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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. 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.
States are increasingly turning to interstate compacts as a way to help workers in licensed professions practice in multiple states while ensuring that the standards in place to protect the public are upheld. We take a look at different types of occupational licensure compacts and how they make licensing more efficient.
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. Minnesota legalizes delta-9 THC edibles in its effort to regulate delta-8, E.U. regulators outline rules for air taxi vehicles, Canadian officials move to review EY Canada, 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, 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. In this week's news, a Texas company sues Iowa for excessive licensing requirements for threaders, nurses face more licensing delays, and one state introduces new hospital policies to fight labor shortages.
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 is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy. Illinois amends its Nurse Licensing Act, Canada hints at a national digital ID program, and more in our weekly look at the world of regulation.
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.
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. Pennsylvania considers licensing for behavioral analysts, California governor signs contentious nursing home licensing bill, Ontario reviews educational and training requirements for brokers, and more in our weekly look at regulatory news.
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?
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 regulators crack down on unregistered cryptocurrency firms, Spain moves toward legalization of medical cannabis for treatment of cancer and other debilitating illnesses, Kansas legalizes sports betting, and more in our latest Week in Brief.
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, Biden announces community development board appointees, Montana schools face labor shortages, Idaho licensing department gets a report about funeral home bodies, 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, a top government office reports a network breach, report finds Louisiana licensing laws discourage opportunity, and a report criticizes Ohio regulation.
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.
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. N.L. doctors oppose proposed government say in licensing, New Mexico licensing department hit by cyberattack, Virginia moves to lower barriers to teacher licensure, and more in our weekly look at regulatory news.

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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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