Federal Court Dismisses Medical Certification Suit

A federal court in Philadelphia recently dismissed a complaint that challenged requirements for physicians seeking to maintain certification set by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The lawsuit, brought by a group of internal medicine specialty physicians, alleged that ABIM illegally “tied” certification and re-certification in violation of the antitrust laws.  It also alleged… Read more »

Certification Coalition Kicks Off Year Two

This month marks the start of year two for ASAE’s Professional Certification Coalition (PCC). Created by ASAE and the Institute for Credentialing Excellence – and with support from the Pillsbury law firm – the PCC informs policymakers about the importance of voluntary professional certification and helps uphold responsible standards to certify professionals in all lines… Read more »

PA Legislation Threatens Private Certification

ASAE is concerned that a bill introduced in the Pennsylvania House poses a threat to private certification. In its current form, House Bill 811 could inappropriately interfere with the right of many private credentialing organizations to adopt and enforce their own ethics codes and procedures. ASAE is also concerned that, depending on the reading of… Read more »

Webinar to Focus on Professional Certification Threats

ASAE and its Government Relations Section Council are hosting a free webinar Feb. 4 on the proliferation of state legislation that challenges voluntary professional credentialing programs run by associations. ASAE and the Professional Certification Coalition have had some success defeating or modifying occupational licensing reform bills in several states, but are still tracking similar bills… Read more »

Kasich Signs Amended Certification Bill in Ohio

Outgoing Ohio Governor John Kasich last Friday signed into law Senate Bill 255, which establishes a statewide policy on occupational regulations but was amended to address some concerns from the association community. ASAE commends the Professional Certification Commission (PCC) and some Ohio-based associations – in particular, the Ohio Society of Association Executives and the Ohio… Read more »