State CIOs Share Use Cases for Generative AI
At the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ annual conference state CIOs shared some of their use cases for generative artificial intelligence. Colorado deputy CIO Julia Richman, for example, shared three use cases for her state, including downloading and reposting PDFs in more accessible formats, according to StateScoop, on October 11. Other CIOs sharing use cases included those from: Utah, Georgia, South Dakota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, California and Nevada. Some states, however, must pursue other projects before starting AI; according to StateScoop, “some state CIOs said they’re too busy updating their outdated enterprise IT systems to even begin thinking about adoption.”
Calif. Creates RN License for Retired Nurses
Amid a nursing shortage, California created a license for retired nurses. The legislation signed October 8 by California Gov. Gavin Newsom allows them to volunteer and provide limited nursing services, according to Beckers Hospital Review. In addition, the bill exempts a retired licensee from continuing education requirements. The California Board of Registered Nursing plans to allot the license to those retired nurses who hold unrestricted licenses.
N.D. State Occupational Licensing Index
In the 2023 State Occupational Licensing Index from the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation, North Dakota ranks 18th nationally (with 1st the most burdensome). North Dakota makes it illegal to work in 186 of the 331 occupations examined—40 more than Kansas, the state with the fewest legal barriers to work. Among the 186 occupations that North Dakota establishes minimum entry requirements to start working, nine occupations require licensure in 20 states or fewer nationally; those occupations include diagnostic medical sonographers, septic system servicers and music therapists.