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/
TIPS FOR MEETING WITH LEGISLATORS
While it may sound intimidating, a five-minute meeting is all it takes to build a valuable relationship with a legislator. Legislators want to hear from constituents, and face-to-face meetings in the district are much more effective than form letters, e-mails, etc.
When meeting with your legislator:
After the meeting:
"Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth."
- William Faulkner