|December 1, 2020 09:32 AM
|Senator Lisa M. Boscola
|All Senate members
|Authorizing Pennsylvania to Join the Nurse Licensure Compact
|In the near future, I plan to reintroduce legislation which would authorize the Commonwealth to join the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). To date, 34 states are part of the NLC, which recognizes mutual agreement in the requirements of the professional licensure of nurses and reciprocity of license transfer between member states.
In 2016, Governor Wolf signed Act 112 into law which authorized the Commonwealth to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC). Similar to the NLC, the IMLC recognizes mutual agreement in the requirements for physician licensing, and provides the benefit of easier transfer of licenses from states within the compact.
Having one of the highest concentrations of older populations in the country, we need to continue to ensure that we foster the right opportunities for continued growth to meet the demands of those working in the health care industry.
This legislation was introduced as SB 655 in the 2019-20 Legislative Session. I invite you to join me in co-sponsoring this important legislation.
Introduced as SB115