ISHA's Legislative Efforts
How has ISHA been working for you to protect your scope of practice and licensure? Listed below is a brief summary of all the legislative work ISHA has done in the past 15 years...
Summary of ISHA Legislative Activities
2016 Assisted successful efforts to establish scholarship program for new teachers.
2016 Unsuccessfully fought for salary supplements for SLPs in schools.
2015 Helped obtain funding for hearing aids for children.
2015 Unsuccessfully fought for salary supplements for SLPs in schools.
2015 Helped obtain prohibition on unlicensed health care providers being placed on new
pilot registry that provides no state oversight.
2014 Helped obtain prohibition on sale of hearing aids without fitting.
2013 Obtained requirements for education and training when OTs perform dysphagia
2013 Successfully opposed efforts by music therapists to create licensure enabling speech
2012 Provided information to ISHA members on legislative efforts to establish Center for
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education.
2012 Opposed unsuccessful efforts to deregulate hearing aid dealers.
2011 Opposed unsuccessful efforts to permit OTs to perform dysphagia therapy.
2010 Successfully opposed combining hearing aid dealer licensing with SLP/AUD licensing.
2009 Assisted successful efforts to establish program to provide hearing aids for children.
2008 Assisted unsuccessful efforts to obtain funding for graduate SLP program in Ft.
2008 Supported upgrade of regulation for OTs from certification to licensure.
2007 Obtained repeal of Restricted Test List that would have prevented SLPs from using
many diagnostic testing instruments.
2007 Obtained standards for Emergency Permits in schools.
2006 Obtained standardization of CE requirements for teacher licenses.
2005 Maintained Master’s level requirement for SLPs as part of updates to SLP/AUD
2005 Obtained education and training requirements for support personnel.