The Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC) facilitates the interstate practice of audiology and speech-language pathology while maintaining public protection.
ASLP-IC is an interstate compact, a contractual, legislatively enacted agreement between states to address a particular policy issue.
The Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Counseling, and Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact Commissions are excited to announce a Request for Proposals for the development of a compact data system.
The compact data system will be used by the commissions, compact member states, and licensed professionals to facilitate interstate practice and enhance public protection.
The selected vendor will work with the commissions during the development of the data system to work through priority user needs and incrementally assess performed work.
The full RFP is attached. A webinar on the RFP will be held October 5 for questions. The submission deadline is November 20. Additional questions can be directed to Isabel Eliassen at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 6.
Current Status of ASLP-IC
At this time, the ASLP-IC has been enacted into law in 29 states.
The ASLP-IC Commission held its first meeting in January 2022 to establish rules and bylaws to implement the compact. Committees are now meeting on a monthly basis to continue these meetings on a monthly basis. The meetings are open to the public, and you can find more information here.
The process of establishing the commission and operationalizing the compact typically takes 18 months to two years. Once the commission is fully operational and the member states are fully integrated in the compact’s data system, compact privileges to practice will become available. We currently anticipate that applications for compact privileges will open in early 2024.
Please see this page for updates from the ASLP-IC Commission.
The interactive state map lists the current ASLP-IC member states and other states proposing to join the ASLP-IC.
The current member 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.
Privilege to Practice
Once the Compact is fully operational, licensed audiologists and speech-language pathologists will be able to apply for a privilege to practice in-person and through telehealth in ASLP-IC states.
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.