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AB500,31,96 (b) Default, technical assistance, and termination. 1. If the commission
7determines that a party state has defaulted in the performance of its obligations or
8responsibilities under this compact or the promulgated rules, the commission shall
9do all of the following:
AB500,31,1210 a. Provide written notice to the defaulting state and other party states of the
11nature of the default, the proposed means of curing the default, or any other action
12to be taken by the commission.
AB500,31,1413 b. Provide remedial training and specific technical assistance regarding the
14default.
AB500,31,2015 2. If a state in default fails to cure the default, the defaulting state's
16membership in this compact may be terminated upon an affirmative vote of a
17majority of the administrators, and all rights, privileges, and benefits conferred by
18this compact may be terminated on the effective date of termination. A cure of the
19default does not relieve the offending state of obligations or liabilities incurred
20during the period of default.
AB500,31,2521 3. Termination of membership in this compact shall be imposed only after all
22other means of securing compliance have been exhausted. Notice of intent to
23suspend or terminate shall be given by the commission to the governor of the
24defaulting state and to the executive officer of the defaulting state's licensing board
25and each of the party states.
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14. A state whose membership in this compact has been terminated is
2responsible for all assessments, obligations, and liabilities incurred through the
3effective date of termination, including obligations that extend beyond the effective
4date of termination.
AB500,32,75 5. The commission shall not bear any costs related to a state that is found to
6be in default or whose membership in this compact has been terminated unless
7agreed upon in writing between the commission and the defaulting state.
AB500,32,118 6. The defaulting state may appeal the action of the commission by petitioning
9the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia or the federal district in which
10the commission has its principal offices. The prevailing party shall be awarded all
11costs of such litigation, including reasonable attorneys' fees.
AB500,32,1412 (c) Dispute resolution. 1. Upon request by a party state, the commission shall
13attempt to resolve disputes related to the compact that arise among party states and
14between party and nonparty states.
AB500,32,1615 2. The commission shall promulgate a rule providing for both mediation and
16binding dispute resolution for disputes, as appropriate.
AB500,32,1817 3. In the event the commission cannot resolve disputes among party states
18arising under this compact, all of the following apply:
AB500,32,2219 a. The party states may submit the issues in dispute to an arbitration panel,
20which will be comprised of individuals appointed by the compact administrator in
21each of the affected party states and an individual mutually agreed upon by the
22compact administrators of all the party states involved in the dispute.
AB500,32,2323 b. The decision of a majority of the arbitrators shall be final and binding.
AB500,32,2524 (d) Enforcement. 1. The commission, in the reasonable exercise of its
25discretion, shall enforce the provisions and rules of this compact.
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12. By majority vote, the commission may initiate legal action in the U.S.
2District Court for the District of Columbia or the federal district in which the
3commission has its principal offices against a party state that is in default to enforce
4compliance with the provisions of this compact and its promulgated rules and
5bylaws. The relief sought may include both injunctive relief and damages. In the
6event judicial enforcement is necessary, the prevailing party shall be awarded all
7costs of such litigation, including reasonable attorneys' fees.
AB500,33,98 3. The remedies herein shall not be the exclusive remedies of the commission.
9The commission may pursue any other remedies available under federal or state law.
AB500,33,16 10(10) Article X — Effective date, withdrawal, and amendment. (a) This
11compact shall become effective and binding on the earlier of the date of legislative
12enactment of this compact into law by no less than 26 states or December 31, 2018.
13All party states to this compact, that also were parties to the prior nurse licensure
14compact, superseded by this compact, (“prior compact”), s. 441.50, 2015 stats., shall
15be deemed to have withdrawn from said prior compact within 6 months after the
16effective date of this compact.
AB500,33,1917 (b) Each party state to this compact shall continue to recognize a nurse's
18multistate licensure privilege to practice in that party state issued under the prior
19compact until such party state has withdrawn from the prior compact.
AB500,33,2220 (c) Any party state may withdraw from this compact by enacting a statute
21repealing the same. A party state's withdrawal shall not take effect until 6 months
22after enactment of the repealing statute.
AB500,34,223 (d) A party state's withdrawal or termination shall not affect the continuing
24requirement of the withdrawing or terminated state's licensing board to report

1adverse actions and significant investigations occurring prior to the effective date of
2such withdrawal or termination.
AB500,34,63 (e) Nothing contained in this compact shall be construed to invalidate or
4prevent any nurse licensure agreement or other cooperative arrangement between
5a party state and a nonparty state that is made in accordance with the other
6provisions of this compact.
AB500,34,97 (f) This compact may be amended by the party states. No amendment to this
8compact shall become effective and binding upon the party states unless and until
9it is enacted into the laws of all party states.
