House Floor Passes NLC Bill!

Posted over 2 years ago

Cheers! A Win for Nurses!

House Floor Passes NLC Bill

Earlier this morning at 10:30 am, Wednesday, February 26, 2020, ANA-Michigan President Carole Stacy testified in the House Ways & Means Standing Committee in support of the legislation that would join Michigan with 34 other states to be part of the enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC). 
Shortly after her articulate testimony, the bill was favorably passed out of committee on a party-line vote. The bill then headed immediately to the House floor for a session at 1:30 pm where the bill was just passed minutes ago by the house.
State Representative Mary Whiteford has been a key champion for this bill, and we are so grateful for her dedication. ANA-Michigan is also thankful for the support from the other representatives and organizations. 
You can view the policy position by clicking here. 

What is the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact?

“The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) increases access to care, protects patient safety, and reduces costs while supporting state-of-the-art health care delivery – for today and in the future. The NLC allows for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/VNs) to have one multistate license, with the privilege to practice in their home state and other NLC states without obtaining additional licenses.”
To view the bill, click here.
To learn more about the NLC, click here.

Carole Stacy, ANA-Michigan Board of Directors President delivered a testimony today in favor of the NLC Bill. Deb Drick, the Legislative/Policy Services Aid for State Representative Mary Whiteford, as well as Monika Miner, Government and Legislative Adviser were also in attendance, advocating for the passage of the NLC Bill.