending December 31, 2018.

Approved   12-0

Motion 05-2018

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors appoint Billy T. Ogletree, PhD, CCC-SLP, as ASHA’s representative to serve on the Clinical Practice Guideline Development Group for Idiopathic Toe Walking by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) starting in January 2018 until the project is complete.

Approved   13-0

Motion 06-2018

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors appoint Robert Burkard, PhD, CCC-A, as ASHA’s representative to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation’s (AAO-HNSF) Clinical Practice Guideline Development Group on Meniere’s Disease effective immediately and ending July 2019 (tentative publication date of Clinical Practice Guideline: Meniere’s Disease).

Approved   15-0

Motion 07-2018

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors appoint Charles E. Bishop, AuD, PhD, CCC-A, and Diane A. Catalono, AuD, CCC-A, as ASHA’s representatives to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) clinical consensus statement project on Eustachian tube balloon dilation effective immediately and ending January 2019 (tentative publication date of clinical consensus statement).

Approved   15-0

Motion 08-2018

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve the following policy position which further supports the 2018 ASHA Public Policy Agenda, provides additional detail, specificity and guidance for ASHA’s advocacy efforts throughout 2018.

Gun Violence and School Safety Position Statement:

ASHA is committed to ensuring a safe and secure learning environment for all students and educators, and will work with allied stakeholders towards achieving that critical goal.

ASHA is particularly affected by the tragedy of gun violence in schools. Half of our 198,000 members work as audiologists and speech-language pathologists in a school setting, providing critical services to millions of students with communication disorders. Our members and the students they serve have witnessed gun violence in elementary schools, secondary schools, and universities. They have experienced the devastation this violence inflicts on school communities and young minds.

ASHA maintains that changes can and should be made to ensure a safe and secure learning environment for all students and educators. Recently, a policy proposal has surfaced in the national dialogue that calls for arming educators as a deterrent to gun violence. ASHA rejects this proposal. School safety and security should be entrusted to highly-trained school resource officers (NASRO, 2018). Furthermore, schools as gun-free zones should be universally promoted, as research has shown this to be effective in making schools safer (CDC, 2008).

ASHA supports a collaborative and allied stakeholder-driven process to identify initiatives designed to manage access to guns and promote public safety. ASHA also supports ensuring that schools are appropriately resourced, so that every student has access to the social, emotional, and communicative supports he or she needs in order to succeed.

References

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, School-Associated Student Homicides–United States, 1992-2006 (2008, January 18). Retrieved from  http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5702a1.htm.

National Association of School Resource Officers (2018, February 22). NASRO Opposes Arming Teachers: Organization advocates instead for carefully selected, specially-trained school resource officers [Press release]. Retrieved from  https://nasro.org/news/press-releases/nasro-opposes-arming-teachers/.

Sandy Hook Promise. "Gun Violence in America Fact Sheet"  https://www.sandyhookpromise.org/get_educated.

Approved   12-1

Motion 09-2018

MOVED, that the Board of Directors appoint the following individuals to serve as ASHA’s liaison representatives to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) clinical practice guideline: sudden hearing loss (update) effective immediately and ending August 2018 (tentative publication date of clinical consensus statement).

Approved   14-0

Motion 10-2018

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve the following policy position which further supports the 2018 ASHA Public Policy Agenda, provides additional detail, specificity, and guidance for ASHA’s advocacy efforts throughout 2018.

Oppose State Plan Amendment (SPA) waiver proposals that would restrict access to Medicaid services by imposition of onerous administrative provisions, such as work and documentation requirements, to demonstrate and maintain eligibility.

Oppose State Plan Amendment (SPA) waiver proposals that would restrict access to Medicaid services by accepting the proposals from Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) that limit enrollment and access to care for individuals with disabilities or those with low incomes.

Approved   10-0

Motion 11-2018

MOVED, That the Board of Directors appoint Michael Bergen, AuD, CCC-A, to the New York position on the Audiology Advisory Council for the remainder of the current term, effective immediately until December 31, 2018.

Approved   12-0

Motion 12-2018

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors approve the revisions to the Policy Section of the Speech-Language Pathology Schools Issues Advisory Board Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Approved   14-0

Motion 13-2018

MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Judy Dubno to receive Honors of the Association for 2018.

Approved   14-0

Motion 14-2018

MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Linda Hood to receive Honors of the Association for 2018.

Approved   14-0

Motion 15-2018

MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve David Kuehn to receive Honors of the Association for 2018.

Approved   14-0

Motion 16-2018

MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Bonnie Martin-Harris to receive Honors of the Association for 2018.

Approved   14-0

Motion 17-2018

MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Rebecca McCauley to receive Honors of the Association for 2018.

Approved   14-0

Motion 18-2018

MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Elena Plante to receive Honors of the Association for 2018.

