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COVID-19: License Portability Updates and State Medical Board Waivers

Page Last Updated 11/16/20

To help support the healthcare community during COVID-19, we’ve aggregated information on state medical board waivers and license portability to keep you well informed. Browse the federal resources below or jump to your state for specific updates.

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This page is no longer regularly updated. Check the primary sources listed for each state or refer to the sources below for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

NCSBN State Response to COVID-19

For more information about nursing licenses, please refer to the NCSBN State Response to COVID-19.

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)

For more information regarding license waivers or expedited licenses for retired physicians, please refer to the Federation of State Medical Boards COVID-19 portal.


State Guidelines

Last Source Review: 10/9/2020
Last Updated: 10/22/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/13/2020
Source: Office of the Governor
COVID-19 Information: Alabama Public Health – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Summary

  • Status: Active until the end of the COVID-19 emergency. COVID-19 emergency currently scheduled to end Nov. 8th.
  • 30-day emergency licensing waiver permits nurses to work in Alabama with a valid out-of-state license. Beyond 30 days, a temporary permit to practice in Alabama is required.
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses receive a 15-day grace period from expir. date.
  • Temp nurse with valid term of fewer than 180 days are extended to 180 days.
  • Out-of-state physicians can get a temporary emergency license, expiring when the governor ends public health emergency.
  • A physician with an inactive license that was active in 2017, 2018, or 2019 may reinstate their license, and license will expire 12/31/2020.
  • A physician with an active/unsuspended license, who executed a retirement waiver within 24 months, can reenter the workforce for the sole purpose of treating COVID-19 patients. They must submit an application with name, all licenses held and numbers, mailing address, contact info, proposed practice location, intended medical practice type, AND a certification of license. CME requirements and fees are waived.
  • Physicians and physician assistants who possess full and unrestricted medical license from appropriate medical licensing agencies may apply for and receive temporary emergency licenses to practice in Alabama for the extent of COVID.

Last Source Review: 10/14/2020
Last Updated: 10/22/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/9/2020
Source: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
COVID-19 Information: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services – COVID-19 Update

Summary

  • Status: Active until the end of Alaska State of Emergency per AK SB 241. Currently scheduled to expire November 15, 2020.
  • ADHS is allowed to waive licensing requirements to provide healthcare officials with assistance in delivering services during times of heightened demand.
  • Licenses that have an expiration date between 3/1/2020 and 9/1/2020 may defer the renewal requirements by 6 months, unless requirements can be done online.
  • An emergency courtesy license may be issued to an applicant who practices medicine or osteopathy to provide emergency medical or mental health care within the scope of the emergency and out-of-state nurses can apply for a courtesy license.
  • Individuals who practice medicine and osteopathy with a retired license issued in the past two years can apply for a courtesy license.
  • A professional or occupational licensing board may grant a license, permit, or certificate on an expedited basis to an individual who holds a corresponding license, permit, or certificate in good standing in another jurisdiction to the extent necessary. A license expedited by this section expires when the governor determines that the public health emergency no longer exists.
  • For as long as the Secretary’s designation of a public health emergency remains in effect, DEA-registered practitioners may issue prescriptions for controlled substances to patients for whom they have not conducted an in-person medical evaluation, provided all of the following conditions are met: 1) The prescription is issued for a legitimate purpose by a practitioner acting in the usual course of their professional practice.

Last Source Review: 10/19/2020
Last Updated: 11/9/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/11/2020
Source: Office of the Governor
COVID-19 Information: Arizona Department of Health Services – Highlighted Infectious Diseases for Arizona

Summary

  • Status: Active until the end of the COVID-19 Emergency.
  • ADHS is allowed to waive licensing requirements to provide healthcare officials with assistance in delivering services during times of heightened demand.
  • Licenses that have an expiration date between 3/1/2020 and 9/1/2020 may defer the renewal requirements by 6 months, unless requirements can be done online.
  • Individuals may apply for a temporary license with the Board to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 in AZ.
  • Physicians with inactive licenses (within 4 years), can be issued a temporary active license by applying for a temporary emergency license.
  • Out-of-State MDs can apply for an emergency temporary license which will expire 90 days after being issued or when the state of emergency is over, whichever happens first.
  • Out-of-State DOs can apply for an emergency temporary license.

Last Source Review: 10/19/2020
Last Updated: 10/22/2020

Date of Declaration: Not Available
Source: Not Available
COVID-19 Information: Arkansas Department of Health – COVID-19

Summary

  • Status: Active
  • Expedited license renewal process for single state, 3 month licenses. Not available for nurses with current discipline.
  • Arkansas is party to the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act, which allows state government in a declared emergency to give reciprocity to other state’ licensees so that covered individuals may provide emergency health services without meeting the disaster state’s licensing requirements.

Last Source Review: 10/20/2020
Last Updated: 10/22/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/4/2020
Source: Office of the Governor
COVID-19 Information: California Department of Public Health – COVID-19 Updates

Summary

  • Status: Active for the duration of the emergency.
  • Governor’s Emergency Declaration permits out-of-state medical personnel to provide services as prescribed in Government Code section 179.5. Providers are considered licensed, certified, or permitted as long as they are properly credentialed in their home state. The EMS Authority will only accept requests for out-of-state medical personnel approval from a California medical facility, telehealth agency contracted with a California medical facility or a staffing agency providing staffing to California medical facilities, that intends to utilize these resources – such facility shall submit the following to the EMS Authority prior to receiving approval:(A) A complete and signed “Request for Temporary Recognition of Out-Of-State Medical Personnel During a State of Emergency” form. (B) Email the temporary recognition form and supporting documents to the EMS Authority. (C) The California EMS Authority shall review and make a written determination… (D)The duration of the approval shall continue until the termination of the State of Emergency or the end date on the temporary recognition form, whichever comes first.
  • Licensees are allowed to temporarily restore an inactive, cancelled, or retired license without having to pay any fees to complete, or demonstrate compliance with, any CE requirements for up to six months. A licensee with a cancelled status that was voluntarily surrendered within the last five years not relating to a disciplinary action may meet the waiver criteria as well. A license reactivated or restored pursuant to these waivers is valid for a maximum of six months, or when the State of Emergency ceases to exist, whichever is sooner.

 

Last Source Review: 10/20/2020
Last Updated: 10/22/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/11/2020
Source: Guidance issued by Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
COVID-19 Information: Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment – Information on the Outbreak of COVID-19

Summary

  • Status: Active
  • 60-day grace period for providers operating on an expired or lapsed license.
  • Out-of-state Physician or Physician-in-Training can practice in CO with a valid, unrestricted license.
  • A nurse who is part of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) can work in Colorado without the need to obtain a license.
  • Suspension of requirement requires a physician to have been on inactive status for not more than two years prior to receiving a pro bono license.
  • “These emergency provisions, ordered by Governor Polis, will enable providers from out of state, those not currently practicing – such as retired or semi-retired professionals, or those whose license may have expired to provide much-needed support to our health care system.”