AB500,34,1210 (g) Representatives of nonparty states to this compact shall be invited to
11participate in the activities of the commission, on a nonvoting basis, prior to the
12adoption of this compact by all states.
AB500,34,23 13(11) Article XI - Construction and severability. This compact shall be
14liberally construed so as to effectuate the purposes thereof. The provisions of this
15compact shall be severable, and if any phrase, clause, sentence, or provision of this
16compact is declared to be contrary to the constitution of any party state or of the
17United States, or if the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person, or
18circumstance is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of this compact and the
19applicability thereof to any government, agency, person, or circumstance shall not
20be affected thereby. If this compact shall be held to be contrary to the constitution
21of any party state, this compact shall remain in full force and effect as to the
22remaining party states and in full force and effect as to the party state affected as
23to all severable matters.
AB500,27 24Section 27. 655.001 (9) of the statutes is amended to read:
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1655.001 (9) “Nurse anesthetist" means a nurse who is licensed under ch. 441
2or who holds a multistate license, as defined in s. 441.51 (2) (h), issued in a party
3state, as defined in s. 441.50 441.51 (2) (j), (k), and who is certified as a nurse
4anesthetist by the American association of nurse anesthetists.
AB500,28 5Section 28. 905.04 (1) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB500,35,96 905.04 (1) (f) “Registered nurse" means a registered nurse who is licensed
7under s. 441.06 or licensed as a registered nurse who holds a multistate license, as
8defined in s. 441.51 (2) (h), issued
in a party state, as defined in s. 441.50 441.51 (2)
9(j) (k), or a person reasonably believed by the patient to be a registered nurse.
AB500,29 10Section 29. 990.01 (19g) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB500,35,1411 990.01 (19g) Licensed practical nurse. “Licensed practical nurse" includes a
12licensed practical/vocational nurse who is licensed holds a multistate license, as
13defined in s. 441.51 (2) (h), issued
in a party state, as defined in s. 441.50 441.51 (2)
14(j) (k).
AB500,30 15Section 30. 990.01 (23q) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB500,35,2016 990.01 (23q) Nurse. “ Nurse", “Nurse,” “nurse licensed under ch. 441" 441,” and
17any reference to an individual who is registered or licensed under ch. 441 include a
18registered nurse or licensed practical/vocational nurse who is licensed holds a
19multistate license, as defined in s. 441.51 (2) (h), issued
in a party state, as defined
20in s. 441.50 441.51 (2) (j) (k).
AB500,31 21Section 31. 990.01 (36m) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB500,35,2422 990.01 (36m) Registered nurse. “Registered nurse" includes a registered
23nurse who is licensed holds a multistate license, as defined in s. 441.51 (2) (h), issued
24in a party state, as defined in s. 441.50 441.51 (2) (j) (k).
AB500,32 25Section 32 . Nonstatutory provisions.
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1(1) The board of nursing may promulgate emergency rules under section 227.24
2of the statutes necessary to implement this act. Notwithstanding section 227.24 (1)
3(c) and (2) of the statutes, emergency rules promulgated under this subsection
4remain in effect until May 1, 2019, or the date on which permanent rules take effect,
5whichever is sooner. Notwithstanding section 227.24 (1) (a) and (3) of the statutes,
6the board is not required to provide evidence that promulgating a rule under this
7subsection as an emergency rule is necessary for the preservation of the public peace,
8health, safety, or welfare and is not required to provide a finding of emergency for a
9rule promulgated under this subsection.
AB500,33 10Section 33. Effective dates. This act takes effect on the day after publication,
11except as follows:
AB500,36,1712 (1) The treatment of sections 49.498 (1) (L), 50.01 (1w) and (5r), 115.001 (11),
13118.29 (4), 146.40 (1) (c) and (f), 250.01 (7), 255.06 (1) (d), 440.03 (11m) (c) 1., 440.14
14(5) (b), 441.06 (1c) and (4), 441.10 (1c) and (7), 441.115 (2) (a), 441.15 (3) (a) (intro.),
15subchapter II (title) of chapter 441, 655.001 (9), 905.04 (1) (f), and 990.01 (19g), (23q),
16and (36m) of the statutes and the amendment of sections 440.03 (13) (b) (intro.) and
17440.15 of the statutes take effect on January 19, 2018.
AB500,36,1918 (2) The treatment of section 441.50 of the statutes takes effect on the date that
19is 6 months after the date of publication.
AB500,36,2120 (3) The treatment of sections 440.03 (13) (b) (intro.) (by Section 14) and 440.15
21(by Section 17 ) of the statutes takes effect on December 16, 2019.
AB500,36,2222 (End)
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