Colorado is one of more than 20 states taking a centralized approach to regulation. Its Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) is charged with managing licensing and registration for multiple professions and businesses, implementing balanced regulation for Colorado industries, and protecting consumers. It also provides consumer protection through its regulation of over 500,000 licensees, registrants, certificants, and permit holders for more than 55 professions, occupations, and businesses in the state.
Ronne Hines, who recently wrapped up her longstanding role as director of DPO, joined Ascend Radio host Paul Leavoy to talk about her work at DORA, regulatory collaboration, her experience serving as president of the Council on Licensure, Enforcement, and Regulation (CLEAR), and more. Their conversation touches on:
- The benefits of having a centralized regulatory umbrella agency.
- The benefits and opportunities of regulatory collaboration through CLEAR.
- Lessons learned from her time as president of CLEAR.
- The role regulators can play in alleviating labor shortages.
- Improving licensing mobility by reducing barriers for veterans, military spouses, formerly incarcerated individuals, and internationally trained professionals.
- Digital transformation and regulatory resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, how prepared we are for future public health emergencies, and much more.
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