President Biden made a call to address occupational licensing in an executive order last year. Ariel Visconti examines its impact and looks at previous presidential efforts on licensing reform.
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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.

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. The US and UK enable mutual recognition of architecture credentials, Canadian businesses in critical industries face penalties over cybersecurity measures, and more in our 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. 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.
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. Ontario’s financial regulator makes deal to sell core business of troubled credit union, the American Dental Association falls victim to cyberattack, and more in our Week in Brief.
Multijurisdictional practice has been a subject of debate for licensed professionals in nursing as far back as 1995. One answer to the limitations of single-state licensure in the U.S. has been the development of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). But how did this all start? And how has COVID-19 impacted the progress of multijurisdictional practice throughout the nation?
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 Louisiana Senate committee defers its decision on a new occupational licensing reform bill, Windsor city councilors debate whether to license rental properties, and more in our Week in Brief.
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.
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.
Florida made history when it passed the Occupational Freedom of Opportunity Act in 2020, which loosened or abolished occupational licensing requirements across 30 professions. But not everyone was pleased. We explore the main provisions of the law and the debate surrounding its passage.
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.
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, efforts to ease licensing restrictions make strides in several states.
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, Washington reports vulnerabilities after a cyberattack, New Mexico moves to ease professional licensing restrictions, and Kansas threaders see licensing barriers removed.
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.

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How do interstate compacts make licensing more efficient?

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.

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