- 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
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, in a July 10 ruling, affirmed a hearing examiner's decision to deny a prospective licensee the opportunity to introduce "moral character" letters to prove suitability for licensure because the letters were deemed to be hearsay (Gray v. Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, State Board of Medicine).
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