EFFECTIVE JULY 28, 2019 - RCW 18.25.190 Amendment adopted regarding the practice of chiropractic by senior students in a chiropractic program practicing under the supervision of approved chiropractor.
2019 - Requires certain health care practitioners to disclose criminal and disciplinary history to patients. Includes podiatrists, dentists, medical doctors, chiropractors
INTRODUCED SENATE, No. 3521 | STATE OF NEW JERSEY | 218th LEGISLATURE
JUNE 2019 Relating to the use of post-criminal conduct in professional and occupational initial licensure decision making - creating a rational nexus requirement between prior criminal conduct and initial licensure decision making; providing criteria for boards and licensing authorities to determine whether a criminal conviction has a rational nexus to an occupation; removing offenses described as one of moral turpitude as a basis for license denial unless the underlying crime bears a rational nexus to the occupation requiring licensure, certification or registration; limiting licensure disqualification; authorizing persons to petition licensure boards for a determination as to whether a person’s criminal record precludes licensure
JUNE 2019 Waives initial occupational licensing fees for military and low income families (adjusted gross income below 130% of the federal poverty line)
Local lawmakers propose more protections for sexual assault victims of doctor
JUNE 2019 A group of Franklin County lawmakers wants to increase protections for sexual assault victims in Ohio. [...]
The legislation comes in wake of the conviction of Ryan Smith, a former Clintonville chiropractor. Smith faced allegations of sexual assault from 43 of his former patients. The statute of limitations had run out on several of the accusations, so he faced charges relating to 22 of the women, ranging between 14 and 74 years old. Smith pleaded no contest in January to 66 counts of sexual imposition and was sentenced to 180 days in jail, to be served over 60 consecutive weekends, plus five years of probation.
PROPOSED HB 279 to eliminate the spousal exceptions for certain sex offenses, to permit a person to testify against the person's spouse in a prosecution for any of those offenses, to eliminate the period of limitation for the criminal prosecution of a person for rape and for a civil action brought by a victim of conduct that would constitute rape.
PROPOSED HB 290 to prohibit unlawful sexual contact between health care professionals and patients and to revoke professional licenses for criminal misconduct.
With sweeping new law, Arizona aims to reset national standards for license portability
…the Arizona legislature and governor will make moving to Arizona a much easier process for licensed professionals who want to work there. The new law, taking effect September 1 , is the first of its kind in the nation. It is simple in concept but sweeping in effect.
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