Quote from Hathaway
I see. Would it make sense if, for example, one was originally licensed in a particular state, legally resided in that same state right where it's near the state border of another compact state? I mean would it be all right to cross the border and work in a hospital within driving distance in that other state without having to apply for endorsement? Is this correct? I mean having to rent 2 apartments would be avoided if i get this correctly...
Yes, if you were close to the border, but most are not when they first come to the US, they are in larger cities, or places that are not close to somewhere else. And then many do not have a car, and have issues trying to get to that other state.
This is the way that it can be sued, but there are people here that have posted that their "friend" just continued to pay a few bills at the original address, and moved entorely to the other state. That is 100% illegal, since they are no longer paying taxes in that original state, and can get them into trouble both with state taxmen, as well as the IRS, and the boards of nursing for both states involved. I do not like to see anyone cause porblems for themselves.
If they want to do something illegal, then they need to take responsibility for it.
And most that are posting here, just think that this compact license is good for wherever they will go to, and that is not so. If there is no legal residence in that first state, then the compact license ceases to exist.