- 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
As detailed in this story, Mats Järlström was fined by the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying for describing himself as an engineer in an email volunteering a solution to a traffic light problem in the state without having the proper license. Now, after suing Oregon for violating his First Amendment rights, Järlström has been granted the right to call himself an engineer, as long as it is not in a professional context, until such time as his lawsuit is resolved.
Full story by Jason Koebler via Motherboard