 

Last Source Review: 10/20/2020
Last Updated: 10/22/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/10/2020
Source: State of Connecticut – Department of Public Health
COVID-19 Information: Connecticut Department of Health – Information on the Outbreak of COVID-19

Summary

  • Status: Active during the COVID-19 emergency according to CT Responds; currently scheduled to expire February 9, 2021 per 9/1 Proclamation.
  • CT’s Commissioner of the Department of Public Health issued an order on 3/23 stating: Physicians, nurses, respiratory care practitioners, emergency medical services personnel and other health care practitioners who are licensed in another state may provide temporary assistance in CT for a period of 60 days.
  • Licenses expired after 3/30/2020 will not expire for 6 months after the date of the resumption of the renewal requirements.
  • DPH is asking healthcare professionals, such as retired nurses and doctors, to consider volunteering their services at a medical facility in Connecticut. Those willing to volunteer should fill out the online form located at ctresponds.ct.gov, and their information will be reviewed by staff at DPH who will connect the volunteer to a location in need.
  • Under Executive Order 7GG, out-of-state practitioners, who are working within their scope of practice in the state in which they are licensed may prescribe controlled substances in Connecticut without obtaining a Controlled Substance Registration from the Department of Consumer Protection

Last Source Review: 10/20/2020
Last Updated: 10/22/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/18/2020
Source: State of Delaware – Executive Department of Dover
COVID-19 Information: Delaware Department of Health

Summary

  • Status: Active until end of Delaware State of Emergency.
  • Out-of-state providers can provide in person service
  • All physicians, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, physician assistants, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, practical nurses, professional nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, and nursing assistants who have held an active Delaware license or certification within the last five years, which is now inactive, expired, or lapsed, may provide healthcare services in Delaware, so long as that license was active and in good standing for the duration of the five-year period prior to the date it went inactive, expired or lapsed.
  • Any out-of-state health care provider, inactive health care provider, or qualified person appointed pursuant to this order shall be considered a public employee.
  • Nursing and Medical Students can provide medical services with supervision.
  • An individual must be registered with the Medical Reserve Corp before they may be activated to provide healthcare services as a volunteer.

Last Source Review: 10/23/2020
Last Updated: 11/6/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/21/2020
Source: State of Florida Department of Health Emergency Order
COVID-19 Information: What You Need to Know Now About COVID-19 In Florida

Summary

  • Status: Active, currently scheduled to expire November 7, 2020, according to EO 20-213
  • Issued Emergency Order DOH No. 20-008 extending the licensure renewal expiration date until August 31, 2020 for any health care practitioner with licensure renewal deadlines between May 31, 2020 and July 31, 2020.
  • Licenses expiration dates extended from 5/31/20 to 8/31/20 for: Psychologist, Limited License Psychologist, Certified Nursing Assistant, Electrologist, Electrolysis Facility, Radiologic Technology, Radiologic Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Radiologic Assistant, Registered Nurse, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Radiologic Technology, Radiologist Assistant
  • EMT or paramedic may provide basic or advanced life support in acute care setting
  • Healthcare providers with inactive licenses can request to reactivate their licenses for 90 days to assist with COVID 19 emergency. Reactivated licenses will return to inactive when the public health emergency ends or before if the State Surgeon General determines that the health care provider is no longer needed.
  • Health care professionals, advanced life support professionals, and basic life support professionals holding a valid, unrestricted, and unencumbered license in any state, territory, and/or district may render such services in FL during a period not to exceed 30 days unless extended by order of the State Surgeon General, if such health care practitioner does not represent or hold themselves out as a health care practitioner licensed to practice in FL.
  • [EO 20-52] – Medical professionals and workers, social workers, and counselors with good and valid professional licenses issued by states other than the State of Florida may render such services in Florida during this emergency for persons affected by this emergency with the condition that such services be rendered to such persons free of charge, and with the further condition that such services be rendered under the auspices of the American Red Cross or the Florida Department of Health.

Last Source Review: 10/23/2020
Last Updated: 11/6/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/14/2020
Source: Georgia Board of Nursing, Georgia Governor Executive Order
COVID-19 Information: Georgia Department of Public Health

Summary

  • Status: Active, currently scheduled to expire November 9, 2020 according to EO 09.30.20.01
  • The Georgia BON is authorized to grant temporary licenses for nurses who apply for temporary licensure, who are currently licensed in good standing in another state as an APRN, RN, LPN during state of emergency.
  • The Georgia Composite Medical Board is authorized to grant temporary licenses to physicians who apply for temporary medical license and are currently licenses as a physician in good standing by equivalent boards in other state to assist with the needs of this public health emergency. Before practicing medicine in Georgia under this provision, the applicant must receive the Board’s approval of several rules
  • The GCMB reached out to the FSMB to clarify that they are allowing retired/inactive physicians to assist during the crisis by submitting an emergency practice application that is also being used by out-of-state healthcare professionals.
  • Authority for an emergency practice permit derives from GCMB Rule 360-2-.13, which states that “during an event for which the Governor of the State of Georgia has issued an executive order declaring a disaster or a state of emergency, the Board may waive some of the licensure requirements in order to permit the provision of emergency health services to the public.”

Last Source Review: 10/23/2020
Last Updated: 11/6/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/16/2020
Source: Office of the Governor, State of Hawaii
COVID-19 Information: State of Hawaii Department of Health

Summary

  • Status: Active until the end of the COVID-19 emergency, according to the Governor’s Fourteenth Supplementary Proclamation, currently scheduled to expire November 30, 2020.
  • Out-of-state Physicians, Osteopathic Physicians, and Physician Assistants with valid license and are employed by a state, county or facility, can practice in HI.
  • Chapter 457, HRS, nurses, and chapter 16-89, HAR, nurses, to the extent necessary to allow out-of-state licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, and advance practice registered nurses with prescriptive authority with a current and active license, or those previously licensed pursuant to chapter 457, HRS, but who are no longer current and active, to practice in Hawaii without a license.

