In Tennessee, a new state law that provides an alternative to the traditional licensing regulations has upset some of the industry’s professionals but finds support from others who think licensing is unnecessary.
Archana Ajmera has a post in the medical news journal Healio talking about expanding the scope of antineoplastic therapists in the medical field.
A bill moving forward in the Florida legislature would allow incarcerated inmates to earn an occupational license in state-regulated professions while serving their sentence.
In California, the California State Board of Pharmacy revoked the test scores of 1,400 recent graduate students on an exam necessary to practice, after the board learned that many of the exam’s questions were leaked online.
Two nurses in Connecticut had their LPN license suspended for failing to respond to a court-ordered substance abuse evaluation.
Howard Marklein has a column in The Tomah Journal about the reoccurring problem of rural Emergency Medical Service volunteers that are unable to pass the exam required for licensure in Wisconsin.
The Nursing Times has a piece by Lucy Buddingwood about how new standards for nurses and midwives will affect the practice.
A new study in the NBER by Morris Kleiner and Evan Soltas asses the consequences of occupational licensing for the welfare of consumers and workers. They estimate an average welfare loss of 12 percent of occupational surplus, with workers and consumers bering 70 and 30 percent of the incidence respectively.
A study in the Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences looks at the differences and similarities in scope of practice between registered nurses and nurse specialists in emergency care.