- Examiners, state boards rethinking traditional use of practical exams, scored exams, and live patients
- Default discipline of licensee who sent rebuttal letter prior to filing of disciplinary charges is valid
- Law does not waive sovereign immunity for constitutional claims unless they involve challenge of a state statute
- U.S. court restores emergency health law authorizing discipline of physicians performing abortions
- Architects, CPAs, engineers, surveyors push back against licensing deregulation campaigns
In a parallel story to another recent PLR posting, animal massage therapists in Arizona have won a 3-year struggle to continue to practice without licensure. The state veterinary board settled with the three plaintiffs in the case, who argued that it was unconstitutional to demand they obtain veterinary qualifications in order to provide massage services to animals. The trio were represented by the Institute for Justice, a libertarian group also known for challenging licensing requirements for hair braiders and tour guides.
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