Last Source Review: 10/26/2020
Last Updated: 11/6/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/13/2020
Source: State of Idaho Board of Nursing, Idaho Board of Medicine
COVID-19 Information: Idaho Official Resources for COVID-19

Summary

  • Status: Active until the end of the COVID-19 emergency
  • Board will issue temporary (120 day) licenses to in-state and out-of-state Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathy, Physician Assistants, and Respiratory Therapists who have retired or hold an inactive license; must have actively practiced within the last 5 years and be in good standing with Idaho or other state.
  • The Idaho BON is currently offering temporary licensure for: inactive licensees wishing to reactive their unencumbered Idaho license, one-time short-term licensure for LPNs and RNs licensed in non-compact states, expedited temporary licensure for APRNs licensed in another state, and New Graduate Licenses for Senior Nursing students. Fees and background checks have been temporarily waived. Nursing students that have successfully completed a basic fundamentals nursing course and are in good academic standing may apply for the Nurse Apprentice program. If the Nursing Student/Nurse Apprentice has successfully completed a pharmacology course, they may assist with medication administration. Nursing students may count Nurse Apprentice and New Graduate Temp hours as clinicals.
  • For all medical licenses expiring on June 30th, 2020, the expiration date has been extended to October 31st, 2020 as part of the Board’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • During the public health state of emergency, MDs, DOs, and PAs holding a license in good standing from another state or country are permitted to treat patients in Idaho without an Idaho license. This is permitted until the Governor declares that the public health emergency is over. Out-of-state practitioners treating Idaho patients are encouraged to notify the Board of their intent to practice in Idaho.
  • Re: renewals – License or Permit Expiration And Renewal… Renewal. Each license to practice medicine may be renewed prior to its expiration date by the payment of a renewal fee to the Board and by completion of a renewal form provided by the Board. In order to be eligible for renewal, a licensee must provide a current address and email address to the Board and must notify the Board of any change of address or email address prior to the renewal period. Licenses not renewed by their expiration date will be canceled.

Last Source Review: 10/26/2020
Last Updated: 11/6/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/18/2020
Source: Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
COVID-19 Information: State of Illinois Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Summary

  • Status: Active, currently scheduled to expire December 31, 2020, per 9/18 IDFPR Guidance
  • Renewal dates between March 1, 2020 through and including July 31, 2020 are granted an automatic extension to renew to September 30, 2020
  • Gov. Pritzker issued a “call to action” for all former physicians, nurses, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners, and respiratory care specialists who have recently left the field for retirement or another reason to “come back and join the fight.”… the state will waive fees and expedite new licensure for all such personnel.
  • Doctors who have had expired or inactive licenses for fewer than three years can temporarily restore their license. No fee or continuing education is required to work under the direction of Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the Illinois Department of Public Health or in a long-term care facility, hospital, or federally qualified health center, according to the release. The same goes for physician assistants
  • Physicians and Physician Assistants with expired or inactive licenses from the last 3 years can temporarily restore their licenses and practice through 9/30/2020 in an approved facility
  • Out-of-State physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and respiratory care therapists may practice in Illinois if they are licensed in another state and are in good standing. These licensees must be operating under the authority of IEMA/IDPH or at a long-term care facility, hospital or FQHC, and must meet the standards of care mandated by the respective health care acts. They must provide contact information and dates of arrival and departure on forms provided by IDFPR.

Last Source Review: 10/26/2020
Last Updated: 11/9/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/19/2020
Source: State of Indiana Executive Department
COVID-19 Information: State of Indiana Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

Summary

  • Status: Active for practitioners who have already received temporary licensure, currently scheduled to expire December 28, 2020 per EO 20-45. According to the same EO, it doesn’t appear that the state is accepting new applications.
  • [EO 20-05] – Suspension of the requirement that a healthcare provider hold an Indiana license if he or she: (1) has an equivalent license from another State, and (2) is not suspended or barred from practice in that State or any State.
  • [EO 20-13] – Individuals who seek to provide healthcare in the State of Indiana in response to this public health emergency who are not currently licensed to practice in the state, either because their Indiana license is no longer active or they are licensed by another state, may obtain temporary authorization to provide healthcare services as outlined below: (a) Retired healthcare professionals: Any healthcare professional whether licensed in this state or not, who within the past five years has retired or surrendered his or her license or whose license is otherwise inactive but who license was not revoked, suspended or relinquished, may provide healthcare services in Indiana during this public health emergency without reinstatement or approval by the relevant licensing board. Any license issued under these provisions shall only be effective during this public health emergency and further, will be initially limited to a period of 90 days which may be renewed in 30-day increments so long as the public health emergency continues.(g) Out-of-State Healthcare Professionals: Individuals who are currently licensed by another state were previously authorized to provide healthcare services in Indiana pursuant to Executive Order 20-05.
  • [EO 20-45] – As provided by Executive Orders 20-13… any individual… who received an initial and/ or subsequent 90-day temporary authorization to provide health care in the State of Indiana in response to this public health emergency because he or she was not currently licensed to practice in the state, either because their Indiana license is no longer active or they are licensed by another state, is granted an additional 90-day authorization to continue to provide health care services during this public health emergency. All application procedures for reinstatement or approval will be reinstituted and must be followed upon expiration of these temporary licenses or the lifting of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • [EO 20-45] – Registration Requirement for Certain Indiana or Out-of-State Health Care Providers: Professionals who are granted a temporary license to provide health care services in the state in response to this public health emergency must register with the PLA via their website at www.in.gov/pla.
  • Re: license verification – Waiver of Out-of-State Licensure Verification by Board: The Indiana Medical Licensing board is temporarily waiving the application of 844 IAC 4- 4.5-7(a)(8) insofar as it requires applicants for licensure who are licensed in another state to have verification sent by the state that issued that license directly to the board. This waiver is temporary during the public health emergency and will be effective immediately once the emergency is lifted.

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/10/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/17/2020
Source: State of Iowa Executive Department
COVID-19 Information: Iowa Department of Public Health

Summary

  • Status: Active, currently scheduled to expire November 15, 2020 per 10/16 Proclamation.
  • “Temporarily suspend the regulatory provisions of Iowa Code § 147.10 and Iowa Admin. Code rules 653-9.13(6) and 9.14, rules 655-3.7(5), rules 645-261.8, and rules 645-326.9(8), and all other implementing administrative rules which prohibit the practice of medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, nursing, respiratory care, and practice as a physician assistant, by a licensee whose licenses is inactive or lapsed. Suspension of these provisions is limited to licenses which have lapsed or expired within the five (5) years prior to the Proclamation and is further limited to the provision of medical and nursing care and treatment of victims of this public health disaster emergency and solely for the duration of this Proclamation.”
  • Administrative Rule 655 Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 3.2(2) Current Iowa licensure is not mandatory when … c. A nurse who holds an active license in another state provides emergency services in an area in which the governor of Iowa has declared a state of emergency
  • A physician may practice medicine/telemedicine in Iowa without an Iowa medical license on a temporary basis to aid in the emergency, if a physician holds at least one active medical license in another United State jurisdiction, and all medical licenses held by a physician in other United States jurisdictions are in good standing, without restrictions or conditions. A physician whose Iowa medical license lapsed or expired in good standing within five (5) years of the date of the Proclamation may provide medical care and treatment of victims of this public health emergency for the duration of the Proclamation.
  • Re: Renewals – All license renewal requirements and deadlines are temporarily suspended during the period of this health emergency. If a licensee had an active Iowa medical license on March 22, 2020, the expiration date will be automatically extended for the duration of this health emergency.
  • Gov. Reynolds has temporarily suspended the regulatory provisions of Iowa Code and Iowa Admin. Code rules … which prohibit the practice of medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, nursing, respiratory care, and practice as a physician assistant, by a licensee whose license is inactive or lapsed. Suspension of these provisions is limited to licenses which have lapsed or expired within the five (5) years prior to this Proclamation and is further limited to the provision of medical and nursing care and treatment of victims of this public health disaster emergency and solely for the duration of this Proclamation.

