PA Licensure Compact Update: Model Legislation Clears West Virginia Senate

Bills in other states progress through committees

February 28, 2024

West Virginia is one step closer to enactment of the PA Licensure Compact following the Senate passage of S.B. 667 on February 21. The bill is now eligible for action in the state House.

In other states, compact bills are advancing through the legislature. Recent action includes the following:

  • Virginia: H.B. 324 passed the House on February 13 and was reported unanimously from the Senate subcommittee on February 23.
  • Oklahoma: H.B. 3781 passed the House Public Health Committee on February 22.
  • Tennessee: H.B. 1862 passed the House Government Operations Committee meeting on February 26 and was referred to the House Finance, Ways, and Means subcommittee.

Legislation is also currently pending in 11 other states:

In 2023, three states – Delaware, Utah, and Wisconsin – enacted the PA Compact model legislation.

After seven states have enacted the compact model legislation, the compact will be activated and begin the process to operationalize the compact and be able to give out privileges to practice. The process to operationalize the compact will take anywhere from 18-24 months. Once operationalized, eligible PAs can then complete a single application to receive a compact privilege (which is equivalent to a license) from each compact state in which they intend to practice.

If you would like to advocate for the PA compact in your state or more information of where your state may be in this process, contact your state chapter or your AAPA state liaison.

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