Regulation Matters: a CLEAR conversation
The Scope of Regulation – Can the Boundaries Be Stretched?
Andrew Charnock, Chief Executive and Registrar at the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand, looks at the factors that conform or restrict the governance scope and practice of regulation. He considers the questions of whether regulatory legislation is too cumbersome for regulation today and whether regulators should align their strategies around their country's major strategies, for example, health regulators alignment with health and health workforce strategies. This podcast episode is...
Licensing Reform Efforts: Professional Beauty Industry Perspective
Myra Reddy, Government Affairs Director for the Professional Beauty Association, summarizes why the PBA supports requirements for occupational licensure in the beauty industry. She discusses PBA's support of reform efforts to promote consistency of requirements across state, and even county, lines; enhance mobility; increase externship and apprenticeship programs; and increase testing opportunities including pre-graduate testing. Transcript: html (https://www.clearhq.org/page-1860561)...
Investigative Excellence Group Award winner
The CLEAR Investigative Excellence Group Award recognizes a team that has demonstrated exceptional performance in a particular case, or has a history of excellent performance beyond what is expected or required, resulting in a direct and significant impact to the protection of the public or consumer interests. Investigators from the Colorado Division of Professions and Occupations share how they overcame challenges of the case and collaborated with the Denver District Attorney's Office for a...
Breaking Down Licensing Barriers While Ensuring Public Protection During a Disaster
In 2017, at least 5 states or US territories suffered natural disasters or public health emergencies. Disaster response is, at best, orchestrated chaos. This chaos is compounded by the hodgepodge approach to license portability in the United States. Ronne Hines, Division of Professions and Occupations, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, gives some examples related to the interplay of license portability laws, regulation of the out-of-state workforce, and the challenges and successes...
The Role of Regulators in Health Workforce Data Collection
Policymakers and planners in all jurisdictions face complex challenges in assuring access to needed health care services. Evidence-based decisions require objective and comparable provider supply and distribution data. Licensing boards are in a unique position to help. An expert panel representing the US and Canada discusses the role of regulators in health workforce data collection. This podcast episode is a lead-up to a session at CLEAR's Annual Educational Conference, September 26-29,...
Occupational Licensing Policy Learning Consortium
Eleven states are participating in the Occupational Licensing Policy Learning Consortium as part of the occupational licensing project undertaken by the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, and the Council of State Governments. Suzanne Hultin with NCSL gives an update on how the project is addressing license portability issues and focusing on population groups who face unique challenges and barriers related to entering the...
Sexual Abuse by Regulated Professionals: Achieving Zero Tolerance
There have been some significant changes to the framework, policies, and procedures for handling cases of sexual abuse committed by regulated professionals. Representatives from regulatory organizations in the United States, Australia and Canada share information about what prompted a review of these procedures, what changes have been implemented for investigations of allegations of sexual boundary violations, and what impact the changes have had. This podcast episode is a lead-up to a...
Investigative Excellence Award winner, Robert Herbert
CLEAR's Investigative Excellence Award recognizes an investigator who has demonstrated exceptional performance in a particular case, with performance beyond what is expected or required, resulting in a direct and significant impact to the protection of the public or consumer interests. Robert Herbert, a 2017 recipient from the Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, talks about the case for which he was nominated and shares some of the investigative...
Research on the Public's Perception of Continuing Competence
Jennifer Best, Practice Consultant with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia, shares the College's research on the public's perception of continuing competence, including why it's important for regulators to understand this issue and how regulators can use this research in making informed, evidence-based decisions about regulatory policy. Transcript: html (https://www.clearhq.org/page-1860543) or PDF...
Introducing the CLEAR podcast
The Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation is excited to launch Regulation Matters: a CLEAR conversation. In this introductory episode, podcast host Line Dempsey and CLEAR Executive Director Adam Parfitt share information about CLEAR and give a preview of topics for upcoming podcast episodes. Transcript: html (https://www.clearhq.org/page-1860541) or PDF (http://clearweb.drivehq.com/podcast_transcripts/CLEAR_podcast_episode1_Introduction061218_transcript.pdf)