On May 17, 2021, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed legislation to allow behavior analysts to operate independently without oversight from a psychologist. The legislation, Senate Bill 103, creates a state Behavior Analysis Board to issue licenses, charge fees, conduct investigations of licensees, and impose discipline as needed on licensed individuals. The board will grant two-year licenses. These analysts aim to care for the 65,000 children in the state who have a diagnosis of autism. Currently, the state does not issue licenses to behavior analysts, even if the individual is certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc . . .