Legislation

H.1188 An Act relative to nurse licensure compact in Massachusetts

Type:  Nursing 

This legislation authorizes Massachusetts to join the list of 20+ states that have adopted the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). The NLC abides by a mutual recognition model of nurse licensure that allows a nurse to have one license in his/her state of residency and to practice in other states, subject to each state's practice law and regulation. This bill enhances the state’s efforts to respond to the changing landscape of health care delivery, permits qualified nurses to care for patients across the health care continuum, allows for better emergency preparedness and more rapid staff response in times of disaster