Gov. Larry Hogan announced that Maryland is taking additional steps to increase nursing personnel.

Hogan says the new efforts aim to give hospitals more flexibility to address staffing needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This week, Maryland reported the nation’s lowest COVID-19 case rate, and we continue to withstand the Delta variant surge better than just about any other state,” said Hogan in a statement. “While our hospitalizations remain well below all of our pandemic surge capacity triggers, we are taking proactive steps to maximize the ability of our hospitals to increase their nursing workforce.”

Maryland Department of Health Secretary Dennis Schrader issued a notice stating that registered nurses or licensed practical nurses who hold a current active license in any other state or jurisdiction may render nursing care.... Read More: WBAL