Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Member Recruitment
The Governor’s Appointments Office is currently accepting applications for appointments to the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. The Board was established to ensure that every speech-language pathologist and audiologist practicing in Florida meets minimum requirements for safe practice. The Board is responsible for licensing, monitoring, disciplining, and educating speech-language pathologists and audiologists, and when appropriate, rehabilitating licensees to ensure competency and safety to practice in Florida.
The Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology plays a leading role in the ever-changing health care environment through dialogue with the public, the legislature, academia, other health care providers, and the community. The Board consists of seven members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Two members are practicing Florida licensed speech-language pathologists in good standing and two members are practicing Florida licensed audiologists in good standing. One member must be a physician licensed pursuant to Chapter 458, Florida Statutes, in good standing who is a neurologist, an otolaryngologist, or a pediatrician. Two members must be citizens of Florida who are communicatively impaired and who are not, and have never been, licensed as a speech-language pathologist or an audiologist and who are in no way connected with the practice of such professions. At least one of the two public members must be a hearing aid user. In addition, at least one member of the Board must be 60 years of age or older.
If you are interested in becoming a Board member, you can find material that provides insight into the duties and responsibilities of the role on the Department of Health’s website at flhealthsource.gov/board-members. In addition, you can browse through the Board’s website at https://floridasspeechaudiology.gov/ to learn more about the Board, including how frequently the Board meets and the size of agendas from past meetings. If there are any additional questions regarding the Board, please contact Executive Director Kama Monroe at Kama.Monroe@flhealth.gov.
You may submit your application to the Governor’s Appointments Office on their website at https://www.flgov.com/appointments/. If you need assistance with the application or would like further information on the appointments process, you can contact the Governor’s Appointments Office at (850) 717-9243 or by email at Appointments@eog.myflorida.com.
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