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, a nurse gets prison time for tampering with painkillers, Connecticut suspends licensure requirements, and Texas proposes new workplace laws.
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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. A federal judge dismisses a Louisiana woman’s lawsuit alleging the state unconstitutionally barred her from offering life-skills training to special needs children in our latest weekly roundup of regulatory news.
Fifteen years after the introduction of licensing for paralegals, Ontario still faces a troubling access to justice problem, and this is especially being felt in family law, where paralegals can’t currently provide services. The Law Society of Ontario is pursuing the implementation of a Family Legal Services Provider License for paralegals to help increase access to justice, but not everyone thinks it’s a good idea. In this article, we take a deeper look at this important issue.
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, Wisconsin tackles licensing delays, Australia launches an apprenticeship program, and MHA members testify in Michigan.
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, BC seeks feedback on new asbestos rules, DOT relaxes rules for bus drivers, and Canada's top Mountie violated legal obligations with slow complaint response.
All around the world, governments police who can and cannot work within a profession through official regulatory bodies with official appointees and public accountability. But what happens when professionals are left to police themselves? Jordan Milian explores.
Criticisms about long application processing times can fail to account for the many external factors at play that are not under the regulator’s control. Regulatory expert Dr. Sheila Marchant-Short explores this and more in our latest Voices article.
What can regulators do when evidence of mental illness arises in the complaint process? Because it can distort a complainant’s recollection of events, mental illness should be taken seriously by any regulator looking to establish facts in a complaint against a licensee. Here, we break down the fundamentals of dealing with mental illness in the complaint process.
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. Dubai takes the lead on crypto regulation, an Iowa social worker surrenders her license after accusations of sexual misconduct, and more in our weekly look at 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. In this week's news, an audit calls for more oversight on licensing board spending, inmates allege Utah prisons violate standards of care, and a top doctor faces ethical complaints.
Suspicious emails, phone calls, and text messages are the norm for many of us in our day-to-day lives. While many of us tend to ignore them, stats and headlines show they happen regularly, and they work. How to circumvent cybercrime at your agency? Jordan Milian explores.
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, unvaccinated health care workers could lose their licenses, Oregon faces licensing backups, and Quebec calls for mandatory vaccinations.
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, licensing backlogs in several states are preventing health care workers from practicing, Oklahoma advances bill to help citizens with criminal records obtain licenses, and an Illinois city debates installing licensing requirement for landlords.
What do data analytics in action look like? In our latest Ascend article, we take a look at an example of analytics used at the federal level as well as a set of considerations local governments can take when tackling analytics projects of their own.

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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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