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/10/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/22/2020
Source: Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, Kansas State Board of Nursing
COVID-19 Information: Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Summary

  • Status: Active until 30 days after Kansas State of Emergency, which is currently scheduled to expire January 26, 2021 per EO 20-64. (HB 2016 clarifies that emergency licenses can be granted until January 26, 2021).
  • Notwithstanding any statute to the contrary, a healthcare professional licensed and in good standing in another state may practice such profession in the state of Kansas. For purposes of this subsection, a license that has been suspended or revoked or a licensee that is subject to pending license-related disciplinary action shall not be considered to be in good standing. Any license that is subject to limitation in another state shall be subject to the same limitation in the state of Kansas. Such healthcare professional shall not be liable in any criminal prosecution, civil action or administrative proceeding arising out of such healthcare professional’s lack of licensure in the state of Kansas.
  • 60-3-112. Exempt license. (a) An exempt license shall be granted only to a registered professional or practical nurse who meets these requirements: (1) Is not regularly engaged in nursing practice in Kansas, but volunteers nursing services or is a charitable health care provider as defined by K.S.A. 75-6102 and amendments thereto; …”
  • Any and all provisions in Kansas law are temporarily suspended, in whole or in part, to the extent necessary to allow healthcare professionals licensed in good standing in any state or territory in the United States to practice in Kansas without criminal, civil, or administrative penalty related to lack of licensure. A license that has been suspended, revoked or with pending disciplinary action is not considered a license in good standing.
  • Re: renewals – Due to the obstacles created by social distancing for Kansans whose work requires the renewal of a license, certificate, permit or registration, Executive Order #20-19 extends professional and occupational licenses for the remainder of the pandemic. Under the order, all state agencies shall extend renewal deadlines for any occupational or professional license that has expired – or will expire – during this disaster. Licenses will remain valid as long as the disaster declaration is in effect, and for 90 days after it expires.
  • Passed and signed KS HB 2016, which says, in part “Notwithstanding any statute to the contrary, the state board of healing arts may grant a temporary emergency license to practice any profession licensed, certified, registered or regulated by the board to an applicant with qualifications the board deems sufficient to protect public safety and welfare within the scope of professional practice authorized by the temporary emergency license for the purpose of preparing for, responding to or mitigating any effect of COVID-19.”
  • Temporary COVID-19 emergency licensure. The Emergency Temporary License for COVID19 response and mitigation is available for all health care professions regulated by the Board. The license will automatically cancel in 90 days, if not renewed, or 30 days after the declared Kansas state of emergency ends, whichever is sooner. All license fees will be waived for this license. Requirements for this license are any of the following: … (2) Have held an active or exempt license in Kansas within the past 2 years, and such license was not suspended or revoked as a result of Board investigation or discipline;… (2) Have held an active or exempt license in Kansas within the past 2 years, and such license was not suspended or revoked as a result of Board investigation or discipline…
  • Any and all provisions in Kansas law or regulations are temporarily suspended to the extent that they require any healthcare professional, as a condition of licensure, certification, registration or the renewal of a license… or reinstatement within five years of a lapsed license: (A) An exam, to the extent that the exam’s administration has been cancelled while the emergency declaration is in effect; (B) Fingerprinting… (C) Continuing education… (D) Payment of a fee.

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/10/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/06/2020
Source: Kentucky State of Emergency Declaration, Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure
COVID-19 Information: Kentucky COVID-19 Official Source

Summary

  • Status: Active, until the end of the Kentucky State of Emergency.
  • “(a) The practice of any currently licensed nurse of another state practicing in this state during an emergency occurring in this state or any other state declared by the President of the United States or the Governor of Kentucky. The duration and conditions of the practice shall be determined by the board;” ”KRS 314.101(1)(a, e) and the Good Samaritan Act of 2007, KRS 39A.350-366, authorize APRNs licensed to practice in other states to provide medical care to patients in Kentucky during the current state of emergency.”
  • Medical and Osteopathic physicians not already licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky may register to practice within Kentucky during the state of emergency declared by Gov. Beshear.
  • Additionally, the law [KY SB 150] … gives the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services, and the Board of Nursing the ability to waive or modify state statutes and regulations: “(a) For licensure or certification requirements for health care providers who are licensed or certified in other states to provide services in Kentucky;… (d) To allow for rapid certification or licensure and recertification or re-licensure of health care providers…
  • Additionally, the law [KY SB 150] … gives the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services, and the Board of Nursing the ability to waive or modify state statutes and regulations:… (g) To reactivate the licenses of inactive and retired health care providers, including emergency medical providers and nurses, to allow them to re-enter the healthcare workforce.

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/10/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/11/2020
Source: Louisiana Declaration of Public Health Emergency
COVID-19 Information: Office of the Governor – Coronavirus Information

Summary

  • Status: Active until further notice.
  • [Gov. Edwards] “declares emergency pursuant to Louisiana Health Emergency Powers Act. This Act provides ”for the temporary appointment, licensing or credentialing of health care providers who are willing to assist in responding to the public health emergency.”
  • “The penalties set forth for practicing nursing without a duly issued registered nurse license in the state of Louisiana set forth in R.S. 37:925(A)(3) and ( 4) are temporarily suspended, so long as the individual has an active, unrestricted, unencumbered license to practice registered nursing in any U.S. state, territory, or district, and the individual has no charges pending against his/her license and the individual is not enrolled in an alternative to discipline program.”
  • ”The requirement that an out-of-state registered nurse or an out-of-state advanced practice registered nurse (including an out-of-state certified nurse midwife, a certified registered nurse anesthetist, a clinical nurse specialist, and a nurse practitioner) obtain a license to practice registered nursing or advanced practice registered nursing in Louisiana as set forth in R.S. 37:920, is temporarily suspended provided that such person has an active, unencumbered, unrestricted license to practice registered nursing or advanced practice registered nursing from any U.S. state, territory, or district, which has been confirmed through the Nursys system”
  • On March 31, Gov. Edwards signed a proclamation that eases medical licensure laws to make it easier for health care professionals out of state to come to Louisiana to practice during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • [Proc. 38] – An individual physician who holds a full, unlimited and unrestricted license to practice medicine in another U.S. state, territory, or district and has unrestricted hospital credentials and privileges to any U.S. state, territory, or district, may practice medicine at a hospital that is licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health upon the following terms and conditions: 1) The licensed hospital verifies all physicians’ credentials and privileges; 2) The hospital… keep a list of all the physicians coming to practice at the hospital and provide the list to the LSBME…
  • The licensed Louisiana hospital shall verify all physicians’ credentials and privileges; the hospital shall keep a list of all physicians coming to practice… and provide written notice to the LSBME of the date the physician stopped practicing medicine in Louisiana.
  • The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners has an emergency temporary permit application on their website for licensed out-of-state medical professionals seeking a temporary, voluntary license for an emergency event in the state of Louisiana.
  • The state calls on students and retired medical professionals to join the fight against COVID19. Louisiana Gov. Edwards says the existing healthcare workforce is quickly getting stretched thin… “I am imploring you to volunteer,” said Edwards.
  • If you are a healthcare student, graduate, or an active member/retiree of the healthcare workforce, please sign up to volunteer your time and talent to help the State and our healthcare system meet the challenges of COVID-19. We are looking for volunteers with backgrounds in the fields of medicine, nursing, allied health professions, dentistry, counseling, mental/behavioral health, laboratory science, among others.

