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OBESPA is a member of the Audiology & Speech Language Pathology Interstate Compact. As of October 2021, ASLP-IC has been enacted into law in 15 states, surpassing the threshold for activation of the compact. The ASLP-IC Commission is scheduled to convene in January 2022 to establish rules and bylaws to implement the compact. This process can last a year or longer, meaning the Commission could begin issuing privileges to practice in compact member states by late 2022 or early 2023. For more information, regarding ASLP-IC meetings, proposed rules, and comment submission visit: https://aslpcompact.com/commission/
The Audiology and Speech-Langugae Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC) allows eligible licensed audiologists and speech-language pathologists an alternative method for providing services in other member states. If you are interested in learning more about the ASLP-IC please use the following link: https://aslpcompact.com
The Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is the only agency in the state regulating health care services in the area of communicative disorders of the speech, language and hearing mechanisms. The mission of the Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is to regulate the practices of speech-language pathology and audiology in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public and to support practitioners in their professional endeavors.
The ability to communicate effectively is inseparable from the ability to succeed in educational, vocational and social endeavors. As the sole agency in the state of Oklahoma concerned with the regulation of health care services in the areas of communication disorders of the speech, language and hearing mechanisms, the Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is committed to ensuring that Oklahomans have access to competent, comprehensive and ethical care. The Board desires to partner with practitioners, the Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association, other interested agencies and the public in this endeavor. Furthermore, this agency seeks to provide efficient and courteous service to both licensees and the public on an ongoing basis.