The bill 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.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)