The TSHA Legislative Team

As a member of TSHA, your input to legislation and involvement in legislative activities is invaluable. If you are interested in participating in one of the task forces or would like to provide input, please contact the Vice President for Social and Governmental Policy, the Director of Legislation, or the appropriate Task Force Chair.

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Vice President for Social and Governmental Policy

An elected position within the Association that is responsible for activities related to legislation and regulation, coordinating activities of the Legislative Consultant and the Director of Legislation, and encouraging affiliation between the Association and other personals or organizations having similar legislative interests and objectives.

Director of Governmental Relations

A lobbyist hired by the TSHA to provide information to the monitoring Vice President and TSHA members. The Director of Legislation also facilitates communication and advocacy with consumers, legislators, administrators, other professionals and third party payers regarding professional interests, service delivery and consumer concerns for speech-language pathology and audiology services.

Legal & Legislative Counsel

A lobbyist hired by the TSHA to provide information to the monitoring Vice President and the TSHA members. This individual also provides legal counsel to the TSHA.

Student Legislative Active Task Force

A task force created to foster awareness of and increase participation in the legislative process among students.

Political Action Committee (PAC)

A committee established to raise funds for political contributions and to attempt to influence the election of individuals to state offices in order to promote the interests and needs of the speech-language pathology and audiology professions and of persons with communication disorders. The TSHA PAC has been an effective means of making our voices heard throughout the legislative process.

Regional Associations Task Force

A task force designed to foster growth and development of regional associations. This task force aims to work with regional associations particularly focusing on legislative advocacy throughout the state and unifying the efforts of speech-language pathologists and audiologists in the legislative process.