- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Failure to cite professional code as evidence was error, but not fatal error
- Remote exam proctoring violates civil rights, California ACLU maintains
- FBI: Impostors posing as regulators threaten medical licensees nationwide with license suspension
- Case against board for refusal to retroactively renew license can continue
- Therapy degree is insufficient for general counseling license, but requiring degree to mention “counseling” is arbitrary
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) signaled the states that it won't back off its antitrust oversight of state professional regulation, in making a major proposal and several comments on state licensing laws during the last months of 2016.
Most significant was the FTC's publication, in a Federal Register notice December 7, of a proposed revision to the 2004 Eyeglass Rule, which opened competition among dispensers of eye products by requiring optometrists and other prescribers to release contact lens prescriptions to patients. Having . . .
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