Title

Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact

Summary

AN ACT concerning 2 Audiology and Speech–Language Pathology Interstate Compact 3 FOR the purpose of entering into the Audiology and Speech–Language Pathology Interstate 4 Compact; stating the purpose of the Compact; requiring that a certain license issued 5 by a home state be recognized by each member state as authorizing certain practice 6 of audiology or speech–language pathology; requiring a state to meet certain 7 requirements to participate in the Compact; prohibiting certain communication from 8 including certain information; requiring a certain licensing board to take certain 9 action on application for a privilege to practice; requiring each member state to 10 require an applicant to obtain or retain a certain license and meet certain 11 qualifications; requiring certain audiologists and speech–language pathologists to 12 meet certain eligibility requirements to exercise a certain privilege; requiring an 13 audiologist or a speech–language pathologist practicing in a member state to comply 14 with certain laws; requiring that certain individuals be able to continue to apply for 15 a certain license; authorizing member states to charge a certain fee; requiring 16 member states to comply with certain bylaws, rules, and regulations; requiring 17 certain audiologists and speech–language pathologists to apply for certain licensure; 18 establishing the circumstances under which a license may not be issued or is 19 required to be converted to a certain license; establishing the period during which a 20 Compact privilege is valid; requiring certain licensees to function within certain laws 21 and regulations; providing that certain licensees are subject to certain regulatory 22 authority; requiring a licensee to lose the Compact privilege during a certain period 23 under certain circumstances; requiring member states to recognize the right of an 24 audiologist or a speech–language pathologist to practice via telehealth under certain 25 circumstances; requiring certain active duty military personnel or their spouses to 26 designate a certain state as a home state and authorizing the change of a certain 27 designation in a certain manner; establishing certain requirements and certain 28 authority of remote states and home states with regard to adverse actions; 29 establishing the Audiology and Speech–Language Pathology Compact Commission; 30 establishing the membership, powers, and duties of the Commission; establishing an EXPLANATION: CAPITALS INDICATE MATTER ADDED TO EXISTING LAW. [Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law. *hb0288* 2 HOUSE BILL 288 1 Executive Committee with authority to act on behalf of the Commission under 2 certain circumstances; establishing the membership, powers, and duties of the 3 Executive Committee; providing for certain financing, accounting, and auditing of 4 the Commission; providing, under certain circumstances, for certain immunity, 5 defense, and indemnity for certain individuals representing the Commission; 6 requiring the Commission to provide for the development, maintenance, and 7 utilization of a certain database and reporting system; requiring a member state to 8 submit certain data to a certain data system; establishing requirements for the 9 availability, notification, and removal of certain information from a certain data 10 system under certain circumstances; establishing the rulemaking powers and 11 procedures of the Commission; establishing procedures for oversight, dispute 12 resolution, and enforcement of the Compact by the Commission; providing for the 13 application of the Compact; establishing that certain states that join the Compact 14 are subject to certain rules; establishing certain procedures for a member state to 15 withdraw from the Compact; authorizing member states to amend the Compact 16 under certain circumstances; providing for the construction and severability of this 17 Act; making this Act subject to a certain contingency; requiring the Maryland 18 Department of Health to track certain legislation and notify the Department of 19 Legislative Services of a certain occurrence within a certain period of time; defining 20 certain terms; and generally relating to the Audiology and Speech–Language 21 Pathology Interstate Compact. 22 BY adding to 23 Article – Health Occupations 24 Section 2–3A–01 to be under the new subtitle “Subtitle 3A. Audiology and 25 Speech–Language Pathology Interstate Compact” 26 Annotated Code of Maryland 27 (2014 Replacement Volume and 2020 Supplement) 28 SECTION 1.

Bill Text

Bill Activity

  • Hearing 2/04 at 1:30 p.m.

  • Signed Approved by the Governor - Chapter 158

  • Passed Third Reading Passed (47-0)

  • Passed Third Reading Passed

  • Returned Passed

  • Favorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

  • Second Reading Passed

  • Favorable Adopted

  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

  • Passed Third Reading Passed (135-0)

  • Passed Third Reading Passed

  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments

  • Favorable with Amendments {

  • Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations

  • First Reading Health and Government Operations

  • Hearing 2/04 at 1:30 p.m.

  • Pre-filed

Hearings on this Bill

  • Health and Government Operations Committee - Voting Session
  • Health and Government Operations Committee - Bill Hearing

Votes

No votes recorded on HB 288.