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Licensure when you're on the move: How licensure laws can affect your ability to relocate


The Licensure Corner has addressed many of the reasons for establishing and maintaining O&P state licensure, and the methods to achieve licensure as a measure to elevate consumer protection at the state level. Licensure sets the regulatory wheels in motion to influence the practice of O&P within a state's boarders. But what happens when practitioners wish to relocate across state lines or across the country? What considerations are there for facilities operating in states with O&P licensure who wish to recruit and hire new practitioners? The impact licensure has on practitioner mobility is not always positive, and in some cases can cause delay or even reconsideration if the barriers are too restrictive. This edition shines light on these issues as a result of existing state licensure regulation. Whether unforeseen consequences or not, as the law plays out over time, the effects are not always desirable, depending on your point of view.

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