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      RS 37:44     


§44. State policy for promulgated occupational regulations

            For occupational regulations promulgated by occupational licensing boards, each of the following apply as policy of this state:

            (1) The increase of economic opportunities for all of its citizens by promoting competition and thereby encouraging innovation and job growth to the extent those values can be achieved without harm or threat of significant harm to public health, safety, or welfare.

            (2) Use of the least restrictive regulation necessary to protect consumers from present or potential harm that threatens public health, welfare, or safety.

            (3) Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed to restrict an occupational licensing board from requiring, as a condition of licensure or registration, that an individual's personal qualifications or entity's qualifications include obtaining or maintaining certification from an organization that credentials individuals in the relevant occupation, field, or industry.

            Acts 2018, No. 623, §1, eff. May 30, 2018.

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