The Alliance submitted a letter of support to Paul J. Utke, the Chair of the Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee, for Senate Bill 2303.
The bill would adopt the Nurse Licensure Compact in the State of Minnesota. The Nurse Licensure Compact allows for the issuance of multistate licenses that allow nurses to practice in their home state and other compact states, without having to obtain additional licenses. This bill is critical because it allows for mutual recognition of state licenses between states participating in the compact.
One of the biggest barriers to telehealth becoming a regular patient and provider choice is the administrative burden caused by variation in licensure requirements from state to state. Alleviating such administrative burdens through establishing multistate compacts that have reciprocity and do not require additional licensing will help improve patient access to quality health care.
Read the full letter here and below: