GATS Case Studies: Energy and Health Care
on Services and Energy each commissioned a working paper regarding
how the WTO proposals on domestic regulation could affect state
regulators. The Working Groups continue to solicit comments
from all interested parties regarding these case studies.
Impact of proposed GATS
rules on domestic regulation:
Case Studies from Energy and Health Care Services
Multi-State Working Group on Energy: Liquified Natural Gas Facility Siting.
This Working Group, convened by the National
Conference of State Legislatures, examined the
potential impact of GATS rules on state/local regulation of
siting for liquid natural gas facilities. California’s
laws and regulations are used as the case study.
Multi-State Working Group on Services: Qualification Requirements for Nurses.
The Services Working Group, convened by the
InterGovermental Policy Advisory Committee, looks
at how commitments proposed as part of the GATS “Domestic
Regulation” negotiations on licensing of professional
services could impact the ways in which states regulate the
profession of nursing so as to ensure high-quality standards
for health care personnel. California’s laws and qualification
standards are used as the case study.