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/17/2020
Source: State of Maine Governor’s Office – Proclamation of State of Civil Emergency to Further Protect Public Health
COVID-19 Information: Maine Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus Resources

Summary

  • Status: Active for the duration of the public health emergency [Governor Mill’s Executive Order], currently scheduled to expire November 27, 2020, per 10/29 Proclamation
  • ME SB 789 was enacted providing the Governor, on a temporary basis, with additional powers for the duration of the state of emergency to ”modify or suspend the requirements for professional or occupational licensing or registration by any agency, board or commission if strict compliance with such requirements would in any way prevent, hinder or delay necessary action in dealing with the emergency.”
  • ”A physician, physician assistant, or nurse who is licensed in good standing in another state and who has no disciplinary or adverse action in the past ten years involving loss of license, probation, restriction or limitation, and who seeks immediate licensure to assist in the health care response to COVID-19, shall forthwith be issued an emergency Maine license that shall remain valid during the state of emergency. All physicians, physician assistants, and nurses licensed under this provision may provide health care services in-person in Maine or across state lines into Maine using telemedicine or telehealth.”
  • [3/20 EO] – A physician, physician assistant, or nurse who is licensed and in good standing in another state and has no disciplinary or adverse action in the last ten years involving loss of license, probation, restriction or limitation, and who seeks immediate licensure to assist in the health care response to COVID-19, shall forthwith be issued an emergency Maine license that shall remain valid during the state of emergency. All physicians, physician assistants, or nurses licensed under this provision may provide health care services in-person in Maine or across state lines into Maine using telemedicine or telehealth.
  • Allow the expedited licensure (at no cost) of qualified physicians and physician assistants licensed in other jurisdictions to provide assistance for the duration of the emergency…
  • Re: renewals – Keep licenses from expiring or needing to be renewed for 30 days after the declaration of the emergency.
  • Allow the expedited licensure (at no cost) of qualified physicians and physician assistants that have retired within two years to provide assistance for the duration of the emergency.
  • [MDs]: Applicants must have a valid medical license or physician assistant license in another state that remains valid for the duration of the emergency license (100 days) or have retired their Maine medical license or physician assistant license within the past two years. Applicants who have disciplinary or adverse action in the past ten years involving loss of license, probation, restriction or limitation do not qualify for licensure.
  • [DOs/PAs]: If you have been disciplined by a licensing Board within the last 10 years and that discipline included practice restrictions, limitations, probation or the loss of your license, you do not qualify for this license; You must have a valid license, in good standing, in another state which will remain valid for a minimum of 90 days from the issue of this license or, you must have retired within the last 24 months (both DOs and PAs)

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/16/2020
Source: The State of Maryland Executive Department
COVID-19 Information: Maryland Department of Health

Summary

  • Status: Active until end of Maryland State of Emergency, per March 16 executive order
  • “Any person who holds a valid, unexpired license as a health care practitioner that is issued by another state may, at a health care facility in Maryland, engage in activities authorized under such license without first obtaining a license or practice letter” “Any inactive practitioner may, at a health care facility in Maryland, engage in activities that would have been authorized under his/her inactive license without first reinstating” “A healthcare practitioner may engage in activities that are not authorized by his/her license at a health care facility in Maryland”
  • “Effective immediately, all licenses and certificates that are scheduled to expire during the state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency are hereby extended until the 30th day after the date by which the state of emergency is terminated and the catastrophic health emergency is rescinded.”
  • “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, establish or waive telehealth protocols for COVID-19, including authorizing health care professionals licensed out-of-state to provide telehealth to patients in the State”
  • 10.27.01.03 A. Registered nurses or licensed practical nurses who hold a current active license in any other state or jurisdiction may render nursing care:… (3) During an emergency situation.
  • To respond to the catastrophic health emergency, licensing, certification and credentialing of health care practitioners must be modified to expand the practice capabilities, permissions, and authorizations of those who already hold a Maryland license and those who are licensed in other states; To expand such practice capabilities, permissions, and authorizations, and protect the public health, welfare and safety, it is necessary to suspend certain State and local statutes, rules and regulations… During the state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency, a hospital may need to appoint to its medical staff physicians and other healthcare practitioners to provide services for which the practitioner does not have an appropriate Maryland license… The expiration date of all temporary health care licenses that would otherwise expire during the state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency is hereby extended to the date on which the state of emergency has been terminated…
  • Re: prescribing controlled substances – Maryland law requires that licensed healthcare practitioners have a Maryland controlled dangerous substances (CDS) registration in order to prescribe CDS… Federal law also requires that licensed healthcare practitioners have a DEA registration to prescribe CDS… the DEA has waived the requirement registration in each state in which the practitioner practices for the duration of the PHE… Accordingly, the MDOH interprets the order to allow out-of-state practitioners to practice in Maryland… to be allowed to prescribe CDS in Maryland without obtaining a Maryland CDS registration.
  • Re: renewals – Because renewing expiring permits or licenses often requires the public to enter public buildings and interact with state employees; all licenses, permits, registrations, and other authorizations issued by the state, its agencies or any political subdivision that would expire during the current state of emergency will be extended until the 30th day after the state of emergency is lifted.
  • Re: Maryland Medicaid – Maryland Medical Assistance Program (Maryland Medicaid) is temporarily not enforcing the COMAR 10.09.36.02 requirement to “be licensed and legally authorized to practice or deliver services in the state in which the service is provided.” The Program will not suspend any Medicaid providers whose licenses are set to expire until the state of emergency ends. Furthermore, effective March 5, 2020, Maryland Medicaid has reactivated provider licenses with end of February expiration dates that had not been updated in ePREP… Enroll Providers with Expired Licenses or Licenses from Out of State: Maryland Medicaid will not enforce the COMAR 10.09.36.02 requirement to have an active license on file to receive payment for services during the state of emergency. Maryland Medicaid will permit enrollment for an individual who has an expired Maryland license or out-of-State license, as long as there is no apparent Board sanction
  • V. Inactive Practitioners – A) Any inactive practitioner may, at a health care facility in Maryland, engage in activities that would have been authorized under his/her inactive license without first reinstating his/her inactive license, if: i) qualified supervisory personnel at the health care facility reasonably conclude that the inactive practitioner can competently engage in such activities; ii) doing so is necessary to allow health care facility to meet required staffing ratios or otherwise ensure the continued and safe delivery of health care services… B) The Secretary, … are ordered to expedite all requests from inactive practitioners to reinstate inactive licenses.
  • The Board is suspending the requirement that licensees on inactive status to apply for and meet requirements to reactivate the license while working at a healthcare facility. Inactive Maryland licensees are not required to apply to the Board for reactivation of their license during the state of emergency while working at a healthcare facility.
  • Re: Maryland Medicaid – Enroll Providers with Expired Licenses or Licenses from Out of State: Maryland Medicaid will not enforce the COMAR 10.09.36.02 requirement to have an active license on file to receive payment for services during the state of emergency. Maryland Medicaid will permit enrollment for an individual who has an expired Maryland license or out-of-State license, as long as there is no apparent Board sanction.

