Introduction to Regulatory Governance

The Introduction to Regulatory Governance program is comprised of the following modules and lessons
CLEAR offers the Introduction to Regulatory Governance program online, in-person, on-demand, and as a webinar series. The content provided in this program is the same across all methods of delivery.
Foundations of Occupational and Professional Regulation
  • The importance of regulatory boards
  • Rationale for licensure
  • Typical pro and con arguments
  • Overview of trends in licensure
Roles and Responsibilities of a Board Member
  • Board member responsibility
  • Defining the public interest
  • Requirements for service on regulatory boards
  • How a board member can participate effectively
  • The purpose of appointing public members
  • Ethical considerations
Administrative Rulemaking
  • What is a rule?
  • Kinds of rules
  • Authority to issue rules
  • When is a rule needed?
  • Writing a good rule
  • Avoiding problem areas
  • Regular procedures for adopting rules
  • Notice and publication
  • Public comment and hearing process
  • Emergency rulemaking
Professional Discipline
  • Steps in the enforcement process
  • Characteristics of a strong enforcement process
  • Receiving and sharing information
  • Types of disciplinary sanctions
  • Practitioner impairment
Assessing Competence
  • The board’s role in entry to practice assessments, continuing education programs and their applicability
  • Ways to evaluate continued competence

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