AI Among Top 10 Challenges for State Leaders in 2024

Route Fifty listed AI as one of the top 10 challenges facing state government leaders in the new year. The Dec. 20 article cited impediments to implementation efforts, such as security concerns. Other challenges included AI-driven ransomware attacks. In addition, “the number of pilot projects and initiatives using generative AI, in particular, should accelerate next year.”

New York’s Occupational Licensing Ranking

The 2023 State Occupational Licensing Index ranks states by the number of licensed occupations. New York requires licensure in 165 of the 331 occupations examined, including licensing requirements for mold assessment consultants and dance therapists; New York remains one of only 2 states to require those licenses. In the 2023 SOLI, New York ranks 40th nationally—with 1st the most burdensome, according to the Knee Regulatory Research Center.

N.C. Licensing Law Helps Physicians on N.C. Military Bases

A new North Carolina law allows military relocation licenses for physician and physician assistant servicemembers and spouses. The Health and Human Services Workforce Act enables a state board to issue a military relocation license to a physician or physician assistant that meets five specific requirements, according to the Center Square; the first requirement, for example, specifies: is a service member of the United States Armed Forces or the spouse of a service member.

More State Regulatory News

Wash. State Department of Licensing Guides Residents Through Upcoming REAL ID Changes for Air Travel

Va. Department of Education Debuts New Licensure Website for Teachers

Complaints about Home Birth Midwives Languish Amid Md. Backlog

The Top 24 Security Predictions for 2024 (Part 1) GovTech

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