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Notice of Rulemaking Activity

The Louisiana State Board of Nursing in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, R.S. 49:950 et seq., and through the authority granted in R.S. 37:918 is proposing a rule change for the establishment of a new fee for the LA RN Compact Conversion application. During the 2018 Regular Legislative Session, Act 577 was passed which allowed Louisiana to participate in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) for registered nurses. La. R.S. 37:1018, et al provides for the adoption of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) and allows for an application for a multistate license. For Louisiana RNs who elect to voluntarily convert their single state license to a multistate license, the RN will be required to pay an application fee of $50.00 to offset expenses incurred because of the additional workload associated with the new application. Additional minor changes are proposed to provide greater consistency in titles and/or descriptions relative to licensure application fee and other administrative fees.

The first step in the rulemaking process is the publication of the Board's Notice of Intent in the April edition of the Louisiana Register. As of April 20, 2019, you will be able to access the publication free of charge at the state register's website at The Notice of Intent can be found here.

The Board requests to receive written comments on the proposed revisions by May 10, 2019.

Please direct all written communications regarding this proposal to my attention at the Board office.

For the Board
Karen C. Lyon, PhD, RN, NEA
Executive Director