NEW JERSEY REGISTER
VOLUME 38, ISSUE 17
ISSUE DATE: SEPTEMBER 5, 2006
LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
38 N.J.R. 3683(a)
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking
Board of Nursing
P.L. 2001, c. 340 Nurse Multistate Licensure Compact
Petitioner: Elizabeth A. Ryan, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, New Jersey
Take notice that on July 26, 2006, Elizabeth A. Ryan, on behalf of the New Jersey Hospital Association, petitioned the Board of Nursing (the Board) to propose regulations that would implement P.L. 2001, c. 340. Ms. Ryan pointed out that P.L. 2001, c. 340 was signed into law on January 5, 2002. This law allows New Jersey to enter into the Nurse Multistate Licensure Compact. The Board has not yet adopted regulations implementing the law and New Jersey is, therefore, not able to participate in the Compact. On March 2, 2004, the New Jersey Hospital Association sent a letter to the Board and the Division of Consumer Affairs requesting the proposal of regulations that would implement the Compact.
Ms. Ryan contended that the Compact, which allows nurses in participating states to practice in New Jersey, will help to fill nursing vacancies in healthcare facilities. According to Ms. Ryan, twenty States, including Delaware and Maryland, have implemented the Compact.
A copy of this notice has been mailed to the petitioner.