April 1, 2021
The Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC) reached a significant milestone today when Nebraska became the 10th state to sign ASLP-IC legislation into law. Ten states were needed to adopt the ASLP-IC for the process to begin to make the Compact operational. To date, the participating states include Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
The ASLP-IC benefits ASHA members by:
The ASLP-IC benefits the public by:
The next step is to create the Compact Commission, made up of an audiologist and SLP from each Compact state. The Commission will be responsible for ASLP-IC oversight and the creation of necessary rules and bylaws. This is expected to occur within one year. ASHA members and the public will begin to benefit from the ASLP-IC in 2022.