Analyze and comment on the role this professional licensing group plays in the creation of policy

It is suggested that you review the recommended articles to glean any helpful information. To begin you initial post, research one of the health profession licensing agencies in your state. Analyze and comment on the role this professional licensing group plays in the creation of policy within the profession as well as the impact those policies potentially have on the economics of health services. Then, specifically look at the composition of the licensing agency’s board of directors. Describe the present composition of the board membership. Evaluate the social-cultural issues that might influence health economics in your state based on the diversity of the board in question. Is the present composition a fair representation of the community the board is supposed to serve? What, if any, consumer representation exists on the board? Compare and contrast economic challenges and incentives among health care’s organizational models such as the licensing agency you have selected.

The licensing agency is Texas Dept of State Health Services

Recommended Resources

Lee, R. H. (2015). Economics for healthcare managers (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: Health Care Administration Press

Chapter 17: Regulation

Chapter 18: Behavioral Economics

Bowblis, J. R., & Lucas, J. A. (2012). The impact of state regulations on nursing home care practices. Journal of Regulatory Economics, 42(1), 52-72. doi: Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database.

This article assesses the effect of the minimum quality standards of deficiencies and nurse staffing requirements on the nursing home care practices of physical restraint, indwelling urinary catheter, and feeding tube use. National longitudinal data on nursing homes reveal that the effect of specific deficiency citations on care practice use depends on the clinical complementarity or substitutability of the deficiency and the specific care practice (Bowlbis & Lucas, 2012).


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The Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) plays a critical role in the creation of policies that regulate the health care system and professional licensure of practitioners and institutions like nurses, physicians and nursing homes respectively (Lee, 2015). State health services departments are involved,…………………………..


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