News and Commentary
Lusine Poghosyan presents the state of nurse practitioner scope of practice reform in Niskanen commentary, recommending permanent expansion enabling flexible response to future health crises.
California professionals will have an additional six months for license renewal.
Invision Magazine writes that Senate changes to a Mississippi bill expanding scope of practice for optometrists could be approved by the House.
Paul Hammel describes the universal licensing recognition advocacy of Mike Beyer, an eight year Navy electrician who doesn’t qualify for a license in Nebraska.
Carter Woolly writes to the Salisbury Post on occupational licensing excesses, noting that after nine years Daniel King received his barbers license in North Carolina.
The costs of licensing restrictions on telehealth and scope of practice regulations have been laid bare during the pandemic opines Greg George in The Hill.
Bridget Dooling and Laura Stanley detail how federal regulations limiting telemedical treatment of opioid use disorder could be extended post-pandemic without Congressional approval.