Summer 2003 Newsletter (Volume 20, No. 2)

President's Column
By Mack Smith
I hope that everyone has their calendars marked for CLEAR's Annual Conference �Pushing the Boundaries of Regulation� in Toronto on September 11-13.

Nebraska Changes Credentialing Fees Structure
By Mary Maahs Becker
Legislative bill 242 introduced by Senator Jim Jensen on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure has been passed by the Nebraska State Legislature and signed by Governor Johanns.

Licensure of AAs - "A-Okay" or "No Way"?
According to the American Medical Association�s definition, an anesthesiologist assistant (AA) is a health professional who works under the supervision of a licensed anesthesiologist and assists the anesthesiologist in developing and implementing the anesthesia care plan.


Actions of the CLEAR Board of Directors
At its meeting on June 9, 2003 the Board took the following actions.

Proposed CLEAR Bylaws Changes
The Board of Directors invites comment from the membership on the following proposed bylaws changes.

CLEAR Net News (More)

The Importance of Reasons for Decision
By Richard Steinecke

It is not very often that professional regulators have decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada to guide them.

Joining Forces Against Importation of Prescription Drugs
In response to the dangers of the illegal importation of prescription drugs from Canada to the US, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy in the US and the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities in Canada have recently issued a joint position statement/communiqu pledging to work together on this issue.

It All Links Back to CLEAR
It makes sense that regulatory and state agencies and organizations would link from their websites to CLEARs, but what about computer-assisted journalism classes at the University of Maryland or the Carl-Schurz-Haus Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut in Germany?

International News
Mario Monti, the European competition Commissioner has declared the European Commission will examine the regulations that relate to the 'liberal professions' with regards to competition law.

Calendar of Events (More)


CLEAR is a dynamic forum for improving the quality and understanding of regulation in order to enhance public protection

Pam Brinegar
, Executive Director
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