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.
Current Status of ASLP-IC
As of October 2021, ASLP-IC has been enacted into law in 15 states, surpassing the threshold for activation of the compact.
The ASLP-IC Commission is scheduled to convene in January 2022 to establish rules and bylaws to implement the compact. This process can last a year or longer, meaning the Commission could begin issuing privileges to practice in compact member states by late 2022 or early 2023.
The interactive state map lists the current ASLP-IC member states and other states proposing to join the ASLP-IC.
The 15 initial member states are Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah, 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 MaG