Ohio Board of Speech and Hearing Professionals License Renewal Deadline Extended for All The deadline for licensure renewal has been extended by the state legislature to allow licensees to accumulate required CEUs, which pandemic restrictions may have prevented them from doing. The extended deadline for completion of required continuing education and paying for renewal is July 1,…

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On December 22, 2020, the Ohio Senate approved an amended HB 442, which pertains to licensing within the State of Ohio. The bill is now on the Governor’s desk, awaiting his anticipated signature.  What does HB 442 mean for OSSPEAC members? Every 3 years, the Legislature is required to review each state license to determine…

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The Legislature is adjourned till after the election, at which time the lame duck session will convene. Any bill that is to be enacted will have to be acted on before December 31, as the Legislative Biennium ends then, at which time every bill not passed or enacted is permanently tabled and will have to…

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Much in the world has changed over the past few months and the OSSPEAC Conference Committee and the OSSPEAC Executive Board have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and associated limitations on our day to day life.  Due to the current realities of life, OSSPEAC has made the difficult decision to postpone our 2020 conference.…

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Activity at the State Legislature has slowed almost to a halt because of the Coronavirus-19 outbreak. This month’s legislative report details legislation which Government Policy Group is following for us. For school-based professionals, several bills are of particular interest (see legislative report for details on each): ***HB 243 – Hearing Aid coverage ***HB 436 –…

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Ohio Department of Education Click here to get the latest information from The Ohio Department of Education New Resources for Educators, Local Leaders on K-12 Flexibilities, Student Privacy, and Educating Students with Disabilities During Coronavirus Outbreak U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued new resources today that will assist education leaders in protecting student privacy…

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