As states explore ways to improve healthcare workforce shortages, Arizona lawmakers are considering healthcare compact initiatives as a possible solution.  Arizona is considering entering into the Social Work Licensure Compact and the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Compact. The Arizona House Committee on Health and Human Services met last month to discuss the compacts.  Senate … Read more

Senate Bill 1700, which would expand the authority of advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) to allow them to independently provide primary care services without the supervision of a physician, has been sitting in the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee awaiting action since mid-March.     Advocates for the bill, referred to as the … Read more

On March 20th, Maryland’s House voted 112-21 to pass HB 475, the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact Act. The act would enter Maryland into the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact (APRNC).     The APRNC allows advanced practice registered nurses to have a multistate license that would allow those with a license to practice in … Read more