Assess facilitators and barriers to interjurisdictional practice: Practice across professions and borders


Speaker Kim Madsen, executive director of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, discussed the challenges and benefits of a composite board and California’s proposal to improve license portability. She shared ways to initiate conversations with stakeholders to develop a framework that improves license portability but does not compromise consumer protection or practice standards. Lynn Labrecque King, executive director and registrar of the Alberta College of Social Workers, discussed challenges encountered by the Canadian Council of Social Work Regulators to respond to the CFTA as the organization works toward national collaboration. She shared what were key ingredients toward agreements for facilitating interjurisdictional practice, including illustrations of activities that served to build bridges.