Legislative and policy trends upcoming in 2022
An article by Venable LLP outlines ten anticipated trends for the 2022 legislative session that could have an impact on occupational licensing boards.
Worker mobility legislation - Given the Biden administration's focus on addressing impediments to worker and economic mobility, the article suggests state regulatory bodies consider the uniformity of licensing requirements across the US.
Antitrust concerns - The article suggests a review of regulatory structures and level of state supervision to address continued antitrust enforcement.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - The article suggests considering whether eligibility rules, education requirements, and other licensing criteria truly serve their purposes or are arbitrary and overly burdensome.
COVID-19 modifications - Licensing boards will need to be prepared for which changes legislatures will roll back or introduce for permanent adoption, particularly around telemedicine.