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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
Policy Briefing

Federal Trade Commission Report Highlights Nurse Licensure Compact

Posted 9/25/2018
The FTC staff report focuses on ways to enhance license portability at the state level.
Policy Briefing

Student Loan Default and State Licensing Board Discipline

Posted 8/8/2018
NCSBN issues letter of support for a new bill, the Protecting JOBs Act, which would prevent states from disciplining licensees purely due to their failure to make student loan payments.
Policy Briefing

Occupational Licensing Reform Database

Posted 8/1/2018
The NCSBN Government Affairs staff is excited to give members a closer look at the key policy developments in Washington, DC that impact boards of nursing, state-based regulation, and NCSBN’s public policy goals.

2017 Environmental Scan

The 2017 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 2017.

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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