MISSOURI

Conversations are happening across the country to ensure safe, quality hearing assistance is available to those who need it. Check out the below to see what’s happening in Missouri.

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Did You Know?

More than 19% of Missouri’s population suffers from some form of hearing loss.

LATEST 2022 LEGISLATIVE NEWS

HB 2138. 

Sponsor: Rep. Ann Kelley (R) 

This measure establishes that any person in the clinical fellowship as defined in sections can hold a provisional license to practice speech-language pathology or audiology. This measure establishes the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact.

 

 This measure takes effect on August 28, 2022. 

HB 3014. 

Sponsor: Rep. Cody Smith (R)

This measure provides funding for non-institutional services including audiology and durable medical equipment. 


This measure provides $25,158,608 for non-institutional services including, but not limited to, audiology, durable medical equipment, rehabilitation, optometry, ambulance, non-emergency medical transportation, and eyeglasses under the MO HealthNet fee-for-service program, and for rehabilitation services provided by residential treatment facilities as authorized by the Children's Division for children in the care and custody of the Children's Division (Pg. 13). 

HB 2149. 

Sponsor: Rep. Brenda Shields (R)

This measure establishes the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Compact (pp. 30-58).


This measure pertains to audiologists and speech-language pathologists.


The compact becomes effective upon the membership of the 10th state. 

HB 2331. 

Sponsor: Rep. Ben Baker (R)

This measure creates requirements for clinical fellowsips of audiology and speech-language pathology and establishes the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact.


This measure takes effect on August 28, 2022. 

HB 3011. 

Sponsor: Rep. Cody Smith (R)

This measure provides funding for all other non-institutional services including audiology services, eyeglasses, and durable medical equipment.