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Legislation aimed at alleviating nursing shortages in the long-term care industry and assisting emerging biotechnology companies are headed for further study instead of the Maryland law books.
Two bills that would have enticed registered and licensed practical nurses to return to the profession by offering income tax breaks died earlier this month in the Senate. Both bills -- S.B. 153 and S.B. 297 -- have been referred for "summer study," and could become part of the state's nursing shortage commission agenda that is supposed to be released later this year.
Donna Dorsey, director of the state's Board of Nursing which oversees the commission, said earlier in …