News and Commentary
Niskanen’s Robert Orr traces current physician shortage in the U.S. to the Graduate Medical Education National Advisory Committee Report’s predication of an impending physician surplus, which influenced such Federal actions as raising resident training requirement stringency.
Frances Floresca argues that the pandemic provides a opportune window for occupational licensing reform in The Wastewatcher blog.
Nick Sibilla opines for USA Today that licensing presents barriers to employment for ex-offenders, costing the U.S. economy.
The American Medical Association lists the requirements of a Health and Humans Services declaration, noting that they oppose the declaration’s public health emergency pharmacist requirements.
Tribune Content Agency summarizes a Pew Charitable Trust report finding that roughly half of the physicians licensed to prescribe an addiction treating medication prescribe it. Philadelphia physicians call for licensing reform.
JDSupra anticipates the signing of a California bill that would require the licensure of debt collectors.
Jarrett Skorup reports for the Mackinac Center on bills passed by Michigan’s House that would exclude misdemeanors from ‘moral character’ licensing requirements.
A Cato live online policy forum highlights government licensing’s impediment to adequate healthcare.
Eric Wicklund for Mobile Health Intelligence writes that Georgia Governor Brian Kemp vetoed a bill entering the Peach State into the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact, allowing pathologists to virtually treat patients across state borders.