What exactly defines regulatory excellence? And how can regulators achieve it? In 2014, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) enlisted the help of experts at the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Program on Regulation (PPR) to answer these questions. In this article, we break down the key findings of the PPR team’s final report, which provides a general framework that any regulator can use to chart their own path towards achieving regulatory excellence.
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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.

In Part 2 of Paul Leavoy's conversation with Australian doctor, lawyer, and academic Dr. Marie Bismark, they discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on health care workers, Dr. Bismark’s own experience during the pandemic, and her recent book.
Equity is just one piece of the DE&I puzzle and, as gatekeepers to professional practice, regulators are also an important part, since they impact the livelihoods of applicants and licensees, argues Cara Moroney.
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. Delaware lawmakers introduce occupational licensing reform for residents with some criminal records, Alabama releases draft regulations for medical cannabis industry, and more in our latest weekly look at the world of 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. In this week's news, licensing databases prove critical in an investigation into fake vaccine cards, Ohio lets health care professionals work across state lines, and Iowa loosens employee licensing requirements at casinos.
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.
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. Virginia expedites licensing for social workers from out-of-state, Massachusetts simplifies licensure for military spouses, 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, a doctor is suspended for spreading COVID-19 misinformation, real estate appraisers face accusations of bias, marijuana licensing faces a complicated path ahead, 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. California forbids physicians from being re-licensed following sexual misconduct, Wisconsin works with the public sector to investigate nursing home complaints, 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. Virginia regulators approve largest offshore wind farm in U.S., North Carolina teachers group opposes licensure and pay overhaul, and more in our latest Week in Brief.
Government leaders often find themselves analyzing data from multiple discrete sources in their everyday work. In the past, physically integrating this data has proven to be a costly and time-consuming process. Thanks to data virtualization, however, regulators can now access data from many different sources without relocating any of it. Here we look at the basics of data integration as well as different ways governments have adopted the technology.
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. Commission for new Interstate Compact for Counselor Licensure convenes, Tennessee considers dropping test for teacher licensure, and more in our weekly look at regulatory news.
As licensed professionals and regulators will know, continuing education is a critical element of the licensing process. Why do we have continuing education requirements? Who pays for it? And what lies in store for continuing education in the future?
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.
When professionals commit ethical infractions, what are the consequences, and who polices them? Do the errors of a few bad apples leave entire professions at risk of reputational damage? And what about voluntary self-regulation? Can it work? Ariel Visconti explores.
As we have seen in many industries, AI carries enormous potential. But can it carry over to the world of regulation? Anna van der Gaag's work has taken her deep into the intersection of technology and regulation. In this article, she explores exciting research findings on AI in a regulatory context and shares some encouraging signs.

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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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