Regulation Matters: a CLEAR conversation
Summary: CLEAR's podcast is a resource in the field of professional and occupational regulation to help stakeholders stay current on new developments and hear diverse opinions on a broad range of topics.
Douglas Bilton, Assistant Director of Standards and Policy with the Professional Standards Authority in the UK, shares current research interests at the PSA. He discusses PSA's goal of linking the academic world and the world of regulatory practice to encourage research that helps to establish professional regulation as an evidence-led area of public policy. Recent and current research topics include applying the concept of Counterproductive Work Behaviour to help understand why healthcare professionals sometimes don't follow standards, creating a risk calculator to advise on the right form of regulation or alternatives to regulation, and researching the idea of constructive distrust to determine what makes patients feel comfortable or inhibited about playing a part in their own care. Transcript: html (https://www.clearhq.org/page-1860577) or PDF (http://clearweb.drivehq.com/podcast_transcripts/CLEAR_podcast_episode12_PSA_Research_010819_transcript.pdf)
Griffin Pritchard, public information specialist with the Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, provides some tips on finding opportunities to tell your agency story in a new way to your audience. He discusses targeting your message to different audiences, leveraging branded merchandise, communicating via social media, and developing strategies for boards with a small staff or small budget. Transcript: html (https://www.clearhq.org/page-1860575) or PDF (http://clearweb.drivehq.com/podcast_transcripts/CLEAR_podcast_episode11_Marketing_Tips_121118_transcript.pdf)
Andrew Charnock, Chief Executive and Registrar at the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand, looks at the factors that conform or restrict the governance scope and practice of regulation. He considers the questions of whether regulatory legislation is too cumbersome for regulation today and whether regulators should align their strategies around their country's major strategies, for example, health regulators alignment with health and health workforce strategies. This podcast episode is a lead-up to a session at CLEAR's Regional Symposium, November 29-30, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. Transcript: html (https://www.clearhq.org/page-1860571) or PDF (http://clearweb.drivehq.com/podcast_transcripts/CLEAR_podcast_episode10_Scope_of_Regulation_111318_transcript.pdf)
Myra Reddy, Government Affairs Director for the Professional Beauty Association, summarizes why the PBA supports requirements for occupational licensure in the beauty industry. She discusses PBA's support of reform efforts to promote consistency of requirements across state, and even county, lines; enhance mobility; increase externship and apprenticeship programs; and increase testing opportunities including pre-graduate testing. Transcript: html (https://www.clearhq.org/page-1860561) or PDF (http://clearweb.drivehq.com/podcast_transcripts/CLEAR_podcast_episode9_Reform_Efforts_100918_transcript.pdf)
The CLEAR Investigative Excellence Group Award recognizes a team that has demonstrated exceptional performance in a particular case, or has a history of excellent performance beyond what is expected or required, resulting in a direct and significant impact to the protection of the public or consumer interests. Investigators from the Colorado Division of Professions and Occupations share how they overcame challenges of the case and collaborated with the Denver District Attorney's Office for a successful and award-winning investigation into unlicensed medical practice. Transcript: html (https://www.clearhq.org/page-1860556) or PDF (http://clearweb.drivehq.com/podcast_transcripts/CLEAR_podcast_episode8_Investigative_Award_Group_091118_transcript.pdf)
In 2017, at least 5 states or US territories suffered natural disasters or public health emergencies. Disaster response is, at best, orchestrated chaos. This chaos is compounded by the hodgepodge approach to license portability in the United States. Ronne Hines, Division of Professions and Occupations, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, gives some examples related to the interplay of license portability laws, regulation of the out-of-state workforce, and the challenges and successes of regulating during a disaster. This podcast episode is a lead-up to a session at CLEAR's Annual Educational Conference, September 26-29, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Transcript: html (https://www.clearhq.org/page-1860554) or PDF (http://clearweb.drivehq.com/podcast_transcripts/CLEAR_podcast_episode7_Regulating_during_Disaster_082818_transcript.pdf)
Policymakers and planners in all jurisdictions face complex challenges in assuring access to needed health care services. Evidence-based decisions require objective and comparable provider supply and distribution data. Licensing boards are in a unique position to help. An expert panel representing the US and Canada discusses the role of regulators in health workforce data collection. This podcast episode is a lead-up to a session at CLEAR's Annual Educational Conference, September 26-29, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Transcript: html (https://www.clearhq.org/page-1860550) or PDF (http://clearweb.drivehq.com/podcast_transcripts/CLEAR_podcast_episode6_Health_Workforce_Data_081418_transcript.pdf)
Eleven states are participating in the Occupational Licensing Policy Learning Consortium as part of the occupational licensing project undertaken by the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, and the Council of State Governments. Suzanne Hultin with NCSL gives an update on how the project is addressing license portability issues and focusing on population groups who face unique challenges and barriers related to entering the labor market in a licensed occupation. Suzanne reviews trends being seen in the 11 states and resources related to license portability and reducing barriers to labor market entry. Transcript: html (https://www.clearhq.org/page-1860548) or PDF (http://clearweb.drivehq.com/podcast_transcripts/CLEAR_podcast_episode5_Licensing_Consortium072418_transcript.pdf)
There have been some significant changes to the framework, policies, and procedures for handling cases of sexual abuse committed by regulated professionals. Representatives from regulatory organizations in the United States, Australia and Canada share information about what prompted a review of these procedures, what changes have been implemented for investigations of allegations of sexual boundary violations, and what impact the changes have had. This podcast episode is a lead-up to a session at CLEAR's Annual Educational Conference, September 26-29, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Transcript: html (https://www.clearhq.org/page-1860544) or PDF (http://clearweb.drivehq.com/podcast_transcripts/CLEAR_podcast_episode4_Sexual_Abuse071018_transcript.pdf)
Jennifer Best, Practice Consultant with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia, shares the College's research on the public's perception of continuing competence, including why it's important for regulators to understand this issue and how regulators can use this research in making informed, evidence-based decisions about regulatory policy. Transcript: html (https://www.clearhq.org/page-1860543) or PDF (http://clearweb.drivehq.com/podcast_transcripts/CLEAR_podcast_episode3_Competence061218_transcript.pdf)
Robert Herbert, a 2017 recipient of the CLEAR Investigative Excellence Award, talks about the case for which he was nominated and shares some of the investigative techniques he used throughout the case.
The Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation is excited to launch Regulation Matters: a CLEAR conversation. In this introductory episode, podcast host Line Dempsey and CLEAR Executive Director Adam Parfitt share information about CLEAR and give a preview of topics for upcoming podcast episodes. Transcript: html (https://www.clearhq.org/page-1860541) or PDF (http://clearweb.drivehq.com/podcast_transcripts/CLEAR_podcast_episode1_Introduction061218_transcript.pdf)