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)