August 22, 2019

First Bill of 2018 Legislative Session Signed on Thursday

On Thursday, January 18, 2018, the governor signed into law the first bill of the 2018 Legislative Session. SB 18-027, “Concerning the Enactment of the ‘Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact’, and, in Connection Therewith, Making an Appropriation,” sponsored by Sens. Nancy Todd & Jim Smallwood and Reps. Hugh McKean & Tracy Kraft-Tharp, makes several changes to the former “Nurse Licensure Compact.” These changes include providing authority to each party state licensing board to obtain and submit criminal background checks for multistate nurse licensure candidates; allowing the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators to adopt rules related to the compact; and specifying the procedure for states to enter, withdraw from, or amend the compact. The full text of the bill is available here.

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