CLEAR-CAC webinar: Public Members on Licensing Boards in the US and Other Countries

  • 27 Jun 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Via Webinar: at your desk! (1:00 P.M. Eastern)


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The United States is not alone in having public members on regulatory boards. Canada and other countries have sophisticated public member programs. Regulators and policy makers will learn about the similarities and differences in criteria for appointment, roles of public members, and measures (where they exist or might be developed) for evaluating public members' effectiveness. In the United States, in virtually all states, laws governing the appointment of public members to professional regulatory boards typically specify “disqualifiers.” For example, medical practice acts usually prohibit a physician (active or retired) from serving as a public member on a medical licensing board. Similarly, a spouse, child, or parent of a physician is often disqualified. “Affirmative criteria” for public member appointments, such as a history of public service, boardsmanship experience, communication skills, or relationships with community groups, rarely exist. Nor do most laws articulate the role public members are expected to perform. This is not the case in other countries. In Australia, for example, public members on all health licensing boards are expected to be representatives of patient or consumer groups. The speakers will address the strengths and weaknesses of the public member programs in different countries.


Rebecca LeBuhn, Board Chair, Citizen Advocacy Center (CAC)
Jan Robinson, Registrar and CEO, College of Veterinarians of Ontario
David Benton, Executive Director, National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Offerings are presented through a web-based PowerPoint and audio teleconference, allowing attendees to participate and ask questions from their office or conference room.  Your registration fee entitles you to one login connection to the webinar (one registration = one login from a single computer).  You can set up a speaker phone and computer in your conference room and have multiple attendees all in the same room for one registration fee.  If attendees will be logging in individually from their own offices and computers, you will need to register each individual separately at the full registration fee.  You may not share the login link with others at your organization. Additional logins that were not registered will be invoiced for the full registration fee.  Attendees receive a copy of the PowerPoint presentation after the webinar.  Webinar attendees can also choose to purchase the webinar recording at a discounted rate when registering.
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