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SB21-021

Audiology And Speech-language Interstate Compact

Concerning the enactment of the "Audiology and Speech-language Pathology Interstate Compact", and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subject:
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

The bill enacts the "Audiology and Speech-language Pathology Interstate Compact" allowing audiologists and speech-language pathologists licensed in any compact state to provide:

  • Audiology or speech-language pathology services in each member state under a privilege to practice; and
  • Telehealth services in each member state under a privilege to practice.

The bill authorizes the director of the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies to promulgate rules and to facilitate Colorado's participation in the compact, including notification to the compact commission of any adverse action taken by the director against a Colorado audiologist or speech-language pathologist.

The bill makes the following appropriations:

  • $108,432 and 0.3 FTE to the department of regulatory agencies from the division of professions and occupations cash fund;
  • $17,014 and 0.1 FTE to the department of law from reappropriated funds;
  • $60,000 to the office of the governor for use by the office of information technology from reappropriated funds; and
  • $21,503 and 0.1 FTE to the department of public safety for use by the Colorado bureau of investigation from the Colorado bureau of investigation identification unit cash fund.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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