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Title: EMPLOYER UPDATE: 2006


1
EMPLOYER UPDATE 2006
  • New Hampshire Board of Nursing
  • October 2006

2
NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT
  • Allows a nurse to have one license
  • Nurse maintains a home state based on legal
    residence
  • Nurse can practice in other compact states as
    long as license is in good standing

3
What states are in the licensure compact? (Oct.
2006)
4
States in the Nurse Licensure Compact (as of
October 2006 in addition to NH)
  • New Mexico North Carolina North Dakota South
    Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah
    Virginia Wisconsin
  • Arizona Arkansas Delaware Idaho Iowa Maine Marylan
    d Mississippi Nebraska New Jersey, Kentucky, and
    Colorado signed by the Governor

5
Compact rules that affect employers
  • Nurse must declare one legal residence
  • If a nurse maintains a multi-state license in a
    compact state, the nurse can work in NH
  • If a nurse moves out of a compact state, the
    multi-state license becomes invalid in 30 days
  • If a nurse moves into a compact state from
    another compact state (has a multi-state license
    from that state) s/he has 30 days to obtain a
    license in the new state
  • Multi-state licenses are only issued if the
    license is in good standing

6
Legal Address
  • Definition
  • PO Box is not acceptable, we must have legal
    street address.
  • Validation
  • Tax return address
  • Drivers license
  • Military documents

7
Single-state vs. multi-state privileges
  • Most nurses who have legal residence in compact
    states are issued multi-state license
  • Allows individual to practice in any compact
    state
  • Single-state privileges given for
  • comparable education,
  • Canadian exam,
  • discipline, Road to Recovery

8
Verifying a license from the board web site
  • On-line verification
  • Available 24 7
  • Updated in real time
  • Considered a reliable, valid true license
  • Can be printed
  • NH does not indicate multi-state privileges/
    single state privileges - some states do

9
On-line verification NH
  • Person Information Name Judith Ann Evans
  • License Information License No013445-21
  • Profession Nursing
  • License Type Registered Nurse
  • License Status Active
  • Issue Date 8/28/1968
  • Expiration Date 3/14/2007
  • Discipline Information No Discipline Information 

10
On-Line Verification - Maine
  • License Number R031578
  • First Name Barbara
  • Middle Name A
  • Last Name Johnson
  • City York
  • State/Province ME
  • License Status Active
  • Compact Status Multi-State Privilege
  • Issue Date 12/10/1984
  • Expiration Date 06/10/2007
  • Discipline No
  • License Type RN
  • Specialty Not Applicable

11
To access other Boards of Nursing web sites
  • www.ncsbn.org
  • Boards of Nursing

12
NURSYS verification
  • All compact states post license information on
    NURSYS
  • Discipline information from licensees in all
    states posted on NURSYS
  • Employers must verify license on NURSYS
  • Go to NURSYS.com

13
PAPER IS GONE!
  • As of December 1, 2006, NH will not issue paper
    licenses!
  • License verification must be done through on-line
    system
  • Renewal applications will NOT be mailed
    automatically
  • Renewal post card will be sent licensee may
    request paper application

14
Renewal Postcard
15
License Applications On-line
  • Renewals will be on line
  • New applications will be on line
  • Paper applications will be available
  • Only Master Card and Visa accepted
  • Please include email address
  • Ability to complete CE audit on line will be
    available SOON!

16
Contact us
  • Boardquestions_at_nursing.state.nh.us
  • Margaret Walker mwalker_at_nursing.state.nh.us
  • Judith Evans jevans_at_nursing.state.nh.us
  • Desiree Houle dhoule_at_nursing.state.nh.us
  • Susan Goodness sgoodness_at_nursing.state.nh.us
  • Web site www.state.nh.us/nursing/
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