With Gov. Susana Martinez's October 3 Executive Order, New Mexico has now solidly joined the de-licensing revolution. Martinez's EO contains several provisions that should all sound familiar to JLF readers.
What if state law allowed North Carolinians to choose a service professional licensed in another state, if they provided evidence they knew going in that the professional wasn't licensed in North Carolina?
Once again, enforcing occupational licensing in North Carolina makes national news, and once again, it's embarrassing. Some common sense has returned, but the licensing board may still choose to issue sanctions.
This is an outcome civil society should encourage. And one of the best ways for them to do so is to find work. Unfortunately, for too many professions, especially in North Carolina, it's an outcome that occupational licensing boards have made unreasonably difficult.
From Sy Mukherjee at Fortune comes the tale of an interesting study and approach to reducing the prescribing of addictive opioids: write a letter. “A simple letter, supportive in tone, to inform clinicians of a scheduled drug harm to their patient resulted in fewer subsequent opioids dispensed by those…