To ensure safety and quality of care, states continually examine their licensing requirements for health care providers. This webinar will explain licensure requirements broadly, including policy options that legislators may choose to use to improve access to care. Interstate compacts will also be discussed with state respondents discussing how they have used compacts in their state to increase access to a variety of providers. Moderator: Sydne Enlund, senior policy specialist, NCSL. Speakers: Matthew Shafer, deputy policy director of the National Center for Interstate Compacts, The Council of State Governments, Representative Kay Khan, Massachusetts and Representative Norma Kirk-McCormick, Kentucky.