HB 1297-1_ Filed 03/12/2002, 09:46
Adopted 03/12/2002

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT

DIGEST FOR EHB 1297



Citations Affected: IC 25; noncode.

Synopsis: Interstate nurse licensure compact. Conference committee report for EHB 1297. Adopts the interstate nurse licensure compact to allow a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse who is licensed in another state that is a party to the compact to practice nursing in Indiana. Provides that the state board of nursing administers the compact. Provides that the compact may not be implemented until July 1, 2003. Removes grandfather language for nurses licensed on December 1, 1971. Adds funding sources to the impaired nurses account. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the health finance commission.) (This conference committee report removes grandfather language for nurses licensed on December 1, 1971, and makes a conforming amendment concerning the distribution of fees to the impaired nurses account.)

Effective: July 1, 2002.



CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT

MR. PRESIDENT:
    Your Conference Committee appointed to confer with a like committee from the House upon Engrossed Senate Amendments to Engrossed House Bill No. 1297 respectfully reports that said two committees have conferred and agreed as follows to wit:

    that the House recede from its dissent from all Senate amendments and that the House now concur in all Senate amendments to the bill and that the bill be further amended as follows:

SOURCE: Page 6, line 19; (02)CC129701.1.6. -->     Page 6, strike lines 19 through 22.
    Page 10, line 8, delete " The".
    Page 10, line 8, strike "fee" and insert " Funds".
    Page 10, line 8, after "collected" insert " for the rehabilitation of impaired registered nurses and impaired licensed practical nurses".
    Page 10, line 11, after "collected" insert " for the rehabilitation of impaired registered nurses and impaired licensed practical nurses".
    (Reference is to EHB 1297 as reprinted February 27, 2002.)




Conference Committee Report

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Engrossed House Bill 1297



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igned by:


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    Representative Welch Senator Miller
    Chairperson

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    Representative Dillon Senator Simpson

    House Conferees    Senate Conferees


CC129701/DI 14
2002