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Impact of Federalist Government on State Boards of Nursing is a Course

Impact of Federalist Government on State Boards of Nursing

Sep 24, 2023 - Dec 1, 2023
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It is imperative for regulators to understand the intersection of state and federal laws, particularly how federal laws apply to state-level regulation. In The Impact of Federalist Government on State Agencies, Rebecca Fotsch, JD, Director of State Advocacy & Legislative Affairs at NCSBN, will guide you through how to analyze and determine the implications of federal laws on a regulatory body’s jurisdiction. In this course you will familiarize yourself with federal and state laws and interpret Supreme Court decisions, all culminating in a final analysis of the state impact of a recent federal law of your choosing.

Course Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the different ways federal and state laws relate to state level regulation by examining to roles of the federal government and state government as it relates to healthcare and licensing.
  • Discuss how federal laws have been interpreted to apply to state agencies by reading by studying the federal constitution and Supreme Court cases.
  • Analyze a recent federal law and apply the federal law to current state laws and regulations by illustrating how would affect the agency.

Competency Alignment

Policy Development and Political Savy, Strategic Thinking, Decisiveness, Influence and Negotiation, Envisioning

Course Information

Instructor(s): Rebecca Fotsch, JD
Course Dates: September 25- November 17
Delivery Method: Blended
Cost: $50 | Free for Members
Pathway: Public Policy & Legislation
Program Credit: 1
CEs: 19.2