Winter 2004 Newsletter (Volume 21, No. 4)

President's Column
By Bonnie Rhea Adams
Thank You!
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.
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2004 Conference Recap
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.
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Board Actions
The Board of Directors took the following actions during its September 30, 2004 and November 30, 2004 meetings.
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CLEAR Net News
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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.
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International News
November 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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