By Mack Smith
This is the
time of year that CLEAR�s president sums up the activities of the preceding
months before turning over the helm to a new leader.
Perhaps most satisfying to me is that this has been a year of increased
financial stability for CLEAR following a fairly difficult two years. Many of
you are experiencing your own unprecedented budgetary woes, yet you continue to
support our important organization and for that I thank you.
Board of Nurse Examiners Adopts New Rules
In the 2003 Regular Legislative
Session, HB 1095, relating to prescriptive authority for advanced practice
nurses, was passed and signed into law. HB 1095 amended the Medical Practice Act
to permit physicians to delegate authority to prescribe controlled substances
listed in schedules III through V to advanced practice nurses.
The Canadian Drug
Store Inc. Pleads Guilty
The Ontario College of Pharmacists announced a resolution of its
case against The Canadian Drug Store et. al.
The Board of Directors voted on August 18, 2003 to reduce the size
of the Board from 15 to 11.
Time to Register for 2003 Annual Conference
You can still get registered for CLEAR's 2003 Annual Conference in
Toronto. We're looking forward to a great conference, so come and
Education Extension, University of Wisconsin - Extension has developed an
updated directory of mandatory continuing education for credentialed
professions/occupations. The following chart is a snapshot of the
requirements in effect July 1, 2003.
Health Fields Fight
Cheating on Tests
Reprinted with permission from the Pittsburg Post-Gazette
On the heels of cheating scandals that threatened the licensing
process in three health professions, test administrators are striking
back with novel legal strategies, Internet police work and a willingness
to bar suspected cheaters from the professions.
its meeting on June 16-17, 2003 the Committee on Legal Affairs and the
Internal Market of the European Union (EU) Parliament, concern was
expressed about the proposed Mutual Recognition Directive.
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