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Written transcripts of each episode are available at the links below.


Episode 1: Introducing the CLEAR Podcast

Release date: June 12, 2018

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The Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation is excited to launch Regulation Matters: a CLEAR conversation. In this introductory episode, podcast host Line Dempsey and CLEAR Executive Director Adam Parfitt share information about CLEAR and give a preview of topics for upcoming podcast episodes.


Episode 2: Investigative Excellence Award winner, Robert Herbert

Release date: June 12, 2018

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CLEAR's Investigative Excellence Award recognizes an investigator who has demonstrated exceptional performance in a particular case, with performance beyond what is expected or required, resulting in a direct and significant impact to the protection of the public or consumer interests. Robert Herbert, a 2017 recipient from the Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, talks about the case for which he was nominated and shares some of the investigative techniques he used throughout the case.


Episode 3: Research on the Public’s Perception of Continuing Competence

Release date: June 12, 2018

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Jennifer Best, Practice Consultant with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia, shares the College's research on the public's perception of continuing competence, including why it's important for regulators to understand this issue and how regulators can use this research in making informed, evidence-based decisions about regulatory policy.


Episode 4: Sexual Abuse by Regulated Professionals: Achieving Zero Tolerance

Release date: July 10, 2018

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There have been some significant changes to the framework, policies, and procedures for handling cases of sexual abuse committed by regulated professionals. Representatives from regulatory organizations in the United States, Australia and Canada share information about what prompted a review of these procedures, what changes have been implemented for investigations of allegations of sexual boundary violations, and what impact the changes have had. This podcast episode was a lead-up to a session at CLEAR's Annual Educational Conference, September 26-29, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Episode 5: Occupational Licensing Policy Learning Consortium

Release date: July 24, 2018

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Suzanne Hultin with National Conference of State Legislatures gives an update on how the Occupational Licensing Policy Learning Consortium is addressing license portability issues and focusing on population groups who face unique challenges and barriers related to entering the labor market in licensed occupations.


Episode 6: The Role of Regulators in Health Workforce Data Collection

Release date: August 14, 2018

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Policymakers and planners in all jurisdictions face complex challenges in assuring access to needed health care services. Evidence-based decisions require objective and comparable provider supply and distribution data. Licensing boards are in a unique position to help. An expert panel representing the US and Canada discusses the role of regulators in health workforce data collection. This podcast episode was a lead-up to a session at CLEAR's Annual Educational Conference, September 26-29, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



Episode 7: Breaking Down Licensing Barriers While Ensuring Public Protection During a Disaster

Release date: August 28, 2018

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In 2017, at least 5 states or US territories suffered natural disasters or public health emergencies. Disaster response is, at best, orchestrated chaos. This chaos is compounded by the hodgepodge approach to license portability in the United States. Ronne Hines, Division of Professions and Occupations, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, gives some examples related to the interplay of license portability laws, regulation of the out-of-state workforce, and the challenges and successes of regulating during a disaster. This podcast episode was a lead-up to a session at CLEAR's Annual Educational Conference, September 26-29, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



Episode 8: Investigative Excellence Group Award winner

Release date: September 11, 2018

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The CLEAR Investigative Excellence Group Award recognizes a team that has demonstrated exceptional performance in a particular case, or has a history of excellent performance beyond what is expected or required, resulting in a direct and significant impact to the protection of the public or consumer interests. Investigators from the Colorado Division of Professions and Occupations share how they overcame challenges of the case and collaborated with the Denver District Attorney's Office for a successful and award-winning investigation into unlicensed medical practice.



Episode 9: Licensing Reform Efforts: Professional Beauty Industry Perspective

Release date: October 9, 2018

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Myra Reddy, Government Affairs Director for the Professional Beauty Association, summarizes why the PBA supports requirements for occupational licensure in the beauty industry. She discusses PBA's support of reform efforts to promote consistency of requirements across state, and even county, lines; enhance mobility; increase externship and apprenticeship programs; and increase testing opportunities including pre-graduate testing.



Episode 10: The Scope of Regulation – Can the Boundaries Be Stretched?

Release date: November 13, 2018

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Andrew Charnock, Chief Executive and Registrar at the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand, looks at the factors that conform or restrict the governance scope and practice of regulation. He considers the questions of whether regulatory legislation is too cumbersome for regulation today and whether regulators should align their strategies around their country's major strategies, for example, health regulators alignment with health and health workforce strategies. This podcast episode was a lead-up to a session at CLEAR's Regional Symposium, November 29-30, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand.



Episode 11: Finding Opportunities to Tell Your Agency Story – Marketing Tips

Release date: December 11, 2018

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Griffin Pritchard, public information specialist with the Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, provides some tips on finding opportunities to tell your agency story in a new way to your audience. He discusses targeting your message to different audiences, leveraging branded merchandise, communicating via social media, and developing strategies for boards with a small staff or small budget.


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