Office of Regulatory Reinvention http://michiganradio.org en Michigan could eliminate state oversight of 18 occupations, and 9 boards http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-could-eliminate-state-oversight-18-occupations-and-9-boards <p>It could be welcome news for all the ocularists, auctioneers, and acupuncturists out there.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35738-275942--,00.html">Michigan&#39;s Office of Regulatory Reinvention</a> (yes, the agency was <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/documents/snyder/2011-5_346312_7.pdf">created by Gov. Snyder</a>) has issued a report proposing the state should drop oversight of 18 occupations, and get rid of nine &quot;occupational boards,&quot; while increasing inspection fees for ski resorts and carnivals.</p><p>More from the ORR&#39;s press release:</p><blockquote><p><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">&quot;According to a 2007 study, Michigan is the sixth most heavily-regulated state with respect to occupational licensing. This study found that for each occupation that a state regulated, that occupation would experience a decrease in the rate of job growth by 20 percent on average,&quot; said Steven H. Hilfinger, Chief Regulatory Officer and LARA Director. &quot;Occupational regulations, while in many cases necessary to protect consumers and public health, operate as a barrier to entry into a given profession. This inhibits entrepreneurship and restricts competition, leading to increased costs and decreased levels of service for consumers.&quot;</font></font></p></blockquote><p>Even though two of the boards they suggest cutting are <font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">the Carnival Amusement Safety Board and the Ski</font></font><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"> Area Safety Board, state officials say inspections for these operations should continue:</font></font></p><blockquote><p><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">While the ORR recommends abolishing the Carnival Amusement Safety Board, the ORR recommends the licensing and inspections should continue and fees should be increased to be sufficient to cover administrative costs of regulation. Similarly, the ORR recommends that Ski Area Safety licensing and inspections should continue and fees should be increased to be sufficient to cover administrative costs.</font></font></p></blockquote><p>Here&#39;s a list of the occupations officials recommended deregulating and the boards they recommend be cut:</p><p><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">The 18 occupations recommended for deregulation are:</font> </font></p><ul style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0in"><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Acupuncturist</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Auctioneers</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Community Planner</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Consumer Finance Services</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Dieticians &amp; Nutritionists</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Forensic Polygraph Examiner</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Forester</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Immigration Clerical Assistant</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Insurance Solicitor</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Interior Designer</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Landscape Architect</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Ocularist</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Professional Employer Organizations</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Proprietary School Solicitors</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Respiratory Care</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Security Alarm Contractors</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Speech Pathologist</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Vehicle Protection Product Warrantor</font> </font></li></ul><p><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">The 9 occupational boards recommended for elimination are:</font></font></p><ul style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Board of Acupuncture</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Board of Auctioneers</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Board of Carnivals &amp; Amusement Rides</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Board of Dietetics &amp; Nutrition</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Board of Occupational Therapy</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Board of Respiratory Care</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Board of Speech Language Pathology</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Osteopathic Medicine Advisory Board</font></font></li><li><font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><font color="black" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1">Ski Area Safety Board</font></font></li></ul><p>The Office of Regulatory Reinvention was created in February 2011 within&nbsp; the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.</p><p>It&#39;s charged with overseeing current and proposed rules and regulations in the state and with &quot;creating a regulatory environment and regulatory processes that are fair, efficient, and conducive to business growth and job creation.&quot;</p><p>On its website, the ORR boasts a &quot;net reduction&quot; of 363 rules in the state since April 23, 2011.<br />&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:39:04 +0000 Mark Brush 7053 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan could eliminate state oversight of 18 occupations, and 9 boards