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Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

Concerning the enactment of the "Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact", and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2018 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact - appropriation. The act repeals the current "Nurse Licensure Compact" and adopts the "Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact".

The "Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact" makes the following changes to the "Nurse Licensure Compact":

  • Provides authority to each party state licensing board to obtain and submit criminal background checks for multistate nurse licensure candidates;
  • Allows the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators to adopt rules related to the compact; and
  • Specifies the procedure for states to enter, withdraw from, or amend the compact.

To implement this act, $336,009 is appropriated from the Colorado bureau of investigation identification unit fund to the department of public safety, $134,746 is appropriated from the division of professions and occupations cash fund to the department of regulatory agencies, and $93,773 is appropriated from reappropriated funds from the department of regulatory agencies to the department of law.

The repeal of the Nurse Licensure Compact as set forth in section 1 takes effect 180 days after January 18, 2018.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details