Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact Passes Colorado State Senate Unanimously

(DENVER) – Moments ago, the Colorado State Senate adopted the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, Senate Bill-27, in a unanimous vote. The legislation is sponsored by Senator Jim Smallwood (R-Parker).

“Nurses are the unsung heroes of our medical community, and this legislation allows those licensed in the State of Colorado to practice outside of our state without the need for redundant, costly, and unnecessary licenses in other states,” said Senator Smallwood. “SB-27 will facilitate telehealth nursing services, online education, and will even allow our nurses to assist other states in times of natural disaster.”

The passing of SB-27 comes on just the third day of the Second Regular Session of the 71st General Assembly, further highlighting the difference between the effectiveness of Washington D.C. and Colorado.

“We got it done,” said Senate President Kevin J. Grantham (R-Cañon City). “I am optimistic that we’ll be able to say that many times in 2018 as we fight for the people of Colorado.”

SB-27 now moves onto the Colorado House of Representatives for consideration.

Please direct any media inquiries to Sean Paige at 719-337-0355

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