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/10/2020
Source: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Department of Health – COVID-19
COVID-19 Information: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Summary

  • Status: Active until the end of Massachusetts State of Emergency.
  • Order No. 24 authorizing nursing practice by graduates and senior students nursing education programs. Guidance issued in accordance with the Governor’s Order, for the duration of the state of emergency, individuals who are graduates of a registered nursing or practical nursing program approved by the Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) and individuals who are senior nursing students attending the last semester of a BORN approved registered nursing or practical nursing program are authorized to practice nursing and are exempt from the prohibitions against the unlicensed practice of nursing specified in G.L. c. 112, §§ 80, 80A and 80B provided that: 1. The individuals are employed by or providing health care services at the direction of a licensed health care facility or a licensed health care provider, are directly supervised while providing health care services, and the health care services are provided in response to the COVID-19 outbreak; and 2. The employing licensed health care facility or licensed health care provider has verified that the individual is a graduate of a BORN approved registered nursing or practical nursing program or that the individual is a senior nursing student in his or her last semester at a BORN approved registered nursing or practical nursing program.
  • Nursing practice by nursing students, and supervision of nursing students, pursuant to the Governor’s Order must adhere to the following parameters: 1. Senior nursing students and graduate nursing students must practice under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse with equal or higher educational preparation; 2. Direct supervision includes but is not limited to the supervising licensed nurse being physically present in the health care practice setting and readily available where senior nursing students and graduate nursing students are practicing; 3. Senior nursing students and the graduate nursing students must seek assistance immediately when he or she encounters patient care situations that are beyond his or her competency and level of academic preparation; 4. The employing licensed health care facility or licensed health care provider provides senior nursing students and graduate nursing students with an orientation that aligns with the individual student academic preparation and competencies; 5. The employing licensed health care facility or licensed health care provider provides senior nursing students and graduate nursing students with policies that support their practice in the clinical setting where they are assigned; and 6. The employing licensed health care facility or health care provider ensures that patients are informed that such individuals are graduate nursing students or senior nursing students.
  • The Order and this guidance are in effect and shall remain in effect until the State of Emergency is terminated by the Governor, or the Order is rescinded by the Governor, whichever shall happen first.
  • The Board of Registration in Nursing adopts this policy to establish its plan to expedite the processing of reciprocal license applications for nurses that are licensed in another jurisdiction to meet emergent needs in Massachusetts in the event of a declared public health emergency
  • With the Governor declaring a State of Emergency, the Board of Registration in Medicine has established an Emergency Temporary License Application for out-of-state physicians to assist in meeting the increased demand for physician services in Massachusetts. To qualify for an Emergency Temporary License a physician must hold an active full, unlimited and unrestricted medical license in good standing in another U.S. state/territory/district. “Good standing” shall not include a license that has been revoked, cancelled, surrendered, suspended, or is subject to disciplinary restrictions.
  • Re: renewals – For all active physicians and acupuncturists scheduled for license renewal from March 17 to August 31 who have not yet renewed, pursuant to COVID19 Order No. 41, Order Authorizing The Reopening of Child Care Programs and Rescinding Eight COVID Orders, the renewal date for licensure has been extended to October 8, 2020. Physicians scheduled to renew their licenses beginning on September 1, 2020 are required to renew in the ordinary course.
  • Individuals who have within the last ten years held a license to practice as a health care provider that was issued by a Massachusetts licensing authority, including but not limited to a state agency, a board of registration or division with licensing authority within a state agency, and whose license, registration, certification or authorization has expired, lapsed or been retired but is not revoked, suspended, surrendered or subject to any non-disciplinary restriction shall have their licenses immediately renewed or reactivated upon request, notwithstanding the applicant’s completion of continuing education, or reactivation requirements, and shall remain valid until 90 days following the termination of the state of emergency.
  • Status: Active until 30 days after the State of Emergency is terminated, or December 31, 2020, whichever occurs last. Pursuant to COVID-19 Order No. 41, Emergency Temporary License Applications for Out of State Physicians will not be accepted after July 10, 2020.

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/16/2020
Source: Bureau of Professional Licensing | Exemption of Michigan Licensure
COVID-19 Information: Michigan DHHS

