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Nurse Compact Legislative Alert-Contact Governor Dayton

Tuesday, April 24, 2018   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Susan Stout
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The time has come for nurses in Minnesota who support the Nurse Licensure Compact to let Governor Dayton know of their support (HF3848). The Governor is threatening to veto this legislation and he needs to hear directly from nurses who support the bill.

What does the Nurse Licensure Compact bill do? It seeks to enroll Minnesota in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact. There are currently 31 states enrolled in this compact that recognize the RN license in every state in the compact. This compact has been compared with a driver’s license which allows a driver to be issued a license in their home state and allows the driver to drive in other states provided they follow the driving laws in that state. This will make it easier for interstate practice to occur and for nurses who practice in telehealth settings to be able to practice without holding individual licenses in multiple states. Patient safety is safeguarded by the compact because nurses working under a compact license cannot practice in another state if there is a restriction on their license from any state.

What you need to do? Contact Governor Dayton today by sending a message electronically from this link: https://mn.gov/governor/contact-us/form/ 

The message is a simple one: I am a registered nurse. I am asking the Governor to support the Nurse Licensure Compact. This compact will be helpful because it will allow nurses to practice telehealth across state lines without the added costs and barrier of securing separate licenses in each state. Patient safety is safeguarded by the compact and nursing practice in Minnesota is still dictated by Minnesota law.

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Jamie Commerford says...
Posted Thursday, April 26, 2018
I am a registered nurse. I am asking the Governor to support the Nurse Licensure Compact. This compact will be helpful because it will allow nurses to practice telehealth across state lines without the added costs and barrier of securing separate licenses in each state. Patient safety is safeguarded by the compact and nursing practice in Minnesota is still dictated by Minnesota law.