Psychiatric Aide Licensing
of 50 states and D.C.
for average burdens 1st is worst
for states licensed x average burdens 1st is worst
Change from 2017 to 2022, if any:
- Burden increased
- Burden decreased
- Mixed burden change
- New license
- Eliminated license
2022 Licensing Burden Rank
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DefinitionPsychiatric aides assist mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients and work under the direction of nursing and medical staff.
- No longer licensed by any state
Changes Since 2017
- License removed in Missouri, the last state with a license; none created
- All licensing requirements were eliminated
- Burden rank improved 88 spots and combined rank improved 4 spots, making the occupation both the least burdensome and the least widely and onerously licensed, because the last remaining license was eliminated
2022 Licensing Burden in Detail
Data Notes: 2022 data collected between February 3, 2020, and March 18, 2022. Fees include charges for application review and license issuance; exams; background checks, credit reports and fingerprinting; recovery fund contributions; third-party certification; and certain fees for training courses. Calendar days lost were estimated based on required education and experience; except for amounts smaller than one day, days lost are rounded to whole days and thus may not reflect very small changes between 2017 and 2022. Appendix A details methods for estimating days lost and calculating burden ranks. Complete data, including revised 2017 data, are available at https://ij.org/report/license-to-work-3/ltw3-data/.
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