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.
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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.

Having impartial and transparent disciplinary processes in place is essential to ensure that the public trusts regulators to hold licensees accountable and uphold high professional standards. But how do regulators respond when a licensee faces allegations of misconduct? Natasha Giuffre, Thentia Cloud’s Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, and a former discipline counsel for the Law Society of Ontario, walks us through the process.
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.
Bailey Crotty sits down with Ascend Radio to discuss the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission (OREC) and its massive transformation to a cloud-based digital licensing solution.
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.
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. 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.
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, economists call for more regulatory licensing oversight, dated rules prevent Canadian nurses from working, and more cyberattacks amid Ukraine tensions.
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. Dubai takes the lead on crypto regulation, an Iowa social worker surrenders her license after accusations of sexual misconduct, 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. 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. New report calls for licensing reform in Australia, Louisiana removes licensing barriers for people with criminal records, and more in our weekly look at regulatory news.
Equity is just one piece of the DE&I puzzle and, as gatekeepers to professional practice, regulators are also an important part, since they impact the livelihoods of applicants and licensees, argues Cara Moroney.
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, BC seeks feedback on new asbestos rules, DOT relaxes rules for bus drivers, and Canada's top Mountie violated legal obligations with slow complaint response.
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.
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 doctor is suspended for spreading COVID-19 misinformation, real estate appraisers face accusations of bias, marijuana licensing faces a complicated path ahead, 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, Kentucky moves to support better licensing for ex-criminals, a think tank calls for less occupational licensing regulation in Ohio, and Pennsylvania moves to improve the lives of veterans.
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. An investigation in Missouri finds social security numbers vulnerable, Oregon drops college requirements for substitute teachers, special ed teachers in Indiana face new requirements, and more in this week's 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.
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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