News and Commentary
In The Gazette, Colorado woman and former prisoner at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility discusses her successful transition from prison life to contributing member of society. She discusses the numerous hurdles she faced to get there, including the barriers associated with the time required with licensing requirements that prevented her from becoming a counselor.
In Illinois, a bill which would expedite the licensing process for members of the military and their spouses heads to the Governor’s desk. The bill would require agencies which issue licenses to review applications for expedited licensing in 30 days, compared to the current 60.
Becker’s Hospital Review has a helpful list of which states allow physician assistants full prescribing power and which don’t. 45 states allow full prescribing power, while in Arkansas, Georgia, Missouri, and Kentucky they are not allowed to prescribe Schedule II drugs. In Oklahoma the board sets which drugs may be prescribed, and West Virginia will join 45 other states on July 8th.