CSHA Announcement: HB 1303 Signed into Law!

CSHA recently announced that Colorado House Bill 1303 was signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper. See the actual bill HEREYou can also see a timeline of the bill from it's initial proposal to signing by the Governor. The Voting Record of the State House and Senate is also online.

According to CSHA, the law requires speech-language pathologists practicing outside of the public school system to obtain state certification in order to practice speech-language pathology in Colorado.  Minimal requirements for state certification include: 1) Masters degree or higher in communication sciences and disorders, 2) successful completion of a clinical fellowship and 3) passage of the national exam in speech-language pathology.

 Over the summer, members of CSHA's BOD will meet with representatives from the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) regarding the drafting of rules, next steps and timelines for implementation. See a photo of the bill signing HERE or visit CSHA's Facebook site for more information.