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February 25, 2016

PRSA Member Lisa Arledge Powell Discusses Implications of JCOPE Decision on Ragan's Healthcare Communication News

Earlier this year New York State’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) passed regulations that require PR consultants to provide information on their relationships and interaction with the media and government officials in the state of New York, just as lobbyists do. PRSA member and Section leader Lisa Arledge Powell discussed the far-reaching implications of the decision in an article published on Ragan's Healthcare Communication News on February 25, 2016 entitled "Shockwaves abound as new regs classify PR as lobbying."

In addition to sharing PRSA's definition of public relations and its official statement regarding the JCOPE decision, Powell said, "Most PR practitioners strive to work ethically with all interested parties—including journalists— to connect information to the appropriate audiences. While the scope of public relations is wide, the majority of folks working in PR are not working on activities designed to influence public officials and legislation."

Read the full article on Ragan's Healthcare Communication News. 
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