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OSHA's first-ever online Ethics course, "To Do or Not To Do: Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology," presented by Tracy Grammer, MS, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, is coming very soon. When the course goes live, registered participants will receive an email with a link and further instructions.

Course Description:
Ethics concerns what is good and bad, as well as with moral duty and obligation. Codes of ethics clarify the missions, values, and principles of an organization, establish standards of professional conduct, and serve as a reference for the members of these organizations and recipients of services. The professions of speech-language pathology and audiology are bound by codes of ethics set forth by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and the Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Members are responsible to understand these codes of ethics and are bound to abide by them. Violations may be egregious or simply committed out of failure to understand the codes which govern the professional.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Participant will identify changes in the 2016 Code of Ethics as compared to the 2010 (r), 2010, and 2003 Codes of Ethics.  
  • Participant will define ethics to include preventional ethics as related to service provision, documentation, and billing for professional services.
  • Participant will state the necessity for Codes of Ethics as related to service provision, documentation, and billing for service provision. 

Tracy Grammer, MS, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow:
Tracy Grammer, MS, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow is employed as a speech-language pathologist at the Stephenson Cancer Center of OU Medicine in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is also an adjunct assistant professor for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center as well as a faculty member for the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Ms. Grammer is a paid invited lecturer in the areas of cognition, dysphagia, ethics, voice and swallowing issues with tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation. She is a member of the ASHA Board of Ethics, a former member of the ASHA Advisory Council, and a former member of the ASHA Legislative Council. She is currently serving her third term on the Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech- Language Pathology and Audiology. Ms. Grammer served the Oklahoma Speech-Language Association as President in 1999 and 2011. She is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEU's (Intermediate level, Professional area).