HB2522 SFAT Takubo 4-3

Johnson 7909


Senator Takubo moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. House Bill 2522--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated 30-7F-1, 30-7F-2, 30-7F-3, 30-7F-4, 30-7F-5, 30-7F-6, 30-7F-7, 30-7F-8, 30-7F-9, 30-7F-10 and 30-7F-11, all relating to the establishment and operation of an interstate compact for licensure of nurses; setting forth findings; setting forth the purposes for the compact; defining terms; establishing jurisdiction of the compact; providing eligibility requirements; requiring a nurse to designate a state of principal license; providing licensure requirements; establishing a licensure process; establishing application process; providing for fees; providing requirements for renewal of a license; providing for joint investigation of nurses by member boards; establishing the effect of disciplinary actions; creating the commission to administer the compact; setting forth commission composition; establishing the authority of the commission; providing immunity; establishing commission rule making authority; establishing licensure information system; providing for compact administrators; providing for judicial review; providing for state enforcement; providing the commission may intervene in proceedings; providing for legal enforcement of compact rules and provisions; providing for termination or withdrawal of a member state; providing for compact oversight and dispute resolution; setting forth provisions for resolution of disputes; establishing provisions for state eligibility; setting forth the circumstances under which the compact will become effective; providing for amending the compact; setting forth procedures for states to withdraw from the compact; providing process to amend the compact; and establishing provisions related to severability.