Senate Bill 145: Health Scope of Practice Committee.
This bill impacts all professionals in medical settings, SLPs, PTs, OTs, etc. This bill proposes the formation of a committee composed of eight members, four appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, and four appointed by the Senate Committees’ Committee. The bill allows for proposals for changes in scope of practice to be submitted to the committee. The bill also mandates that the committee review all proposals, after gathering data and receiving comments, and after appropriate public notice, summarize its findings in a report to the standing committee to which the legislation is referred. This committee does not include nor does it have to consult members of the profession whose scope of practice they may be amending.
Call the your legislator or the Office of the Governor at 505-476-2200 to say you oppose this bill.
I’ll also forward you the form letter from ASHA/NMSHA.
Let me know if you have questions. You can text me if you want at 505-620-7249.