Discussion: Licensure Assignment
Discussion: Licensure Assignment
Week 7 discussion Discussion Part One You have completed your nurse practitioner education, likely one of the most challenging tasks you have ever undertaken. Several of your graduated colleagues live in different states, including California, Washington, and Illinois. After a year of primary care practice in your respective states, you get together for a reunion and share your practice perspectives. It is apparent that your experiences are not equal. Discussion Question: How do licensure, accreditation, certification, and education (LACE) considerations differ for APN clinical roles for these three states: California, Washington and Illinois? Provide evidence for your response. Discussion Part Two Inconsistent regulation of APN role and scope prevent a seamless healthcare system in which APN can practice. Discussion Question: What evidence-based strategies should be implemented to achieve continuity between state regulatory boards? Provide evidence for your response. Discussion Part Three Once a seamless entry into practice is achieved, it will become more likely that independent practice will follow. Discussion Question: Is independent NP practice allowed in your state? Discuss your opinion regarding independent NP practice. Provide evidence for your response.
Part of the common law series
Lost, mislaid, and abandoned property
Estates in land
Bona fide purchaser
Estoppel by deed
Action to quiet title
Future use control
Restraint on alienation
Rule against perpetuities
Rule in Shelley’s Case
Doctrine of worthier title
Practicing without a license
Water rightsprior appropriation
Lateral and subjacent support
Conflict of property laws
Other common law areas
Wills, trusts and estates
Higher category: Law and Common law
Licensure means a restricted practice or a restriction on the use of an occupational title, requiring a license. A license created under a “practice act” requires a license before performing a certain activity, such as driving a car on public roads. A license created under a “title act” restricts the use of a given occupational title to licensees, but anyone can perform the activity itself under a less restricted title. For example, in Oregon, anyone can practice counseling, but only licensees can call themselves “Licensed Professional Counselors.”Thus depending on the type of law, practicing without a license may carry civil or criminal penalties or may be perfectly legal. For some occupations and professions, licensing is often granted through a professional body or a licensing board composed of practitioners who oversee the applications for licenses. This often involves accredited training and examinations, but varies a great deal for different activities and in different countries.
Occupational licensing has the strongest public support for activities whose incompetent execution would be a health or safety threat to the public, such as practicing medicine. Licensing of low-risk businesses like florists and hair braiding salons is more controversial because licensing is inherently a form of restraint of trade. It creates a barrier to entry preventing some people from practicing the profession, benefiting existing licensees by reducing competition. This can harm consumers by raising prices and reducing innovation by new market entrants, and may slow overall economic growth. Competition law can conflict with licensing practices if the licensing body favors its own licensees in ways that do not clearly protect the public.
Alternatives to individual licensure include requiring that at least one person on a premises be licensed and oversee unlicensed practitioners, permitting of the business overall, random health and safety inspections, general consumer protection laws, and deregulation in favor of voluntary private certifications or free market mechanisms such as customer review sites.