The wave of social issues that impact regulation

1 CE credit


Denise Capaci and Endsley Real, REAL Committee


The breakout sessions offer attendees the opportunity to leverage the collective experience of other regulators to examine how current social issues affect regulatory processes and result in change. The regulators leading each discussion topic will share specific examples of how their jurisdictions responded to the issues and engage participants in exploring alternatives for action in their own jurisdictions.


  1. Changes in the scope of social work practice based on current crises
    Discussion leads: Endsley Real (GA) and Brian Carnahan (OH)
  2. Pressure to exempt or remove licensing/registration exemptions
    Discussion leads: Lise Betteridge (ON), Mary Weaver (MN), and
    Roxroy Reid (NM)

Learning Objectives

After completing this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify a specific social issue that resulted in changes to regulation and/or a board process.
  2. Identify strategies that regulators can use to bring a public protection perspective to their responses to social change.
  3. Define the regulatory and procedural options available to boards faced with challenging social issues.


Download Brian Carnahan's presentation

Download Lise Betteridge's presentation

Download Roxroy Reid's presentation


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