Congratulations MT Licensure Board!
October 12, 2017
Lucy Richards and the entire Montana Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists were instrumental prior to and during the process of passage of HB 347 (Limited Speech-Language Pathologist License). MSHA wants to thank Lucy and the Board for their commitment, professionalism and many hours of dedication. In addition MSHA members consistently attend Board Meetings and are welcomed and provide information as well as provide feedback and suggestions. The Board has been open to communication and working with the MSHA members.
Lucy Richards and the Board have provided timely and helpful updates on the website, there is now a quarterly newsletter. FAQs appear on the website as do approved CE coursework. Questions left on the phone or via email are answered in a timely manner.
Lucy has paperwork prepared in advance for the board to perform their duties in a cost effective and timely manner. Budgets were available and many needed revisions to rules were completed this year in part to the administrator’s organization prior to each meeting where discussion was orderly and easily understood by audience members who frequently included our members and graduate students.
The Board worked to determine a reduction in cost for initial renewal licenses. Lucy
Richards will be attending the first day of the MSHA Fall conference in Missoula and be available to answer questions at an exhibitor table.
I enthusiastically support this MSHA Organization Award for Lucy Richards and the entire Montana Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. We look forward to working with them in the future and during the next Montana Legislative Session in 2019.
Lezlie Pearce-Hopper, M.S., CCC-SLP
Montana Speech Language and Hearing Association (MSHA)