Legislative and Advocacy
The duties of the Legislative and Legal Action committee shall be:
- To act as a liaison with legal and lobbying agents retained by the Association.
- To study existing and proposed legislation which may affect the Association and the profession in general.
- To recommend legislative and legal priorities and programs to the Board of Directors.
The duties of Audiology Committee shall be:
- To assure standards of high quality service to consumers.
- To identify problems and propose solutions specific to providing audiology services.
- To act as an advocate for the audiology handicapped in public and private schools.
- To act as an advocate for Association members employed as Audiologist and in audiology settings.
The duties of Schools Committee shall be:
- To assure standards of high quality service to consumers in public and private schools.
- To identify problems and propose solutions specific to providing speech, language and hearing services in public and private schools.
- To act as an advocate for the communicatively handicapped in public and private schools.
- To act as an advocate for Association members employed in public and private schools.
The duties of the Nominations and Membership Committee will be:
- To conduct the nominations of officers candidates according to the provisions of Article VI.
- To process applications for membership.
- To determine the qualifications of applicants for requirements stated elsewhere in these Bylaws.
- To recommend or bestow the following Honors:
Honors of the Association.
The Honors of the Association may be presented to any individual upon recommendation of this committee and approval by three-fourth of the Board. This award recognizes distinguished contribution to the field of speech. language and hearing and is the highest Honor the Association can give.
Fellowship, an award recognizing professional or scientific achievement, may be given to a member on approval of two-thirds of the committee members. The status of Fellow shall be retained by the individual to whom it is awarded as long as the person remains a member in good standing of the Association.
The duties of the Continuing Education Committee shall be:
- To assess the needs of the membership as to their interests in professional development programs.
- To arrange and provide ongoing continuing education opportunities for members throughout the year.
- To consider and approve requests from other organizations who wish to co-sponsor continuing education events with the Association.
- To collaborate with the Association management firm in planning the annual convention of the Association.
- To evaluate the effectiveness of continuing education programs offered to the membership.
The duties of the Publics Relations and Liaison Committee shall be:
- To establish and maintain liaison between the Association and the lay public and related professional and service organizations.
- To facilitate liaison between the Association and ASHA.
- To help solve problems of interdisciplinary relationships and responsibilities on a state and local level.
- To engage in public relations activities.
- To distribute intra-disciplinary information in the best interests of the members of the Association.
- To advise and assist the Editor in the publication of Association publications.