Approved   14-0

Motion 19-2018

MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Vicki Ann Reed to receive Honors of the Association for 2018.

Approved   13-0

Motion 20-2018

MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Anne Van Kleeck to receive Honors of the Association for 2018.

Approved   14-0

Motion 21-2018

MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Amy Wetherby to receive Honors of the Association for 2018.

Approved   13-0

Motion 22-2018

MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Kathleen Whitmire to receive Honors of the Association for 2018.

Approved   14-0

Motion 23-2018

MOVED, that the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors acknowledge and accept the 2017 audit report.

Approved   14-0

Motion 24-2018

MOVED, That the following individuals be approved as co-chairs for the 2020 Convention Program Committee for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention to be held in San Diego, California (2020):  

  • Mark DeRuiter, Audiology
  • Edie Hapner, Speech-Language Pathology

Approved   12-0

Motion 25-2018

MOVED, that the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors approve the following appointments for terms beginning January 1, 2019, and ending December 31, 2021:

Audiology Advisory Council
Crystal Dvorak (Montana)

Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council
Sharice Lane (District of Columbia)
Russell Johnston (Kansas)

Approved   12-0

Motion 26-2018

MOVED, That the Board of Directors appoint Karen L. McQuaide, AuD, CCC-A, to the New Jersey position on the Audiology Advisory Council (AAC) for a 3-year term effective January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021.

Approved   12-0

Motion 27-2018

MOVED, That the Board of Directors appoint Goldie L. Pappan, AuD, CCC-A to the Alaska position on the Audiology Advisory Council effective immediately until December 31, 2020 to serve out the term of a vacated position.

Approved   9-0

Motion 28-2018

MOVED, That the Board of Directors approve to extend the term of Cache Pitt, AuD, CCC-A, as the Utah representative on the Audiology Advisory Council (AAC) for one additional year to end December 31, 2019.

Approved   11-0

Motion 29-2018

MOVED, That the ASHA Board of Directors approve changes to the following performance measures for Strategic Objective #3: Generation, Publication, Knowledge Translation and Implementation of Clinical Research.

Change Target for PM #3: % increase in the number of ASHA journal articles addressing clinical practice research annually published in the ASHA Journals.

FROM:

Current Target: 174 CPR articles (100% increase, reached in 2017)

TO:

New Target: 220 CPR articles

Pause Reporting for PM #5: % increase in the number of annual full-text views of ASHA journal articles since 2014.

Baseline: 1,141,574 (2015)
Target: 1,484,046 (reached in 2017: 1,669,387)
Target date: 2025

Change Target for PM #6: % increase in the number of annual visits to ASHA’s Practice Portal and Evidence Maps.

FROM:

Current Target: 2,192,607 (reached in 2017)

TO:

New Target: 10,000,000 (25% increase from 2017 amount)

Approved   15-0

Motion 30-2018

MOVED, to reaffirm that the 2019 ASHA dues will remain at the same rate as the 2018 dues.

Approved   15-0

Motion 31-2018

MOVED, that the ASHA Board of Directors support the Regulatory Recommendations for OTC Hearing Aids: Safety and Effectiveness Consensus Document developed by hearing health care professional associations of which ASHA was an active member.

Approved   11-0

Motion 32-2018

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve revised language in the 2018 Position Statement: Rapid Prompting Method based on the withdrawal of an “in press” article previously included in the reference list and mentioned in the rationale and the table.

Section: Systematic Review of RPM

Page 2:

Change from:

a. there are no experimental studies of sufficient rigor to demonstrate a link between any communication or education improvements in the person with a disability and the use of RPM; and

b. the only experimental, peer-reviewed study on RPM that has tested authorship of messages demonstrated instructor influence in producing the messages; there were no correct messages when the instructor was not aware of the answers (Travers, Ayers, Trump, & Cagliani, in press).

To:

a. there are no experimental studies of sufficient rigor to demonstrate a link between any communication or education improvements in the person with a disability and the use of RPM;

b. no studies have tested authorship of messages produced using RPM, and, as such, it is not possible to rule out instructor influence; and

c. there are no experimental studies addressing the effectiveness of RPM.

Page 3:

Change from:

1. The scientific validity and reliability of RPM have not been demonstrated.

2. There is no scientific evidence supporting the assertion that messages produced using RPM reflect the communication of the person with a disability.

3. There is one peer-reviewed experimental authorship study testing whether messages produced using RPM are influenced or generated completely by the instructor. This study demonstrates instructor-generated messages using RPM (Travers et al., in press).

To:

1. The scientific validity and reliability of RPM have not been demonstrated.

2. There is no scientific evidence supporting the assertion that messages produced using RPM reflect the communication of the person with a disability.

Section: Table 1: Comparison of the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) With Facilitated Communication (FC)

 Page 6:

Change from:

There is one experimental, peer-reviewed study that tested the authorship of RPM messages. This study found evidence of instructor influence (Travers et al., in press).

