Health care policies enacted at the state level provide respiratory therapists with the opportunity to participate firsthand in the policy making process. As the late Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill said, “All politics is local.”
To find information on an array of state facts, policies, laws, legislation, etc is to start with the state’s own website. To find this gateway do the following, an insert your state’s two letter abbreviation in the spot indicated: http://www.state.(insert 2 letter abbreviation).us. As an example the state website for Alabama would be http://www.state.al.us
Links to state government information can be found on the National Council of State Legislatures.
Another excellent source of information regarding state policies and direct links to the Governors Offices is found on the website for the National Governor’s Association.