Mold is expected to be one of the hottest issues in state legislatures in 2003, according to the American Industrial Hygiene Association. California is moving forward with its task force report on how to regulate specifics of mold hazard assessment and cleanup, and AIHA expects nearly a dozen states to introduce some type of legislation addressing this issue.

Texas has already pre-filed legislation that would require licensing for individuals involved in mold inspection and remediation. Texas is considering an exemption from the licensing requirement for CIHs.