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Gov. Markell creates professional regulatory review committee

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Gov. Jack  Markell today signed an executive order establishing a state Professional Licensing Review Committee. The committee will be made up of representatives from a variety of backgrounds, including heads of executive agencies, members of the General Assembly, community advocates and members of Delaware’s regulated professions.

The Committee is charged with conducting a comprehensive analysis of the composition, State oversight and licensing requirements of all commissions, boards and agencies that are regulated by the Delaware Division of Professional Regulation. After conducting its review, the Committee will issue a report to the Governor and the General Assembly by Oct. 14, 2016.

The report will include:
• Recommendations for legislative or regulatory action that will remove any unnecessary or overly burdensome licensing or certification requirements;
• An examination of the relative burdens of licensing and certification requirements of regulated professions in Delaware as compared to those in neighboring states;
• Recommendations as to whether Delaware’s current system of professional regulation could or should be replaced by an alternative methodology; and
• Recommendations as to the process by which the State considers proposed regulatory or legislative changes that would either add a new profession to the list of regulated professions or increase the licensure or certification requirements for existing regulated professions.

Executive Order 60 is posted online HERE.

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