I wonder could we as Home inspectors with the government help set up a Proper group to manage the industry our selves having nothing to do with any association.
( this way all associations can keep there name and group and have nothing to do managing licensing ??? )
This has been done by other groups I think.
Regulation exists in almost all areas of human activity including the environment, construction, hiring policy, health and safety standards, information disclosure, product pricing, wage levels, and hours worked. For most of the 20th century, government designed, administered and enforced formal rules, although private actors have typically played some role in this process.1 However, direct state regulation has long been criticized as inflexible, excessively expensive, inadequately designed, poorly enforced and vulnerable to special interests. The past decade has witnessed numerous governments re-evaluate their regulatory strategy.2
This paper examines one aspect of these efforts at regulatory reform - the increasing use of various forms of self-regulation by industry. Self-regulation takes a variety of forms including voluntary codes of conduct developed by industry,
self-regulatory bodies whose powers are granted by statute (such as for doctors, lawyers and accountants) and delegated regulatory powers where regulations are administered by an industrial organization.
3 Proponents of self-regulation claim that it brings a range of advantages over traditional forms of regulation. These advantages include leveraging the information and resources of industry, higher
1 J. Freeman,