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HB 7001 — OGSR/Nurse Licensure Compact

by Government Operations Subcommittee and Reps. Garrison and others (SB 7000 by Health Policy Committee)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Health Policy Committee (HP)

The bill amends s. 464.0096, F.S., to save from repeal the following public records and meeting exemptions relating to the Nurse License Compact (NLC):

  • The personal identifying information of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse who holds a multistate license under the NLC, other than the nurse’s name, licensure status, or license number, which is held by the Department of Health or the Board of Nursing and was received from the NLC’s Coordinated Licensure Information System;
  • The recordings, minutes, and records generated during an exempt meeting of the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (Commission); and
  • A public meeting, or portion of a meeting, of the Commission at which matters specifically exempt from disclosure under the State Constitution, or under federal or state statute, are discussed.

The public record and meeting exemptions in s. 464.0096, F.S., stand repealed on October 2, 2021, unless reviewed and reenacted by the Legislature. This bill removes the scheduled repeal of these exemptions.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect October 1, 2021.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 115-0