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.
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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, 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.
Health care professionals are experiencing record levels of distress and burnout after nearly three years of working on the frontlines of the pandemic. We explore the roots of this issue with insights from Australian researcher and physician Dr. Marie Bismark.
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. Colorado creates license protections for state-legal cannabis users, Kansas axes certification requirements for threaders, Utah moves to fully review its licensing policies, and more in our Week in Brief.
What do data analytics in action look like? In our latest Ascend article, we take a look at an example of analytics used at the federal level as well as a set of considerations local governments can take when tackling analytics projects of their own.
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 nursing organizations seek faster licensing for international nurses, healthcare organizations urge U.S. governors to extend expanded telehealth flexibilities, 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. 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.
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.
Professor Malcolm Sparrow's thinking on preventive regulation has proved highly influential. But when it comes to translating theory to practice, sometimes regulators have a hard time applying abstract concepts. For the PSA's Douglas Bilton, an event involving his own cat in his very home helped render theory very concrete.
Risk-based regulation has become somewhat of a buzzword over the past few years as regulatory agencies all over the world endeavor to adopt a risk-based approach. But what does it take for a regulator to truly be “risk-based”? Our latest Ascend article explores this question with insights from regulatory expert Malcolm Sparrow.
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.
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. Louisiana looks at Gulf wind energy, Connecticut's makes marijuana advertising harder, Ontario fines gambling companies and more weekly regulatory news.
Today, networks carry more information — and more types of information — than ever before. The ubiquity and cost of network technology has forced U.S. government officials at every level to consider outsourcing its management to the private sector. But what does that implementation look like, exactly? We take a look at this and more in our latest Ascend article.
Machine learning (ML), a subset of artificial intelligence (AI), involves training algorithms with data to the point where they improve themselves independently over time. How can government leaders make use of this technology to further the public interest? Where has ML succeeded in the public sector over the past 20 years?
Few regulatory leaders have left their mark on regulation like Harry Cayton. He’s sought-after the world round for his analysis, insight, and recommendations on regulatory practices. In this Ascend Radio podcast, Cayton discusses topics ranging fairness, equality, diversity, the regulatory challenges of the pandemic, and moral duty in the context of regulation.
How can people with different roles in the regulatory process harness the power of data virtualization to help with their daily work? We look at this and more in our latest Ascend article.

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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.
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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