To:

There are no peer-reviewed studies that test the authorship of RPM messages.

Page 7:

Change from:

Travers et al., (in press) conducted the first experimental study of authorship through RPM and found evidence for instructor influence over the messages using this technique and no evidence that RPM is a valid form of communication.

To:

Delete sentence

Section: References

Page 11:

Change from:

Travers, J., Ayres, K., Trump, C., & Cagliani, R. (in press). An experimental analysis of the rapid prompting method for communication. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

To:

Delete article reference.

Approved   14-0

Motion 33-2018

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve the following policy position, which further supports the 2018 ASHA Public Policy Agenda and provides additional details, specificity, and guidance for ASHA’s advocacy efforts throughout 2018.

Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids (LEAD-K) is a campaign with a stated goal of “[ensuring] a foundation for English literacy among Deaf and hard of hearing children whether they use one or both languages, American Sign Language and English for K-readiness.” While ASHA recognizes American Sign Language (ASL) as an efficacious way for children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) to build a strong language foundation, ASHA is concerned that current state-level legislative efforts undertaken by the LEAD-K campaign: 1) limit parents’ ability to determine the most appropriate language, communication mode, and education plan for children who are D/HH, and; 2) impose additional and costly assessments and data collection requirements that duplicate current requirements under the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act (EHDI) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). ASHA supports a family’s right to determine the most appropriate language, communication mode, and education plan for a child who is D/HH based on informed, evidence-based decision-making, as well as the child and family’s needs. ASHA further supports accessing current data collection systems under EHDI to IDEA to monitor children who are D/HH in early intervention and K-12 settings.

Approved   12-0

Motion 34-2018

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve changes to the following performance measures for Strategic Objective #5:

Change PM #1: Total # of members taking action via Engage.

FROM: Total # of members taking action via Engage.

Baseline: 5,207 (2016)
Target: 25,000 (2025)

TO: TWO NEW PMs

1. Percentage of members and students who engage in grassroots advocacy for the first time during each election cycle.

Baseline: 20% (2017-2018)
Target: 25% (2023-2024)

2. Number of members who actively engage as grasstops advocates.

Baseline: 25 (2018)
Target: 200 (2025)

Remove PM #2: Percentage of speech-language pathology providers enrolled in Medicare that successfully report MIPS data to CMS.

Remove PM #3: Number of appeals prepared and/or facilitated for services and devices across all payers.

Change for PM #4: Number of state Medicaid programs that reimburse for Audiology and/or SLP services via Telepractice.

FROM: Number of state Medicaid programs that reimburse for Audiology and/or SLP services via Telepractice.

Baseline: 12 (2016)
Target: 20 (2025)

TO: Number of state Medicaid programs that reimburse for audiology and/or speech-language pathology services via telepractice at parity and without restrictions on settings.

Baseline: 12 (2016)
Target: 20 (2025)

Change for PM #5: Number of states using single licensure across employment settings for Audiologists and SLPs

FROM: Number of states using single licensure across employment settings for Audiologists and SLPs

Baseline: 16 (2016)
Target: 25 (2025)

TO: TWO NEW PMs

1. Number of states that have adopted single licensure across employment settings for audiologists.

Baseline: 35 (2016)
Target: 45 (2025)

2. Number of states that have adopted single licensure across employment settings for speech-language pathologists.

Baseline: 15 (2016)
Target: 25 (2025)

Add New PM #6: Number of states that have adopted interstate compact agreements for audiology and speech-language pathology service delivery and supervision.

Baseline: 0 (2018)
Target: 10 (2025)

Approved   11-0

Motion 35-2018

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve the proposed ASHA 2019 Budget.

Approved   15-0

Motion 36-2018

MOVED, That the Board of Directors appoint Jeremy Donai, AuD, CCC-A, to the West Virginia position on the Audiology Advisory Council for the remainder of the current term, effective immediately until December 31, 2019.

Approved   12-0

Motion 37-2018

MOVED, that the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve the appointments of Lorraine Ramig, Holly Storkel, Anne Marie Tharpe, and Mary Wilson to serve as trustees of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, with their terms beginning January 1, 2019, and ending December 31, 2021.

Approved   14-0

Motion 38-2018

MOVED, That the Board of Directors appoint Bernadette M. Quinn, MS CCC-A, to the New Hampshire position on the Audiology Advisory Council (AAC) for a 3-year term effective January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021.

Approved   13-0

Motion 39-2018

MOVED, that the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors approve the revisions to the policy section of the Committee on Nominations and Elections of the Leadership Cultivation and Nomination Board (CNE/LCNB) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Discussion open until 12/11. Voting open 12/12-12/14.

Approved   13-0

Motion 40-2018

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors approve the revisions to the Committee on Honors (COH) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) policy section.

Approved   13-0

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