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. N.L. doctors oppose proposed government say in licensing, New Mexico licensing department hit by cyberattack, Virginia moves to lower barriers to teacher licensure, and more in our weekly look at regulatory news.
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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.

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.
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 Utah woman pleads guilty to portraying a doctor, a Kaysville chiropractor meets more sexual abuse charges, and a state looks to newly regulate naturopathy.
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. In this week's news, Wisconsin tackles licensing delays, Australia launches an apprenticeship program, and MHA members testify in Michigan.
No regulators are exactly alike, and each journey toward regulatory excellence will ultimately be unique. But experts from the Penn Program on Regulation offer five strategic recommendations that can be adopted by any regulator pursuing regulatory excellence. Find out what they are in Part 2 of our series on regulatory excellence.
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. New Jersey implements licensing for police officers, the Law Society of Ontario notifies candidates of cheating investigation, and more in our Week in Brief.
At the simplest, professional associations serve the interests of members while regulators serve the interest of the public. But on closer inspection, it's more complicated than that. Ariel Visconti explores in this article on the differences between regulators and professional associations.
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 California law to hold police more accountable passes, military spouses get more occupational licensing relief, and a Massachusetts mayor gets six years for marijuana bribes.
While there are a wide range of approaches to regulation, broadly speaking, three common approaches prevail – rules-based (prescriptive), goals-based, and management-based regulation. In this article, we break down these three common approaches and take a look at their benefits and challenges.
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.
How do regulators balance the need for rigid, universally applied constants with the demands of a dynamic, ever-changing world? Regulatory expert Harry Cayton looks at this and more in our latest Voices article.
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 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 gives approval to expedite international nurse registration, Ohio introduces legislation to license advanced care respiratory therapists, new research finds that professional licensing has no impact on interstate migration, and more in our latest weekly roundup of 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. Oklahoma eliminates licensing barriers for people with criminal records, Louisiana Senate approves universal licensure recognition bill, and more in our latest Week in Brief.

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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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