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Policy Briefing

Student Loan Default and State Licensing Board Discipline

Posted 3/4/2019
NCSBN issues letter of support for the Protecting JOBs Act, which would prevent states from disciplining licensees purely due to their failure to make student loan payments.
Policy Briefing

White House Health Care Report Addresses Scope of Practice, Worker Mobility, and Telehealth

Posted 1/10/2019
On December 3, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Labor released a report entitled, Reforming America’s Healthcare System through Choice and Competition.
Policy Briefing

Legislation Addressing Opioid Epidemic Becomes Law

Posted 10/8/2018
The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act expands treatment options for patients with substance use disorder by allowing greater access to APRN delivered care and telehealth services

2019 Environmental Scan

The 2019 NCSBN Environmental Scan represents a systematic and continuous effort to search for information about how nursing is evolving, and what that means for the future of nursing regulation. A variety of sources have been used to compile this document. Of course, this publication represents a mere snapshot in time of the world around us - both inside and outside of nursing regulation. It was distributed as a supplement to the Journal of Nursing Regulation in January 2019.

Good Morning Members

Good Morning Members is a semi-weekly policy briefing containing important news and information in a shortened format designed to keep members current.

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