Nurse Licensure Compact Bill Reintroduced in 2021-2022 Session

Rep. Mary Whiteford (R-Casco Township) recently reintroduced legislation that would allow Michigan to join the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). House Bill 4046 was sent to the House Health Policy Committee for consideration in the 2021-2022 legislative session. A similar bill, House Bill 4042, passed both chambers of the Michigan Legislature during the last session and was sent to the governor, who vetoed the bill Dec. 30. The veto letter discusses her opposition to signing the NLC. The MHA continues to support the NLC to ensure healthcare access for all patients in Michigan. Members with questions should contact Adam Carlson at the MHA.