Telehealth Licensure Compact for Nurses Gets the Green Light

Nurses in 26 states will soon be able to practice telehealth in multiple states under one license.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed legislation last week making his state the 26th to join the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), triggering enactment of a compact that allows registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/VNs) to have one multistate license, with the ability to practice in person or via telehealth in both their home state and other eNLC states.

Judy Huntington, MN, RN, the WSNA’s executive director, said license jurisdiction should lie with the state where the nurse is located, rather than where the patient is located.


MHEALTH INTELLIGENCE: Telehealth Licensure Compact for Nurses Gets the Green Light (7/24/17)