Below is a sampling of news from CLEAR REGULATORY NEWS section of the
Council on Licensure Enforcement and Regulation organization
Senate Bill 55 in Alaska, currently referred to the Health and Social Services Labor and Commerce committee, would allow the Board of Optometry to adopt regulations related to the prescription and use of pharmaceutical agents.
Both the House and the Senate in Kentucky have approved a bill to exempt natural hair braiders from cosmetology licensing requirements.
The Vermont legislature is calling for a panel to study issues related to overlapping police forces and the need for a disciplinary system for officers accused of professional misconduct.
A proposal approved by the New York State Board of Regents to allow individuals who cannot obtain legal residency due to their parents’ immigration status to apply for professional licenses is facing political pressure.
More than 6,000 medical students, residents and faculty are petitioning the National Board of Medical Examiners to eliminate the Step 2 CS patient care skills exam, which they claim is a costly “waste of time.”