Section 870-X-1-.04 - Standing Committees (Alabama Administrative Code)

§ 870-X-1-.04. Standing Committees

Certain standing committees will be appointed by the chair. Each committee will follow the general policies of the Board in addition to their specific duties which follow.

(a) Minutes Committee. The committee on minutes is charged with submitting unofficial minutes to Board members for review 10 days prior to the next scheduled meeting and to prepare the official minutes as approved by the Board. A member of the Minutes Committee designated by the committee chair shall prepare and distribute the unofficial minutes in the absence of the committee chair. The Minutes Committee will follow this protocol:

1. The original official minutes will be signed by the presiding officer of the Board at the time of approval and by the secretary who prepared the minutes.

2. Any changes or corrections, other than obvious typographical errors, in the original official minutes shall be initialed and dated by the secretary who made the change or correction.

3. The original, signed, official minutes as approved by the Board will be filed in the Board's office and bound by fiscal years.

4. The original minutes shall not be removed from the Board's office except for removal for binding.

5. A copy of the official minutes, bound by fiscal years, shall be kept by the secretary of the Minutes Committee.

6. A copy of the official minutes shall be filed with the chair of the Board.

(b) Credentials Review and Enforcement Committee. The committee on credentials review and enforcement is charged with investigating and reporting to the Board instances of apparent violations of the Alabama law governing the licensing of speech-language pathologists and audiologists and with monitoring the enforcement of that Alabama law for the Board.

(c) Continuing Education Committee. The committee on continuing education is charged to assist the Board in supporting continuing education to licensees in speech-language pathology and audiology in the form of educational grants. Annually, the committee will review licensees compliance of continuing education requirements and will conduct audits of continuing education documentation for licensees and assistants.

(d) Rules and Regulations Committee. The committee on rules and regulations is charged with continuous review of existing rules and regulations and with developing and writing all new rules and regulations subject to the approval of the Board.

(e) Application Review Committee. The committee on application review is charged to receive and review all applications that meet ABESPA requirements and make recommendations to the Board for approval or other action.

(f) Budget Committee. The committee on budget is charged to prepare the annual budget and submit it to the State Budget Office within the guidelines required by the State Budget Office. The committee will also present the monthly budget report at each regularly scheduled meeting of the Board.

(g) Liaison and Information Committee. The committee on liaison and information is charged to serve as a link between the Board and any agency or organization who may be seeking information on licensing speech-language pathologists or audiologists, on the functions of the Board. The role of this committee is to facilitate communications by channeling the questions from those who are seeking information to those committees and Board members who are the most appropriate to furnish the requested information. It is also the responsibility of this committee to report to the Board any information that may be obtained from other state or national agencies, licensure boards or other organizations, which may in some way affect the function of the Board.

(h) Special Assistance Committee. The committee on special assistance shall be charged with ensuring the Board meets the requirements of ADA or other laws regarding discrimination in serving the public. The committee will receive and review any complaints made regarding the ADA and other discrimination laws or designee. The chair of the special assistance committee will attend any special meetings established by the State of Alabama addressing ADA requirements and other discriminations.

Author: Eugene C. Sheeley, Denise P. Gibbs

(Filed September 20, 1982. Amended: Filed February 28, 1985; January 14, 1994. Amended: Filed February 11, 1994; effective March 18, 1995. Amended: Filed August 29, 1997; effective October 3, 1997. Amended: Filed October 23, 2003; effective November 27, 2003. Amended (Rule Number Only): Filed September 14, 2006; effective October 19, 2006.)

Rule 870-X-1-.03 was renumbered 870-X-1-.04 as per certification filed September 14, 2006; effective October 19, 2006.

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 34-28A-1, et seq.

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