Summary

  • Status: Active through the COVID-19 emergency (though EO 2020-150 explicitly rescinded the waiver for physicians licensed in other states to practice in Michigan, LARA points to MCL 333.16171, which states that “(c) An individual who by education, training, or experience substantially meets the requirements of this article for licensure while rendering medical care in a time of disaster…”
  • “MCL 333.16171 Under the circumstances and subject to the limitations stated in each case, the following individuals are not required to have a license issued under this article for practice of a health profession in this state: (c) An individual who by education, training, or experience substantially meets the requirements of this article for licensure while rendering medical care in a time of disaster or to an ill or injured individual at the scene of an emergency.”
  • Michigan law provides: “Under the circumstances and subject to the limitations stated in each case, the following individuals are not required to have a license issued under this article for practice of a health profession in this state: (c) An individual who by education, training, or experience substantially meets the requirements of this article for licensure while rendering medical care in a time of disaster…” (MCL 333.16171). This provision does not require an individual apply for or be granted an exemption by the Department.
  • … (3) Any and all provisions in Article 15 of the Public Health Code are temporarily suspended, in whole or part, to the extent necessary to allow health care professionals licensed and in good standing in any state or territory in the United States to practice in Michigan without criminal, civil, or administrative penalty related to lack of licensure. A license that has been suspended or revoked is not considered a license in good standing, and a licensee with pending disciplinary action is not considered to have a license in good standing. Any license that is subject to a limitation in another state is subject to the same limitation in this state… (8) Any law or regulation is temporarily suspended to the extent that it requires for any health care professional, as a condition of licensure, certification, registration, or the renewal of a license, certification, or registration: (A) An exam, to the extent that the exam’s administration has been canceled while the emergency declaration is in effect… (C) Continuing education while the emergency declaration is in effect.
  • “If you’re a medical professional anywhere in the United States, Michigan needs you. Please visit http://michigan.gov/fightcovid19 to volunteer to help the residents of our state fight #COVID19.” -Gov. Whitmer.
  • The order also empowers LARA to ensure an adequate supply of care providers during the emergency by granting the department additional flexibility in its decisions about licensing, registration, and workflow requirements.
  • Re: renewals – Effective immediately… LARA may renew a license to practice… regardless of whether the licensee has satisfied the continuing education requirement applicable to their license…
  • Re: Ending out of state waivers – On July 13, 2020, Gov. Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-150 to rescind a previous order (Executive Order 2020-61) that had permitted… health care professionals who are licensed in good standing in other states or United States territories to practice in Michigan without criminal, civil or administrative/licensure penalties for lack of Michigan licensure.
  • Status: Out-of-state practice privileges rescinded per EO 2020-150
  • In reviewing claims of exemption for licensure under this provision the Department would consider all the relevant circumstances, including the following information: Individuals who were licensed as a health professional but have been retired for five or less years may be eligible to provide services and practice in his/her previously licensed profession under this provision to assist health care providers during the COVID-19 response and while the State of Emergency is in effect.
  • The governor and her team have called on retirees, volunteers and others to help care for the growing number of COVID-19 patients.
  • The order also empowers LARA to ensure an adequate supply of care providers during the emergency by granting the department additional flexibility in its decisions about licensing, registration, and workflow requirements.

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/13/2020
Source: N/A
COVID-19 Information: Minnesota Department of Health

Summary

  • Status: Active until the end of the peacetime emergency declared in Executive Order 20-01
  • 2.Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 2019, section 12.42, I authorize and request Out-of-State Healthcare Professionals who hold an active, relevant license, certificate, or other permit in good standing issued by a state of the United States or the District of Columbia to render aid in Minnesota during the peacetime emergency declared in Executive Order 20-01 (including any extensions of that peacetime emergency). 3.Before rendering any aid in this State, Out-of-State Healthcare Professionals must be engaged with a healthcare system or provider, such as a hospital, clinic, or other healthcare entity, in Minnesota.
  • On April 25, 2020, Governor Walz signed Emergency Executive Order 20-46 authorizing qualified out-of-state healthcare professionals to render aid in Minnesota to meet the healthcare needs of Minnesotans during the COVID 19 peacetime emergency… (1) EO 20-46 applies only to out-of-state healthcare professionals who, to practice in their profession in Minnesota, would otherwise be required to obtain a license from the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice… (2) Out-of-State Healthcare Professionals who hold an active, relevant license, certificate, or other permit in good standing issued by a state of the United States or the District of Columbia… (3) Before rendering any aid… [providers] must be engaged with a healthcare system or provider, such as a hospital, clinic, or other healthcare entity, in Minnesota. (4) A [Minnesota] healthcare system or provider must verify that each Out-of-State Healthcare Professional holds an active, relevant license, certificate, or other permit in good standing… (5) A [Minnesota] healthcare system or provider… must file a report with the Minnesota Department of Health, no later than 60 days after termination of the peacetime emergency… EO 20- 46 does NOT require a Board process, such as an application, registration, or verification.
  • In Minnesota, utilizing help from willing retirees is one of several strategies the state is considering to supplement the health care workforce so it can handle an expected patient surge, said Jan Malcolm, the state health commissioner, during a conference call with reporters on April 7… The Minnesota Hospital Association told lawmakers last week that retired doctors and nurses should be able to renew licenses to help out by providing telemedicine. The Minnesota Board of Medical Practice has talked with lawmakers about whether there’s a need for the Legislature to create a special pathway for returning retirees to practice. But Ruth Martinez, the group’s executive director, said by e-mail, “We have not, at this time, identified the need for such an expedited process.”

 

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/14/2020
Source: State of Mississippi Office of the Governor
COVID-19 Information: Mississippi Department of Health

Summary

  • Status: Waivers no longer active per 10/26 Proclamation.
  • In accordance with Executive Order 1458 issued by Governor Tate Reeves on March 14, 2020, declaring a state of emergency and by authority vested with the MS Board of Nursing (“BON”) pursuant to Miss. Code Ann. Sections 73-15-19 and 73-15-21, 1972, as amended, Disaster Temporary Permits will be issued to all eligible individuals who are classified in one of the following categories: (1) new graduates of approved nursing schools (2) endorsement applicants and (3) qualified applicants from other states. Disaster Temporary Permits will also be issued to eligible reinstatement applicants and nurses who have maintained inactive status.
  • This Disaster Temporary Permit will allow all eligible nursing applicants to work in the State of Mississippi. This Disaster Temporary Permit is not a license but a permit that will expire in 120 days unless the Board approves a renewal period. Unless otherwise excepted, all licensure requirements will remain in full force and effect until further notice.
  • Out-of-state APRNs may utilize telehealth when treating patients in Mississippi without the necessity of securing a license to practice in the state, provided the out-of-state APRN holds an unrestricted license to practice in a state in which the APRN practices and currently is not the subject of an investigation or disciplinary proceeding and so advises in writing to the board. ”every APRN who is currently not licensed in the State of Mississippi and who wishes to practice in this State shall complete the disastrous/emergency waiver found on the Board of Nursing’s website”
  • [10/26 Proc.] – Effective immediately, the previous COVID proclamations (3/15, 3/24 and 4/5) are hereby superseded… regular licensing shall be resumed.
  • [Em. Dec.] – All healthcare professionals and assisting personnel executing in good faith under the “alternative standards of care” are hereby declared to be “Emergency Management Workers” of the State of Mississippi for the purposes of Miss. Code Ann. Title 41.
  • [MSBML Guidance] – Provided that the out-of-state physician holds an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state in which that physician practices and currently is not the subject of an investigation or disciplinary proceedings, the Board waives any and all MS licensing requirements for the said physician.

