By Bonnie Rhea Adams
My term as your President is just beginning and
it�s already gratifying to work with such an enthusiastic Board of
Directors. The members are to be complimented for their dedication to
ensuring CLEAR�s place as the leading North American organization in
service to professional regulators.
The theme for CLEAR's
2004 annual conference was 21st Century Regulation: "Show Me" What
Works. And that's just what these conference sessions aimed to
do. Over 400 attendees participated in three days of educational workshops,
lectures, presentations, and roundtable discussions.
The Board of Directors took the following actions during its
September 30, 2004 and November 30, 2004 meetings.
Virginia Institutes Sanction Reference Point System
In July 2004, the Virginia Board of Medicine adopted
what is apparently the first United States sanction reference point system
for regulatory disciplinary cases. In preparation, the Virginia Board of Health
Professions spent two years collecting and analyzing data on the board's
sanctions for a six-year period. Over 100 different factors were collected
for almost 500 cases.
11, 2004 saw the Internal Market and Social Affairs Committees of the
European Parliament hold public hearings on the draft Directive on
Services in the Internal Market. As reported previously, the proposed
directive aims to provide a legal framework for the removal of
unnecessary barriers to trade across the EU member states.
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