- 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 free market group in Tennessee is suing the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to argue that the practice of horse massage shouldn’t require a veterinary license. The lawsuit comes after Martha Stowe and Laurie Wheeler were prevented from massaging horses without being licensed veterinarians. The plaintiffs argue that, since neither woman claims to be a vet, and both make any potential client fully aware that massaging does not constitute veterinary care, to prevent them from pursuing their business is unconstitutional.
Full story via Bristol Herald Courier