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ERIC Number: ED131213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Pages: 107
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Improving Occupational Regulation. Officials from 30 States Discuss Common Problems and Search for Solutions. Final Report.
Shimberg, Benjamin
This report summarizes, and gives a full report, of a feasibility study involving a discussion of problems and issues related to occupational and professional regulation that took place during four regional conferences attended by nearly 100 officials from 30 states. Participants included state legislators, licensing administrators, attorneys general staff members, governors' aides, and consumer officials. Major problems and concerns emerging from the discussions covered eight broad topics: Proliferation of Licensure, Regulatory Boards, Accountability, Qualifications for Licensure, Testing for Competence, Continued Competence, Enforcement, and Protecting the Consumer. The major recommendation made from the insights gained during the conferences was that regulator improvement in the states would be substantially enhanced by the development of a handbook that would provide state officials with practical organizational and procedural guidance in both legislative and operational matters. A preliminary outline for the proposed handbook is included and illustrates administrative and legislative questions that the handbook might try to answer and problems for which solutions might be sought. A list of conference participants and sample worksheets used during the conference are appended. (HD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Center for Occupational and Professional Assessment.