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DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS

PRESIDENT  
Preside at meetings of the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, and the Annual Meeting of the membership
Call special meetings as indicated
Appoint committee chairs, subject to approval by the Board of Directors
Appoint Legislative Liaison to serve as liaison between BOD and LSHA Lobbyist
Appoint LSHA representatives to state level task forces upon request of state agency and/or governor’s office
Appoint and dissolve ad hoc committees as indicated 
Oversee activities of all standing and ad hoc committees and task forces through direct liaison with appropriate Board members
Conduct a review of organizational performance and effectiveness, including a review of the Executive Secretary’s performance by June 1, for the previous year ending December 31; to be presented to the Board
When necessary, recommend changes in Association structure (board, committee, etc.) to the Board of Directors
Assume chief spokesperson responsibilities for the Association to the public, press, legislative bodies and other related organizations
Attend spring and fall meetings of the Council for State Association Presidents (CSAP)
Appoint member(s) of the Nominations, Elections and Awards Committee
Maintain a Code of Ethics for the Association 
Administer and enforce the Code of Ethics 
Provide information for the membership on matters of professional standards and ethics 
Coordinate annual membership initiatives 
Acts as one of the authorized signators for the Association

PRESIDENT-ELECT 
Assume the duties of the President of LSHA in his/her absence or inability to serve
Chair the Convention and Time and Place Committee
Attend spring and fall meetings of the Council of State Association Presidents (CSAP)

PAST PRESIDENT
Chair the Nominations, Elections and Awards Committee
Oversee the development of a long range plan, subject to approval by the Executive Committee

SECRETARY
Record and distribute Board, Executive Committee and membership minutes within two weeks of meetings
Review and sign minutes of all Board, Executive Committee and membership meetings
Monitor electronic balloting 
Assure that notice of the annual meeting is sent to the membership in compliance with bylaws provisions
Maintain the record of Board policies
Review bylaws periodically to maintain currency
Assume responsibility for information technology on behalf of the Association 

TREASURER
Safeguard the Association’s funds
Present a one year operating budget for the upcoming year to the Board for approval at the first Board meeting of the calendar year
Monitor the financial integrity of the Association and assure the proper maintenance of Association financial records
Review and approve monthly expense statements submitted by the management company
Submit accounts and records to annual audit between the close of the fiscal year (December 30) and March 31 of the following year
Provide for annual peer audit of financial information
Acts as one of the authorized signators for the Association

DIRECTOR FOR AUDIOLOGICAL SERVICES
Collect and disseminate information about work settings related to audiology
Represent the audiology members of the Association in all matters related to the profession of audiology, including but not limited to, legislation, service delivery, reimbursement, preferred practice patterns, scope of practice, and promotion of the profession to the general public 
Recommend subcommittees as needed
Provide reports on committee activities to the Board of Directors
Submit information to the LSHA newsletter and to the LSHA web site

DIRECTOR FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES
Collect and disseminate information about work settings specifically related to health care (e.g. hospitals, rehabilitation agencies, long-term care facilities, private practice)
Represent members of the Association in matters related to health care regarding legislation, service delivery, reimbursement, preferred practice patterns, scope of practice, and promotion of the profession to the general public 
Recommend subcommittees as needed
Provide reports on committee activities to the Board of Directors
Submit information to the LSHA newsletter and to the LSHA web site
Acts as the liaison for state and national health care taskforce representatives (e.g. Medicare Intermediary Care State Networks [MICS], State Advancement for Reimbursement [STARS], Louisiana Allied Health Workforce Council, etc.)

DIRECTOR FOR SCHOOL SERVICES
Collect and disseminate information related to the provision of speech-language pathology and audiology services in schools 
Represent members of the Association in matters related to school-based practice regarding legislation, service delivery, reimbursement, caseload, preferred practice patterns, scope of practice, and promotion of the profession 
Serve as interagency liaison coordinator between schools and related agencies/organizations (e.g. State Department of Education, State Education Advocacy Leader [SEAL], etc.)
Recommend subcommittees as needed
Provide reports on committee activities to the Board of Directors
Submit information to the LSHA newsletter and to the LSHA web site

DIRECTOR FOR UNIVERSITY SERVICES
Disseminate pertinent information concerning training of speech, language, and hearing professionals to students, other professionals, and the general public 
Promote participation of university training programs in LSHA among faculty and students
Appoint a scholarship committee to develop criteria for selecting scholarship recipients, solicit nominations for and select scholarship recipients
Develop fund raising activities to support LSHA scholarships
Provide for representation of multicultural concerns regarding professional educational issues
Appoint the Student Representative to the Board of Directors by April of each year 
Work with NSSLHA chapters to educate students regarding all aspects of the professions, including but not limited to, legislation, service delivery, reimbursement, preferred practice patterns, scope of practice, ethics, certification, and licensure 
Recommend subcommittees as needed
Provide reports on committee activities to the Board of Directors
Submit information to the LSHA newsletter and to the LSHA web site

DIRECTORS AT LARGE (4)  
One Director at Large will oversee the duties of the Continuing Education Committee
One Director at Large will oversee the duties of the Legislation Committee
One Director at Large will oversee the duties of the Publications Committee
One Director at Large will oversee the duties of the Public Awareness Committee

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE 
Meet the qualifications for appointment to the Board of Directors as defined in Article IV. of the bylaws
Serve as liaison to those students enrolled in speech-language pathology and audiology training programs in the state 
Provide reports on student activities to the Board of Directors
Submit to the Director for University Services information for the LSHA newsletter and the LSHA web site

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