CSHA Commission on Legislation

Bob McKinney, CCC-SLP
CSHA Commissioner on Legislation
b_mck62@hotmail.com

Article V (Sec. 3) of the CSHA Bylaws states that the responsibilities of the Commission on Legislation include:

Determining the need for initiation and surveillance of legislation in areas of interest to the Association;
Developing position statements on legislation for submission to the Board of Directors; and
Communicating with members, legislators, representatives of other professions and the general public with reference to legislative matters.

The Commission on Legislation is a policy-recommending arm of the Board of Directors and the Association.

Any CSHA member willing to participate in contacting congresspersons or state legislators regarding legislation which affects our professions is urged to forward his/her name and/or email address. The commissioner welcomes the participation of all CSHA members.

CSHA Commission on Professional Services for Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

Elaine Fogel Schneider, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
CSHA Commissioner on Professional Services
drelainefschneider@hotmail.com

The Commission on Professional Services is charged with oversight of current issues and professional practices which concern or influence the practice of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology. The goals of the commission are education, networking, disseminating information and assisting members with SLP practice issues. The commission consists of an appointed representative from each of the districts.

The mission of the Commission on Professional Services (Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology) is to:

Preserve and create guidelines consistent with professional ethics approved by ASHA,
oversee and report to the CSHA president and the Board of Directors regarding current issues which impact the professions,
monitor specific committees assigned by the president,
monitor the focus and report on the activities of the Standing Committee on Diversity, and
form task forces, as assigned by the CSHA president, for the development of position papers related to services provided by the professions.

The current activities of the commission include monitoring: the progress of the Standing Committee on Diversity, the status of the ASHA NOMS (National Outcomes Measurement System) in California, the development and implementation of California’s Newborn Hearing Screening Program and the development of mandatory continuing education for license renewal.