News and Commentary
The West Virginia House of Delegates has passed another licensing reform bill, this time targeting mechanics, reports Steven Adams for the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.
Benjamin Shelton opines in Deseret News on Utah’s scope of practice laws for medical professionals. Three bills have been introduced this legislative session expanding scope of practice.
Eric Mota and Edward Timmons recommend in the Wichita Eagle the passage of a Kansas bill easing licensing for military members and spouses, telemedicine for out-of-state physicians, and pandemic response.
Jim Vokal encourages the Nebraska legislature to expand its universal recognition of healthcare licenses to all professions.
Reason’s Eric Boehm documents efforts to make pandemic induced telehealth easing permanent.
Invision Magazine details legislation expanding scope of practice for Oregon optometrists.
The Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation blogs on bills in Michigan, Washington, and Guam potentially entering them into the Nurse Licensure Compact, allowing nurse license recognition between member states.
The Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing publishes a report on professional licensing in technical fields, suggesting policymakers treat these professions differently when considering deregulation.