In today's data-driven world, predictive analytics allow researchers to use a wealth of information combined with sophisticated machine learning algorithms to make predictions about future and offer advice to organizations accordingly. Is there a use-case for predictive analytics in occupational licensing? How can regulators use this technology to stay on top of trends in their field and more effectively protect the public interest?
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Regulatory policies are ever-evolving and differ widely from coast to coast and around the world. We keep a pulse on the active world of regulation and licensing.

Just how many interstate licensing agreements are active in the U.S.? And in which professions are regulators looking to further promote license mobility? In our latest Ascend article, we take an in-depth look at the country's largest active and pending multistate licensing agreements.
Despite few signs of bipartisanship nationwide, at the state level, there have been a number of instances of cross-party support, particularly when it comes to licensing reform.
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.
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. Oklahoma eliminates licensing barriers for people with criminal records, Louisiana Senate approves universal licensure recognition bill, and more in our latest Week in Brief.
The Week in Brief Podcast is your weekly guide to the latest news, issues, and events in professional licensing, regulation, and digital government. This week, Sarah and Paul discuss the opening of Utah's Policy Innovation Lab, new bills from the Washington legislature that may address nursing shortages in the state, and much more.
While regulators can look remarkably similar, their operational and governance structures vary widely depending on their size, culture, and legislation. We take a deep dive into how regulators are structured in terms of their day-to-day operations and governance.
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 regulatory news, Florida’s low NCLEX passage rates raise eyebrows while Australia considers property developer licensure and an overhaul of its financial regulatory approach and the CEO of Coinbase calls for crypto regulation.
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 new Florida bill presents issues for local contractor licensing, the ADA drafts model legislation for an interstate dentistry compact, 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. This week in regulatory news, new legislation in Pennsylvania aims to tackle the teacher shortage in the state by raising teacher salaries, Nova Scotia becomes the first Canadian province to accept U.S.-licensed physicians without further accreditation, and much more. New this week: Introducing the Week in Brief Podcast, a 10-minute rundown of the latest headlines.
In 2019, researchers at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University launched the State RegData project to gain a better understanding of the reach of state-level regulation in the U.S. In this updated article, we review the least and most regulated states in America in 2022 based on the project's latest data.
The Week in Brief Podcast is your weekly guide to the latest news, issues, and events in professional licensing, regulation, and digital government. This week, Sarah and Paul discuss a new report outlining recommendations to strengthen the cybersecurity workforce in the public sector, an ongoing effort from GOP lawmakers to establish reciprocal licensing standards in Wisconsin, and much more.
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 gives approval to expedite international nurse registration, Ohio introduces legislation to license advanced care respiratory therapists, new research finds that professional licensing has no impact on interstate migration, and more in our latest weekly roundup of regulatory news.
The Week in Brief Podcast is your weekly guide to the latest news, issues, and events in professional licensing, regulation, and digital government. This week, Sarah and Paul discuss pushback from nursing leaders over the elimination of continuing education requirements in Montana, Missouri's recent enactment of three new interstate licensing compacts, and more.
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.
Few regulatory leaders have left their mark on regulation like Harry Cayton. He’s sought-after the world round for his analysis, insight, and recommendations on regulatory practices. In this Ascend Radio podcast, Cayton discusses topics ranging fairness, equality, diversity, the regulatory challenges of the pandemic, and moral duty in the context of regulation.

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Alberta physicians criticize plans to subsidize nurse practitioner clinics: 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.
This week in regulatory news, professional communities clash over plans to publicly fund nurse practitioner clinics in Alberta, California considers an alternative pathway to licensure for lawyers, and much more.

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