CLEAR to Offer a Glimpse of the Future at May Summit on Regulation of Health Professionals

As thoughts turn to the challenges of a new millenium, CLEAR announces that it will host a summit on the future of state regulation of health professionals. Held in Atlanta, May 11-12, 1999, the National Summit on State Regulation of Health Professionals in the 21st Century will focus on three crucial areas of importance: board and governance structure, scopes of practice, and continuing competence. Attendees will use as a catalyst for action the 1998 report of the Pew Taskforce on Health Care Workforce Regulation entitled Strengthening Consumer Protection: Priorities for Health Care Workforce Regulation.

Major leaders from state regulation, the federal government, professional associations, consumer groups and the healthcare community will present sessions at the conference which has been coordinated by CLEAR's Training and Development committee. The format and content of the summit has been organized with input from the following key groups in the regulatory arena: American Association of Retired Persons; American College of Health Care Administration; American Hospital Association; Citizen Advocacy Center; Interprofessional Workgroup on Health Professions Regulation; National Organization for Competency Assurance; University of California San Francisco Center for the Health Professions; US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.

As part of the summit, trained facilitators will lead attendees as they discuss ways to develop and implement operational models and pilot studies. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of this hands-on summit, which will involve the key figures in regulation, complete the registration form included in the summit brochure mailed to all individuals interested in the state regulatory system, or view the summit program and register online at www.clearhq.org/summit.htm. If you have any questions about the summit, or require an additional brochure, please contact CLEAR staff at (606) 269-1601.

 

Don’t Miss this Important Opportunity to help Shape the Future of State Regulation of Health Professionals!