This Week in Occupational Licensing, January 24th

This Week in Occupational Licensing, January 24th

Rent Check

A new Georgia Bill would disallow licensing boards from revoking or denying licenses for those who have defaulted on student loan debt.

Family physicians, despite being better qualified than their predecessors, are providing a narrower range of services than before. This increase in specialization implies greater utilization of nurse practitioners and physician assistants would help reduce some of the redundancies in healthcare training.

 

News and Commentary

Jameson Taylor of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy on the restrictions ex-cons face due to occupational licensing.

Michigan becomes the 25th state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, creating an expedited path to licensure for out-of-state physicians who have already been licensed.

Alabama licensed five midwives, the first in over 40 years. The Yellowhammer State requires midwives to be licensed, but the failure to issue any such licenses effectively outlawed midwifery in the state.

 

New Research

Report from Wisconsin on the effects of occupational licensing of lower-skilled professions. The report recommends repealing licensing, certification, or permitting requirements for over 20 occupations.

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By |2019-01-24T13:58:29-07:00January 24th, 2019|Blog, Occupational Licensing|