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Advocates of universal license recognition say that it can alleviate labor shortages and help skilled workers start practicing faster. But opponents argue that taking a "one-size-fits-all" approach can dilute or eliminate licensing requirements that exist to protect the public. We take a deeper look at the policy and its implementation.
License Portability

As licensed professionals vie for more freedom and mobility to work across regional lines, the license portability movement has been gaining steam.

Advocates of universal license recognition say that it can alleviate labor shortages and help skilled workers start practicing faster. But opponents argue that taking a "one-size-fits-all" approach can dilute or eliminate licensing requirements that exist to protect the public. We take a deeper look at the policy and its implementation.
Arizona has been notably active on occupational licensing reform in recent years, becoming the first state to implement Right to Earn a Living and universal licensure recognition laws. We review the major changes to occupational regulations initiated by Gov. Doug Ducey that have made Arizona a leader in reform.
It may have been the second consecutive year defined by a global pandemic, but a lot happened outside of COVID-19 in 2021. We went through the headlines of the year and distilled the news down to these five pervasive trends in 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, 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.
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.
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.
Whether you know it as occupational regulation, occupational licensing, or professional licensing, chances are you are affected by it. In this foundational piece, Ariel Visconti provides a back-to-basics introduction to the world of occupational regulation.

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A brief history of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)

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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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