June 27, 2024

New Dog Importation Regulations Will Take Effect August 1

For individuals seeking to bring dogs into the United States, the process may soon involve more documentation and restrictions, as new regulations enacted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) take effect on August 1, 2024. These regulations will replace the temporary suspension on the importation of dogs from high-risk rabies areas, which the CDC implemented in July 2021. Read on to learn what pet owners and pet care providers need to know about the new dog importation […]
February 8, 2024

New Laws and Regulations Businesses Should Know About in 2024

The beginning of each new year tends to usher in a wave of new state and federal laws and regulations impacting businesses in several different industries. For small and medium-sized businesses in particular, it’s crucial to pay attention to how these items of legislation could potentially affect operations. At IBPSA, a key part of our mission is to provide legislative support for businesses in the pet care services industry. As we monitor the latest legal news affecting businesses across the […]
January 3, 2024

IBPSA Joins Coalition Advocating for Expansion of 529 Savings Plans

If enacted, proposed legislation would allow 529 plans to be used for postsecondary skills training and credentialing, such as IBPSA’s certification programs. For American families seeking to set aside funds for their children’s future education expenses, investment accounts known as 529 plans offer a multi-beneficial option. However, these plans are currently subject to a significant limitation: they do not cover expenses related to postsecondary credentials and skills training, such as government-issued licenses, nongovernmental certifications, registrations, and other specializations. Fortunately, a […]