Objecting Agencies Slow Concealed-Carry Licenses in Ill.
An appointee to Illinois’ Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board claimed Oct. 26 that licenses are often delayed because agencies making objections fail to provide adequate documentation. According to The Center Square, attorney Joseph Duffy was asked to explain the state’s license backlog during a meeting of the Senate Executive Appointments Committee. He said that agencies that object to license applications often fail to provide adequate supporting documentation, requiring the review board to request it and adding “considerable delay” to the process. On average, applications take roughly 50 percent longer to process than expected.
Reps. Take Aim at Appraiser Qualification Requirements
Three members of Congress have asked the acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency to reassess educational and professional standards for appraisers. In a Nov. 4 letter sent to Sandra Thompson, the three Republicans argue that the number of appraisers nationwide has declined by as much as 25% over the past 12 years even as the demand for their services has increased. They urge Thompson to use her position to propose a comprehensive reform of the appraisal process. Signing the letter are Reps. Tom Emmer, of Minnesota, William Timmons, of South Carolina, and Alexander Mooney, of West Virginia.
Okla. Man Nabbed for Practicing Dentistry Without a License
An Oklahoma man who went to dental school for only three days was charged on Nov. 5 for practicing dentistry without a license. According to The Charlotte Observer, Mansoor Magbool Bhatti treated dozens of patients at his office in Broken Arrow for over a year. The Oklahoma Board of Dentistry received a tip in June from a patient whose insurance provider could find no record of Bhatti. Bhatti attended dental school at the University of Tennessee for only three days.
Ariz. Nurse Anesthetist Sued after Two Deaths in One Year
After two deaths within one year, an Arizona nurse anesthetist is facing multiple lawsuits, according to ABC15 News. Tory Richmond is accused of medical negligence in the wrongful death cases of a woman who died from lack of oxygen to the brain and a man whose mouth caught on fire during an oral surgery. The Arizona Board of Nursing determined that there was insufficient evidence to support direct disciplinary action and filed a letter of concern. The lawsuits have been brought by surviving family members.
La. Cosmetology Board Requires Testing for Textured Hair
The Louisiana Board of Cosmetology voted on Nov. 1 to require licensing exams to include a section on cutting textured hair. According to KATC3 News, textured hair is typically wavy or kinky, and some stylists avoid working with it because they don’t know how to style it. The resolution will be implemented in June 2022.