Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)
The NLC increases access to care while maintaining public protection at the state level. Under the NLC, nurses can practice in other NLC states, without having to obtain additional licenses.
PONL's Position - Support
Review PONL's position statement in support of Pennsylvania becoming part of the NLC.
Press Releases - PONL Supports NLC:
Two legislations have been introduced into the Pennsylvania legislature regarding mandatory nurse staffing ratios that could negatively affect the way we staff our units and run our hospitals.
We encourage you to write to your State Representative and State Senator urging them to oppose HB 867 and SB 450. Follow these steps to download the appropriate materials to contact your elected officials.
Full Practice Authority
Violence in the Workplace/No Last Name on BadgesAssault Against Healthcare Workers - Proposed Legislation (SB 351) Omitting Last Name on Name Badge - Proposed Legislation (SB 842)
This legislation has passed!
Act 51 and Act 54 of 2020 signed into legislation July 1, 2020, and takes effect after 60 days.
This is GREAT news! PONL was instrumental in moving these two pieces of legislation forward.