SB200, the Speech Pathology Act Changes passed its final hurdle this evening. The House passed the bill unanimously 65-0. The bill now goes to the Governor for signature. SB200 makes some very specific corrections to the Licensure Law for Speech Pathologists and Audiologists, including correcting the omissions in the licensure of bilingual multicultural speech language pathologists.
NMSHA asks members to please call the Governor's Office at 505-476-2200, give the person your name and the following message" Please ask the Governor to sign SB200". Members can also email the governor’s office by going to www.governor.state.nm.us/Contact_the_Governor.aspx and completing a form registering an opinion on the bill.
This is the last step to getting this completed.
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The New Mexico Speech-Language and Hearing Association is recognized as the statewide authority in audiology and speech-language pathology.
Number of SLPs and Audiologists statewide: 352 members
256 - SLP's
31 - Life Members
23 - Audiologists
The mission of the New Mexico Speech-Language and Hearing Association is to promote the interests of and provide the highest quality support services to audiologists and speech-language pathologists and to promote the prevention and treatment of communicative disabilities for the people of New Mexico.
Purposes of the Association include:
•To encourage basic scientific study of the processes of individual human communication with special reference to speech, language and hearing
•To promote investigation and prevention of disorders of human communication
•To provide a forum for the exchange of information, methods, and techniques related to speech, language and hearing among persons and organizations, to disseminate such information and to foster educational opportunities for association members, interested professionals and professionals in related disciplines
•To advocate the rights and interests of persons with communication disorders
•To promote the individual and collective professional interests of the members of the Association
•To promote appropriate academic and clinical preparation of individuals who are entering the discipline of human communication sciences and disorders and promote the maintenance of current knowledge and skills of those within the discipline
•To foster improvement of clinical services and procedures concerning such procedures
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