The Louisiana Speech Language Hearing Association worked hard this Legislative Session to pass the Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact bill. The Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC) is an occupational licensure that allows Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists to practice across state lines in both telehealth & in-person in states that participate in the Compact.
The ASLP-IC is operational when 10 states enact the legislation for the compact. On October 21, 2020, Senate Bill 34 was passed, making Louisiana the 6th state to enact legislation! Much thanks to Senator B. Peacock for introducing the bill and Representative Dr. B. Carpenter for supporting the bill on the house floor.
For additional information on ASLP-IC, please visit https://www.asha.org/Advocacy/state/Audiology-and-Speech-Language-Pathology-Interstate-Compact/
What is the Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association?
The Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association is a state affiliate of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association-the national professional association for audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.
Our vision is to to be the unifying force for speech-language pathologists and audiologists to make effective communication-- a human right-- accessible and achievable for all in the state of Louisiana.
The mission of the Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association (LSHA) is to:
1. Serve individuals in the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology.
2. Advocate for services provided to individuals with speech, language and hearing needs.
3. Establish and promote professional development and high ethical and professional standards.
4. Provide programs and services that meet members' needs.