li·​cen·​sure | \ ˈlī-sᵊn-shər How to pronounce licensure (audio) , -ˌshu̇r\

Definition of licensure

: the granting of licenses especially to practice a profession also : the state of being licensed

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The unidentified pathologist returned to work that October after completing a state licensure board-run support program, but was removed from the clinic again last fall. Washington Post, "VA launches investigation into impaired Arkansas pathologist," 18 June 2018 Onerous licensure laws that protect the jobs and pay scales of existing taxi drivers create barriers to entry for others who want to join their ranks. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, "Getting Around Is About to Get Harder for Minorities," 14 Aug. 2018 Alternative licensure pathways, including residency models of entering the teaching profession, have been a lifeline for finding and keeping rural teachers in the state. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "Teacher shortages are especially acute in rural areas. Here’s one solution in Colorado.," 18 May 2018 From a free-market perspective, the consequences of licensure requirements for ride-sharing are little different than similar requirements for barbers, cosmetologists, taxidermists, food-truck operators, florists and numerous other occupations. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, "Getting Around Is About to Get Harder for Minorities," 14 Aug. 2018 Patients at 25 Again must enroll for one year, at a cost of $2,388, which does not include lab tests, Bates testified at a four-day licensure board hearing in January. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "'25 Again' doctor’s license on the line in attack on hormone therapy," 14 June 2018 Mount Wachusetts officials said that 93 percent of students in the program passed their Registered Nurse licensure exam in 2017. John Laidler,, "Quincy College students can complete nursing degrees at Devens," 11 July 2018 The health agency’s licensure of Nature’s Way could shrink the number of available licenses, because six of the 10 licenses authorized under the 2017 law have already been doled out. Dara Kam,, "Judge urges state to grant medical-marijuana license to South Florida nursery," 18 June 2018 The school system could also seek a waiver from the licensure rules. James Vaznis,, "Interim schools chief ready to make ‘important moves’," 29 June 2018

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circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

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li·​cen·​sure | \ ˈlīs-ᵊn-shər, -ˌshu̇r How to pronounce licensure (audio) \

Medical Definition of licensure

1 : the state or condition of having a license granted by official or legal authority to perform medical acts and procedures not permitted by persons without such a license applicant must have RN licensure also : the granting of such licenses a state board of medical licensure
2 : approval of a drug or medical procedure by official or legal authority for use in the practice of medicine the licensure was based on the results of randomized clinical trials of the vaccine's protective efficacy— E. D. Shapiro et al


li·​cen·​sure | \ ˈlīs-ᵊn-shər, -ˌshu̇r How to pronounce licensure (audio) \

Legal Definition of licensure

: the granting of licenses especially to practice a profession also : the state of being licensed

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