Thursday, 22 April 2021
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact Reaches Enactment Phase
On March 31st, Governor Pete Ricketts (R-NE) signed into law the Audiology Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC) making Nebraska the 10th state to enact the law, formally beginning the process of enacting the compact in the member states. Nebraska joins Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming in having enacted the ASLP-IC.
Passage of the ASLP-IC in Nebraska moves the ASLP-IC to implementation, with audiologists and speech language pathologists from the participating states coming together to write the regulations that will govern the compact and provide oversight of providers. Participating states will continue to license practitioners on their own, but now those providers who maintain an active and unencumbered license in their home state can obtain a privilege to practice in participating member states. Providers will have to practice to the standard of the state they are seeing patients in and can be subject to disciplinary action that will be shared with their home state’s licensing board. For more information, visit www.aslpcompact.com.