Health Professions Regulation in the US: What Are the Issues?


  • Elizabeth Carter, PhD

    Director, DHP Healthcare Workforce Data Center and
    Executive Director, Virginia Board of Health Professions

  • Jean Moore DrPH, MSN, FAAN

    Director, Center for Health Workforce Studies, School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY


Policy, Scope of Practice (SOP)


In the US, the primary responsibility for health professions regulation falls to states. There is concern that this approach is not well-suited to respond to the workforce challenges faced in a health care delivery system that is undergoing rapid transformation. This webinar describes the aspects of health professions regulation that constrain effective and efficient use of the health workforce and offer recommendations to strengthen scope of practice decision-making. Also discusses an innovative approach used in Virginia to address proposed scope of practice expansions.


1 hour

Event Date

March 12, 2014