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We have scheduled 3 webinars in August for employers regarding requirements listed in Substitute Senate Bill (SSB) 5499.

Attend a webinar for information on:

  • Employer requirements for hiring nurses with a Multistate License (MLS)
  • How to report the required info to the WA Board of Nursing.

Employer Webinars

Webinar recordings will be linked on our website afterward. 

Webinar 3:

          Wednesday, August 2, 2023
          3:30 p.m. -  5:00 p.m.
          Register via Zoom

Webinar 4: 

          Friday, August 4, 2023
          12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
          Register via Zoom

Webinar 5:

          Monday, August 7, 2023
          3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
          Register via Zoom

Employer Requirements 

SSB 5499 requires certain employers who hire nurses with an active multistate license (MSL) (without a WA state license) to:

Key Dates

  • Employers may begin reporting MSL nurses to the Washington State Board of Nursing (WABON) staring July 24, 2023.
  • Nurses may begin to work in WA as of July 24, 2023, before employers report this information.
  • Employers must report no later than September 1, 2023.
  • Starting September 1, 2023, employers must report MSL nurses to WABON within 30 days of hire.

Mandatory Employers

These employers and establishments must report per SSB 5499:

For these mandatory employers it is a legal requirement to report. DSHS and DOH will enforce this starting September 1, 2023.

We encourage all employers to report, even if not required.

More Information

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