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licensure

 [li´sen-shur]
the granting of a permit to perform acts which, without it, would be illegal. The licensure of health care personnel traditionally has been the responsibility of the state licensing boards, governed by licensing statutes enacted by the state.
individual licensure the granting of a legal permit that is personal and cannot be transferred to another. The individual seeking the licensure must meet standards for practice as established by the state licensing statutes. In most instances the initial license is granted upon successful completion of an examination administered by the state examining board of the specific profession or vocation, and annual re-registration is required to maintain the license.
institutional licensure licensure of an agency providing a particular service to the public. In the health field the licensure of health care agencies, such as hospitals and clinics, has been common practice for many years.

licensure

[lī′sənshoo͡r]
Etymology: L, licere, to be allowed
the granting of permission by a competent authority (usually a government agency) to an organization or individual to engage in a practice or activity that would otherwise be illegal. Kinds of licensure include the issuing of licenses for general hospitals or nursing homes, for health professionals such as physicians, and for the production or distribution of biological products. Licensure is usually granted on the basis of education and examination rather than performance. It is usually permanent, but a periodic fee, demonstration of competence, or continuing education may be required. Licensure may be revoked by the granting agency for incompetence, criminal acts, or other reasons stipulated in the rules governing the specific area of licensure. Compare certify.

licensure

The public or governmental regulation of health or other professions for voluntary private-sector programs that attest to the competency of an individual health care practitioner. See License. Cf Certification.

li·cen·sure

(līsĕn-shŭr)
Permission granted to a professional to practice within a jurisdiction.
[L. licentia, fr. licet, it is permitted, + -ure, noun suffix]

licensure

(lī´sənshər),
n the granting of permission by a competent authority (usually a government agency) to an organization or individual to engage in a practice or activity that would otherwise be illegal. Licensure is usually granted on the basis of education and examination rather than performance. It is usually permanent, but a periodic fee, demonstration of competence, or continuing education may be required. Licensure may be revoked by the granting agency for incompetence, criminal acts, or other reasons stipulated in the statutes or rules governing the specific area of licensure.
licensure, dental,
n the permission to practice dentistry in a specific geopolitical area, granted by a government agency.
licensure, dental hygiene,
n a form of regulation to protect the public from unqualified and unsafe practice. To be granted a license, an individual must state requirements by successfully completing a series of steps, such as graduating from an accredited dental program and passing national and regional exams.

licensure

the granting of a permit to perform acts which, without it, would be illegal. The licensure of veterinarians has traditionally been the responsibility of the state licensing boards, governed by licensing statutes enacted by the state.

individual licensure
the granting of a legal permit that is personal and cannot be transferred to another. The individual seeking the licensure must meet standards for practice as established by the state licensing statutes. In most instances the initial license is granted upon successful completion of an examination administered by the state examining board of the specific profession or vocation, and annual re-registration is required to maintain the license.
institutional licensure
licensure of an agency providing a particular service to the public. In veterinary services this is usually limited to organizations that provide animal welfare services or which are teaching institutions.