This Week in Occupational Licensing, June 19th

This Week in Occupational Licensing, June 19th

News and Commentary

Law360 has a profile of lawyers and judges who skipped law school and instead were able to take the bar after a few years of apprenticeship. Aspiring lawyers are able to take the bar after an apprenticeship in Washington state, Vermont, Virginia, and California.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Real Estate Commission will reduce the renewal fees for real estate brokers and estate sales associates.

Writing in National Review, The Cato Institute’s Michael Tanner writes on the results of a Cato/Yougov poll. Among the findings of the poll are that 45% of welfare recipients and 46% of the unemployed said that licensing or similar credentialing restrictions prevented them or someone they knew from getting a job.

A bill in Louisiana would prohibit “freestanding emergency rooms” not part of a hospital complex. Even hospitals cannot build off-site emergency rooms in the primary service area of a rural hospital.

The responses to a New York Times editorial on physician burnout generated two important points. One, made by a physician, pointed out that doctors are hardly being “exploited” based on their salaries. Another, made by a healthcare economist, argues that many tasks should be delegated to nurses and other non-MD practitioners.


New Research

A new poll found that only 27% of Americans know how to find out if their physician has received disciplinary action, while half did not know it is the responsibility of state medical boards to discipline members. And, while 18% of Americans have experienced some type of misconduct on the part of a physician, only one third reported such misconduct.

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