News and Commentary
An article in INVISION magazine covers the new Texas law that expands the scope of practice for optometrists, allowing them to prescribe oral medications and to manage glaucoma patients without cooperation from an ophthalmologist.
In an article in the Journal of Accountancy, George Spencer discusses a number of states’ interest in imposing taxes on professional services.
In an article in the Journal of Accountancy, Courtney L. Vien discusses newly proposed suggestions by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy to revamp the program for licensing professional accounts.
In Lexpert, Elizabeth Raymer discusses the evolution of Canadian medical malpractice law during the pandemic. First, she discusses how greater utilization of technology has allowed malpractice lawyers greater flexibility in serving clients. Next, she covers legal protections imposed in Canada to protect health-care professionals. Finally, she discusses changes in regulations during the pandemic, most notably in mobility and transparency.
In an article at JD Supra, the law firm Ogletree Deakins writes on Arizona’s new law regarding “Certificates of Second Chance.” This law allows formerly incarcerated individuals to be eligible for occupational licenses in Arizona. It also extends liability protections to employers who hire employees who have received a Certificate of Second Chance.
In a piece at KSL News, Ashley Imlay discusses Utah governor Spencer Cox’s recent executive order to review all professional licensing requirements. Imlay provides perspectives from a number of experts arguing that Utah’s licensing provide little benefit. She also discusses a particular case study by the Institute for Justice focused on the cosmetology industry in Utah.