Wisconsin Speech- Language Pathology and Audiology Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
WSHA serves Wisconsin's audiologists and speech-language pathologists.

Lobbying Interests:
WSHA is concerned with issues as they relate to: licensure governing the professions; Medicaid reimbursement; school-based services; education; other areas related to communication disorders.

CEO Name:
Rick McGuire
Account Manager

Contact
EO
Eric Ostermann
563 Carter Court, Suite B
Kimberly, WI 54316
(920) 560-5642
(920) 882-3655
eric@badgerbay.com
http://www.wisha.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Katie White Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/30/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Ramie Zelenkova Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/30/2020 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 259
Assembly Bill 259
Relating to: coverage of telehealth services.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
8/10/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
We support coverage and payment parity for speech and language and audiology services.
Assembly Bill 296
Assembly Bill 296
Relating to: funding for free and charitable clinics and defining telehealth. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
7/15/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 306
Senate Bill 306
Relating to: coverage of telehealth services.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
8/10/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
We support coverage and payment parity for speech and language and audiology services.
Senate Bill 309
Senate Bill 309
Relating to: funding for free and charitable clinics and defining telehealth. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 121

None
Notification Date
7/15/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Health Services: Medicaid Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medicaid Services

Notification Date
2/17/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Licensure of speech-language pathologists and audiologists
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Licensure of speech-language pathologists and audiologists

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
9/2/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$9,625.00
2021
July - December
$9,000.00
2022
January - June
$9,000.00
Total $27,625.00
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
11.25
2021
July - December
8.50
2022
January - June
7.50
Total 27.25
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
15.25
2021
July - December
10.25
2022
January - June
8.25
Total 33.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: funding for free and charitable clinics and defining telehealth. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: funding for free and charitable clinics and defining telehealth. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
45 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 20 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
80 %
2022
January - June
80 %
2022
July - December
Total 45 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 10 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
30 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 19 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures