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HAP Statement on New Interstate Nurse Pathway Solution

Harrisburg, PA (August 22, 2023)  The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) today applauded the Shapiro administration’s announcement of a new pathway for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses from other states to work in Pennsylvania. HAP President and CEO Nicole Stallings released the following statement:

“Today’s announcement is an important step to bringing more nurses to the bedside to care for Pennsylvanians. HAP thanks the Shapiro administration for its action on this initiative and its ongoing efforts to finalize Pennsylvania’s implementation of the Nurse Licensure Compact.

“This new pathway for nurses to work in Pennsylvania supports our broader effort to grow our health care workforce, helping hospitals to meet a growing need for care throughout the commonwealth. Pennsylvania’s hospital community is focused on a comprehensive strategy that will grow and support our dedicated health care teams, expand the training and education pipeline, and strengthen care in our communities.”

Background:  The Shapiro administration announced it will implement one component of the Nurse Licensure Compact starting September 5, 2023. This step means registered nurses and licensed practical nurses who hold multistate licenses from other compact member states/territories will be able to provide in-person and telehealth services to Pennsylvania patients.

State leaders continue to work with the Department of Justice and the FBI to resolve barriers to full implementation of the Nurse Licensure Compact.

About HAP:  HAP is a statewide membership services organization that represents 235 hospitals as well as the patients and communities they serve. Additional information about HAP is available online.

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