New Bill Provides Waiver for Health Care Licensure Fees - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 7, 2019
A new bill sponsored by Rep. Dan Howell, R-Georgetown, aims to except low-income individuals from the initial licensure fees imposed by the health and regulatory boards when beginning a career in the health care industry, The Nashville Post reports. The bill also directs licensing authorities to create a system for applicants to apply for a fee waiver, and sets a deadline for the approval process to 30 days. According to the Department of Health, the bill could decrease department revenue by $1.5 million, and would be paid through the board’s fee fund.