SB 237 Adopts the Nurse Licensure Compact
Sponsor: Lembke
LR Number: 1212S.05P Fiscal Note: 1212-05
Committee: Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families
Last Action: 4/22/2009 - Voted Do Pass H Special Standing Committee on Professional Registration and Licensing Committee Journal Page:
Title: SCS SBs 237 & 137 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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SCS/SBs 237 & 137 - This act creates a multistate nursing licensure compact for registered nurses and licensed practical/vocational nurses. This compact allows licensed registered nurses and licensed practical/vocational nurses to practice nursing in states which participate in the nurse licensure compact. All states wishing to participate in the compact must adopt articles of authorization listed by the act:

ARTICLE I - Finding and Declaration of Purpose;

ARTICLE II - Definitions;

ARTICLE III - General Provisions and Jurisdiction;

ARTICLE IV - Applications for Licensure in a Party State;

ARTICLE V - Adverse Actions;

ARTICLE VI - Additional Authorities Invested in Party State Nurse Licensing Boards;

ARTICLE VII - Coordinated Licensure Information Systems;

ARTICLE VIII - Compact Administration and Interchange of Information;

ARTICLE IX - Immunity;

ARTICLE X - Entry into Force, Withdrawal and Amendment; and

ARTICLE XI - Construction and Severability.

This compact does not relieve employers from complying with statutorily imposed obligations and does not supercede existing state labor laws.

This act is similar to SB 664 (2006), HB 556 (2005), and provisions of CCS/HCS/SB 296.

EMILY KALMER