Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact - appropriation. The act repeals the current "Nurse Licensure Compact" and adopts the "Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact".
The "Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact" makes the following changes to the "Nurse Licensure Compact":
- Provides authority to each party state licensing board to obtain and submit criminal background checks for multistate nurse licensure candidates;
- Allows the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators to adopt rules related to the compact; and
- Specifies the procedure for states to enter, withdraw from, or amend the compact.
To implement this act, $336,009 is appropriated from the Colorado bureau of investigation identification unit fund to the department of public safety, $134,746 is appropriated from the division of professions and occupations cash fund to the department of regulatory agencies, and $93,773 is appropriated from reappropriated funds from the department of regulatory agencies to the department of law.
The repeal of the Nurse Licensure Compact as set forth in section 1 takes effect 180 days after January 18, 2018.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)