Regulatory Compliance and Quality Programs

Below is an article by Freer and Fiene (in press) to be published in the Journal of Regulatory Science this month that describes the need to balance regulatory compliance and quality addressing the constraints and opportunities for integration. It provides a unique perspective on how to develop this delicate balancing act.

Management systems for regulatory compliance and quality programs are examined in this paper from the standpoint of their potential integration and in terms of the concept of a process. The paper identifies five common drags on management system optimization and outlines a scoring system that organizations may use to evaluate their management systems for potential adoption of an integrated process-based program.

About Dr Fiene

Dr. Rick Fiene has spent his professional career in improving the quality of child care in various states, nationally, and internationally. He has done extensive research and publishing on the key components in improving child care quality through an early childhood program quality indicator model of training, technical assistance, quality rating & improvement systems, professional development, mentoring, licensing, risk assessment, differential program monitoring, and accreditation. Dr. Fiene is a retired professor of human development & psychology (Penn State University) where he was department head and director of the Capital Area Early Childhood Research and Training Institute.
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