Governor Signs Bills to Help Open Pathways for Veterans with Health Care Experience
Wisconsin hospitals are working hard to grow their workforce faster to meet rising demand for health care. A new law creates an expedited pathway for returning military medics, corpsmen and medical technicians to begin using hard-won medical skills in the civilian world while they complete the training and education requirements for state licensure in associated health care professions.
Governor Tony Evers signed Assembly Bill 720 into law as 2021 Wisconsin Act 158 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Union Grove on March 8, 2022. WHA and WHA members supported the efforts of Heroes for Healthcare in advancing the legislation.
Hospitals are among the sites that can employ and help train service members transitioning out of active duty. With frontline technical positions among the hardest to fill, this program will benefit both service members and their families seeking to secure education employment opportunities as well as hospitals looking for qualified individuals to serve on their health care teams.
Contact WHA Senior Vice President for Workforce and Clinical Practice Ann Zenk
to learn more about 2021 Wisconsin Act 158.
This story originally appeared in the March 10, 2022 edition of WHA Newsletter