MUSNAVC State Level Advocacy
MOAA has been named a Top Advocate on Military Affairs for the 15th year in a row. The focus is on National policy and legislation. We know that many issues and policies affecting our Military and their families are at the State level. MUSNAVC has started an initiative, as part of our advocacy program to advocate on Health Care related issues at the State level. MUSNAVC currently has members in 50 States plus D.C and P.R. and the aim for this endeavor is to enhance our outreach and to "Never Stop Serving".
Modern health care delivery requires that nursing care, today and in the future, be dynamic and fluid across state boundaries.
However, the 100 year-old model of nurse licensure is not flexible, adaptable nor nimble enough to best meet this need. The solution is the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) which increases access to care while maintaining public protection at the state level. Under the NLC, nurses are able to provide care to patients located across the country, without having to obtain additional licenses. Many Active Duty Spouses and Veterans will benefit.
The Nurse Licensure Compact is a modern licensure solution for the 21st century. As leaders in public protection, State Boards of Nursing developed and adopted the Nurse Licensure Compact in 2015. The Nurse Licensure Compact allows for nurses to have one multistate license with the ability to practice in all compact states.
The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) provides a multistate license that allows nurses to practice and communicate with patients across state lines—both physically and electronically. Send a letter to your legislator to let them know that you support the NLC!
If you are a resident in a non-compact State, Take Action now!
Send a pre-formatted letter to your State Legislator urging their support HERE
(Note: only residents in non-compact States may use this link)
Benefits of the NLC
• Access to Care: Expands access to nursing services across the country quickly and efficiently, which is essential for the health of many rural and underserved communities.
• Teleheath: Enables nurses to practice in person or provide telehealth nursing services to patients located across the country without having to obtain additional licenses.
• Disaster Relief: Allows nurses to immediately cross state borders and provide vital services in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency, without the need to wait for a declaration of emergency.
• Military Families: Allows military spouse nurses to seamlessly continue working without having to obtain a new license each time they relocate.
• Online Education: Facilitates online nursing education by reducing educators’ need for multiple licenses.
Nurse Licensure Compact
MOAA has been named a Top Advocate on Military Affairs for the 15th year in a row. The focus is on National policy and legislation. We know that many issues and policies affecting our Military and their families are at the State level.
MUSNAVC has started an initiative, as part of our advocacy program, to work with the Defense State Liaison Office (DSLO) to advocate on Health Care related issues at the State level. DSLO is part of the Department of Defense and have been collaborating with MOAA for many years on State level issues.
MUSNAVC currently has members in 50 States plus D.C and P.R. and the aim for this endeavor is to enhance our outreach and to
"Never Stop Serving".
Below are the State level issues identifies and being followed by DSLO. Those in RED are the issues considered to have Nursing implications and MUSNAVC focus.
Click on the issue and find out further details. Click on the map and see how your State is doing for each issue.
2022 KEY ISSUES
Identify Military service and specific Medical Issues