Status Update of ASLP-IC
As of August 2023, ASLP-IC was enacted into law in 29 states, surpassing the threshold for activation of the compact. The states are:
Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina,Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
The ASLP-IC offers several benefits to the public.
- Improves continuity of care
- Improves portability for military spouses
- Improves access to audiology and speech-language pathology providers
- Increases choice of audiology and speech-language pathology providers
- Facilitates alternate delivery methods (Telehealth)
- Simplifies/speeds up the current process
- Addresses portability & barriers to access
- Practice of audiology and speech-language pathology occurs in the state where the patient/client is located at the time of the patient/client encounter.
The Inaugural Commission meeting met on January 12th and 13th, 2022 with delegates from each compact state in attendance.
The link for the Commission Draft Rule on Rulemaking is below. The Rule will be voted on at the upcoming special meeting. For comments, etc., please copy and paste the link for direction(s).