2 Comments to “Legislative Advocacy”

  1. ASHA sent an email statement, “‚Äč
    The New Mexico legislature has introduced a bill (HB 102) that would create a “scope of practice committee” made up of legislators to make decisions on the scope of practice of audiologists and speech-language pathologists. We know this bill is unneccesary, redundant, and will be costly for the state. The Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing Practices Board already exists in New Mexico and is tasked with ensuring that the scope of practice of the professions is consistent with the education training and skills of providers and meets the needs of consumers. Legislators would not have the expertise necessary to make recommendations about scope of practice.”

    Is HB102 a typo (HB122) or are there two similar bills? Does NMSHA have pros/cons for this issue (I have only concerns, are there pros?) or the proposed license scope of practice change?

    Thanks!

    1. Please email Michael Kaplan for clarification: stachemannm@aol.com

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