HARRISBURG – A bill has been introduced that would create a licensing process for professionals to practice the science of applied behavior analysis. House Bill 19 would not only help to retain skilled professionals in PA, but also give patients and families peace of mind knowing that providers have met stringent academic and training requirements. Behavior analysts provide care to children and adults, including those diagnosed with autism, post-traumatic stress disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, or emotional and behavioral disorders. Thirty-one states offer licensing for board-certified behavior analysts. House Bill 19 is before the state House Professional Licensure Committee.