- 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
A Louisiana legislator this week proposed legislation that would require training and license registration for volunteer rescuers such as the “Cajun Navy,” an impromptu fleet of small-boat owners that mobilized to rescue stranded flood victims during the this month’s devastating floods in Baton Rouge. The proposal has prompted an angry reaction from some members of the group, who oppose regulation.
Original article, “Lawkmaker wants Cajun Navy to train, pay fee, before helping others,” by Meg Farris for WWL-TV.