The granting of permission by an official agency of a State, the District of Columbia, or a Commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States to provide healthcare independently in a specified discipline in that jurisdiction. It includes, in the case of such care furnished in a foreign country by any person who is not a national of the United States, a grant of permission by an official agency of that foreign country for that person to provide healthcare independently in a specified discipline.
A state or federal regulatory system for service providers to protect the public health and welfare. Licensure of healthcare professionals and hospitals are examples.
The process by which an agency of government (usually state government) grants permission to an individual or organization to engage in a given occupation or business based upon finding that the applicant has attained the competency required to ensure that the public health, safety and welfare will be reasonably well protected.
A process by which a governmental authority grants permission to an individual practitioner or healthcare organization to operate or to engage in an occupation or profession.
The process of granting a license.
Refers to approval of an individual to practice a profession once minimal requirements are met. Licensure usually is obtained through examination or graduation from an accredited institution. In some countries, a period of practical experience also may be required. (See also certification, registration.)
A legal right granted by a government agency in compliance with a statute governing an occupation (such as medicine or nursing) or the operation of an activity (such as in a long term care facility).
the process by which an agency or government grants permission to an individual to engage in a given occupation upon finding that the applicant has attained the minimal degree of competency necessary to ensure that the public health, safety, and welfare are reasonably well protected.
This term is somewhat confusing in that it is used both for the medical license all physicians must have from a state to practice medicine and also for the authority granted to a facility by the NRC or Agreement State to use medical isotopes. To be licensed to use nuclear materials or operate a facility that uses nuclear materials, an entity or individual submits an application to the NRC or the appropriate governmental agency within an Agreement State. The staff reviews this information, using standard review plans to ensure that the applicant's assumptions are technically correct and that the environment will not be adversely affected by a nuclear operation or facility.
Procedures for determining eligibility, granting licences, and protecting the public with respect to the practice of the trade or profession requiring a licence. Licensure denotes to the public that the person who has been granted the licence has the competence needed to provide for the public's protection.
The most restrictive form of credentialing where a governmental agency or representative grants individuals who have successfully completed the required assessment process the authority to practice in a profession or use a particular title. Certifications offered by Software Certifications do not entail or imply any licensure capability.
Licensure refers to the granting of a license (in the US and Canada, whilst, elsewhere the term registration is used), usually to work in a particular profession or obtain a priveledge such as drive a car or truck. Many priveledges and professions require a license from the government (generally the state government) in order to ensure that the public will not be harmed by the incompetence of the practitioners. Doctors, nurses, lawyers, psychologists, and public accountants are some examples of professions that require licensure.