News and Commentary
Kevin O’Reilly describes the American Medical Association’s (AMA) resistance to a California bill that would allow nurse practitioners to practice without physician supervision. AMA’s CEO claims the bill will limit rural access and raise costs.
Nick Sibilla at the Orange County Register argues that California should further enable professional opportunities for ex-offenders. Governor Newsom recently signed a bill allowing expedited expungement for inmates working in a penal fire camp.
Shirley Svorny reacts to Taskforce on Telehealth Policy Findings and Recommendations in a Cato blog, noting weak solutions to the interstate licensing issue it identified.
Norfolk Daily News editorializes the need to reduce state licensing requirements.
In a press release, The Office of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey describes his efforts to ease licensing requirements for military spouses. He recently joined Karen Pence for a Military Spouse Occupational Licensing Roundtable.
Christina Guessferd reports for WCAX that Vermont will use Health and Human Services’ authorization to allow all pharmacists to administer vaccines to children.
Michael Moline announces that the Florida Supreme Court unanimously rejected a petition to permit law school graduates to practice without Florida Bar licensing despite examination sitting postponement and online glitches.
Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute prescribes eliminating unnecessary occupational licensing and zoning in his inclusive COVID recovery paper.