Here’s how one organization (for whom policymaking is currently on fire in the states) moved from managing a handful of pieces of legislation at state level four years ago, to keeping on top of 1,400 different bills and 500 regulations, in all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Without missing anything of importance.
And it’s all done by ONE policy director.
Katie Duensing is the assistant director for legislative and regulatory affairs at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management.
Like many busy policy directors, a huge part of her job is juggling federal and state tracking for which she has CQ’s StateTrack to see what’s going on with her issue.
But four years ago pain management, and patient access to it, wasn’t yet treated as a legislative and regulatory issue of top priority in the states.
Then came awareness of the opioid crisis.