What is a compact?
ASLP-IC is an interstate compact, which is an agreement between states to enact legislation and enter into a contract for a specific, limited purpose or address a particular policy issue.
The Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC) facilitates the interstate practice of audiology and speech-language pathology while maintaining public protection.
ASLP-IC is an interstate compact, which is a contractual, legislatively enacted agreement between states for a specific, limited purpose or to address a particular policy issue.
- Improves continuity of care when clients, patients, and students relocate/travel
- Improves portability for military members/spouses
- Improves access to audiology and speech-language pathology providers
- Increases choice of audiology and speech-language pathology providers
- Increases access to client, patient, and student care
- Facilitates alternate delivery methods (Telehealth)
- Simplifies/speeds up the current process
- Addresses portability & barriers to access
- Practice of audiology and speech-language pathology occurs in the state where the patient/client is located at the time of the patient/client encounter
Compact Section by Section: https://aslpcompact.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/90792-ASLP-IC-Section-Flyer_Final.pdf.
The first ten states (bolded) to enact legislation to join the compact will form the compact commission and will create the rules that govern the compact. As of September 2021, 15 states have successfully passed legislation to adopt the compact, while 7 states have legislation pending. The most up-to-date information can be found: https://aslpcompact.com/compact-map/.
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
- New Hampshire