Policy Deadlines Pass
With the passage of the second policy deadline on March 28, the likelihood of threats to issues of particular to the MAO has dramatically receded. Policy deadlines serve to help guide the work of the Legislature and winnow bills with little support from legislators. Given that the deadline has passed, the likelihood of bills dealing with interest to the MAO – including expanded scope of practice for audiologists or efforts to extend the sales tax to surgical procedures defined as “cosmetic” – are virtually nil. Both of those issues have come before the legislature in recent years.