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Illinois signs midwife legislation into law

The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy.
Illinois sets licensing standards for midwives, Hawaii pushes to change standards for dentists, and more in this week’s regulatory news.

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Ontario’s financial regulator makes deal on troubled credit union: Weekly regulatory news 

The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy.
Ontario’s financial regulator makes deal to sell core business of troubled credit union, the American Dental Association falls victim to cyberattack, and more in our Week in Brief.

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What is the cost of deregulation?

An unwritten law of regulatory policy suggests that whenever there is a call for more regulation, there is an equal and opposite call for deregulation. Have we struck the right balance? Do calls for deregulation mean greater consequences when things go wrong? In this Voices column, Cara Moroney, a lawyer with deep experience in regulation, explores the matter and asks if deregulation is worth the costs.

BC expands licensure pathway for international doctors: Weekly regulatory news 

The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy.
British Columbia expands licensure pathway for internationally educated doctors, Ohio amendment could change the future of social work, proposal to reduce cosmetology licensure hours in Virginia sparks backlash, and more in our weekly look at regulatory news.

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Multi-jurisdictional licensing: U.S. & Canada vs. U.K. & Australia

Provincial, state, territorial, and national boundaries effectively draw the regulatory map of the world, as licensed professionals most often need recognition in the jurisdictions in which they practice. Enter multi-jurisdictional licensing which, as Jordan Milian explains, provides licensed professionals greater flexibility to practice across different regions.

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New Jersey implements Nurse Licensure Compact

The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy.
In this week’s news, New Jersey finishes implementing the Nurse Licensure Compact, Louisiana licensing board deals with stalled licensing, and cyberattacks hit Newfoundland and Labrador.

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