Posted on: January 7, 2016, Posted in: Florida One Step Closer to Joining Nursing Compact
Florida might be the one of the next states to join the Nurse Licensure Compact which would allow Registered Nurses in Florida to practice across state lines through a streamlined process without additional licensure applications. A bill is set to move through the Florida Legislature in January to initiate the process.
The 46-page bill, filed by House Health Quality Chairman Cary Pigman of Avon Park, FL, includes the structure for a revised compact which would replace the existing compact and require approval from the other member states.
Twenty-five states currently are members in the Nurse Licensure Compact, which permits nurses to practice in both their home state and the other twenty-five compact states with one multistate license. Florida is not currently a member.
The Florida legislative session is set to begin Janurary 12, 2016.