You can listen to full episodes online or find the podcast on your favorite player (feed url is http://podcast.clearhq.org/feed/). 


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 is 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 is a lead-up to a session at CLEAR's Annual Educational Conference, September 26-29, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.




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