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.
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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. Ontario legal regulator sues exam prep company over leaked bar examination questions, occupational licensing reform bills become law in Missouri and Louisiana, and more in this week’s 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. 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, 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. 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.
Credentials are among the most sought-after pieces of data by malicious actors in the cybersecurity space. With the right set of passwords, a cybercriminal can breach many systems, accessing a treasure trove of other, more sensitive information. Here we break down the basics of credential security as well as measures regulators can take to safeguard electronic information.
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 Missouri daycare suspends operations after being accused of providing children with illicit medication, Idaho axes licensure requirements for hair braiders, and more in our weekly look at regulatory news.
An unwritten law of regulatory policy suggests that whenever there is a call for more regulation, there is an equal and opposite call for deregulation. Have we struck the right balance? Do calls for deregulation mean greater consequences when things go wrong? In this Voices column, Cara Moroney, a lawyer with deep experience in regulation, explores the matter and asks if deregulation is worth the costs.
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. Massachusetts senators garner a veto-overriding majority for licensure reform, Tennessee eases credentialing restrictions for DACA recipients, and more in our latest Week in Brief.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it imperative for regulators to handle the rapidly expanding field of telepractice. In this column, Julie de Gongre breaks down seven principles for regulators to keep in mind when regulating telepractice across jurisdictions.
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.
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, a Washington state regulator is hit by a massive cyberattack, licensing boards must provide more reasoning for rejecting complaints, and Wisconsin joins a growing list of states helping military families with licensure.
Social media regulation is hotly discussed and many believe it is long overdue. From its associations with increased political polarization and war, it has its share of issues. We explore in this rundown of its past, present, and future in the U.S.

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Ohio lawmakers consider bill to localize licensure appeals: 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.
Ohio lawmakers consider bill to localize state agency licensure appeals, Canadian Medical Association welcomes new rules enabling health worker mobility in Ontario, and more in this week’s look at regulatory news.

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