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/13/2020
Source: Missouri Secretary of State
COVID-19 Information: Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services

Summary

  • Status: Active until the end of the COVID-19 emergency, currently scheduled to expire December 30, 2020.
  • Missouri Board of Nursing has created an expedited licensure applications for nurses due to urgent staffing need. “Anyone who graduated on or after December 16, 2019, has not previously taken the NCLEX® and has not been denied a license is now authorized to practice as a graduate nurse pending the results of their first licensing exam or 180 days after graduation, whichever first occurs.” “In order to allow for continued employment, the board will automatically extend any unexpired temporary permit an additional six (6) months. This does not require any action by the nurse.”
  • Governor Parson has approved a waiver that grants full reciprocity for physicians and surgeons who wish to assist Missourians during the COVID-19 crisis. During this State of Emergency, physicians and surgeons who are licensed in another state can provide care to our citizens, in person or using telehealth options, as long as they are actively licensed in another state and their license has not been disciplined.
  • Licensed professionals who wish to come to Missouri to assist with COVID-19 are not required to meet the requirements listed in the table below if their practice is solely related to COVID-19. Physicians that fall under these licensure waivers do not have to make application or notify the Board of their intent to practice in Missouri. They may be required to show proof of licensure in another state to the employers and third party payers. (20 CSR § 2150-2.030).
  • For individuals who hold a retired or inactive Missouri license, you may return to practice to assist solely with COVID-19. Physicians that fall under these licensure waivers do not have to make application for reinstatement or notify the Board of their desire to return to practice to assist with COVID-19. They may be required to show proof of Missouri licensure to the employers and third party payers through the Board’s online verification system. (20 CSR § 2150-2.153).
  • Re: Assistant physicians and physicians assistants: The purpose for the waiver is to temporarily remove barriers to practice for APs who hold an inactive license to return to practice without notifying the board to immediately assist with the State of Emergency.

Last Source Review:  11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/20/2020
Source: Office of the Governor State of Montana
COVID-19 Information: Montana DPHHS

Summary

  • Status: Active, Temporary permits issued under the Directive are valid until rescission of Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020. The Department and Board reserve the right to revoke a temporary permit for unprofessional conduct.
  • “The Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division (BSD), has implemented an interstate licensure recognition registration process to allow expedited registration of health care professionals who hold an active, unrestricted license in another state to allow them to begin working in Montana as soon as possible.”
  • “whenever a state of emergency or disaster is in effect, a volunteer professional who possesses an active, unrestricted license in another state may practice in Montana to the extent authorized by law as if the person had been licensed in Montana” “Prior to providing services in Montana, a volunteer professional who is licensed for professional services in another state shall register with the appropriate licensing agency in the state of Montana. The licensing agency shall verify the current licensure of the volunteer professional in the other state or states prior to registering the licensee.”
  • Pursuant to § 10-3-118, MCA, the Montana Department of Labor and Industry may provide interstate licensure recognition whenever a state of emergency or disaster is in effect by registering professionals who possesses an active, unrestricted license in another state.
  • The Montana Department of Labor & Industry has implemented a COVID-19 Emergency Healthcare Registration for out-of-state healthcare licensees requesting to actively work in Montana for a defined period of time. The Department will evaluate your home state license(s) according to licensing regulations in Montana, to verify it is currently active, unrestricted, and in good standing, and issue you a registration to work in Montana.
  • Montana Gov. Steve Bullock issued two directives April 21 related to the coronavirus outbreak… The second makes it easier for retired health care professionals and licensed out-of-state providers to practice in Montana.
  • Under the Governor’s Directive for Easing Licensing Requirements for Health Care Providers During the Emergency (effective April 21, 2020), certain “health care providers” who held a Montana license that terminated within the past five years and who have a clean disciplinary record, may receive a temporary permit without paying a fee or demonstrating recent continuing education, certification, or competency evaluation. “Health care providers” include persons engaged in an occupation or profession that requires licensure through the following Montana licensing boards: … Medical Examiners…

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/12/2020
Source:  Nebraska State of Emergency, Executive Order No. 20-10
COVID-19 Information: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Summary

  • Status: Active, expires 30 days after the end of the COVID-19 emergency.
  • “permit individuals who are properly and lawfully licensed to engage in advanced practice nursing, emergency medical services, medicine and surgery, mental health practice, nursing, osteopathy, perfusion, pharmacy, psychology, respiratory care, and surgical assisting in a U.S. state or territory to work in Nebraska during the state of emergency so long as they are in good standing and free from disciplinary action in the states where they are licensed.”
  • [On March 27] Governor Pete Ricketts issued an executive order to expedite the entry of medical professionals into the workforce… The purpose of the order is to prepare for the possibility of a surge in COVID-19 cases and/or the unavailability of some medical professionals due to quarantine restrictions… The Governor’s order… defers the requirements for healthcare providers to pay initial licensing fees or to complete continuing education. Additionally, the Governor is temporarily waiving the restrictions on licensed out-of-state medical professionals working in Nebraska.
  • Re: renewals – Licenses due to be renewed during the declared emergency will be extended until 30 days after Executive Order 20-10 is no longer in effect. Renewal notices will then be sent, and licensees will have 90 days to renew by attesting to meeting the continuing education requirement and paying the renewal fee.
  • The Governor began the conference by discussing an executive order he signed, authorizing the credentialing of retired or inactive health professionals who wish to serve Nebraskans during the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) emergency.
  • The provisions of Neb. Rev. Stats. … are temporarily suspended to permit individuals formerly licensed in Nebraska who want to renew a credential after its expiration date or to change from inactive to active status to do so without being subject to continuing competency requirements. Such individuals may be temporarily reinstated to practice upon submission of a completed application to the Department.

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/12/2020
Source: Declaration of Emergency Directive 011, Declaration of Emergency Directive 009
COVID-19 Information: Nevada Health Response

Summary

  • Status: Active until the end of the COVID-19 emergency.
  • “the waiver and exemption of professional licensing requirements shall apply to qualified providers of medical services during this declared emergency who currently hold a valid license in good standing in another state, providers of medical services whose licenses currently stand suspended for licensing fee delinquencies, providers of medical services whose licenses currently stand suspended for failure to meet continuing medical education requirements, and providers of medical services who have retired from their practice in any state with their license in good standing. These waivers and exemptions shall not apply to persons whose licenses have been revoked or voluntarily surrendered as a result of disciplinary proceedings.”
  • Professional licensing boards regulating providers of medical services shall temporarily waive certain licensing requirements to allow the practice of currently unlicensed skilled medical professionals during the pendency of the COVID-19 crisis… including without limitation, medical doctors, physician assistants… The waiver and exemption of professional licensing requirements shall apply to qualified providers of medical services during this declared emergency who currently hold a valid license in good standing in another state, providers of medical services whose licenses currently stand suspended for licensing fee delinquencies, providers of medical services whose licenses currently stand suspended for failure to meet continuing medical education requirements, and providers of medical services who have retired from their practice in any state with their license in good standing. These waivers and exemptions shall not apply to persons whose licenses have been revoked or voluntarily surrendered as a result of disciplinary proceedings.
  • Professional licensing boards regulating providers of medical services shall temporarily waive certain licensing requirements to allow the practice of currently unlicensed skilled medical professionals during the pendency of the COVID-19 crisis… including without limitation, medical doctors, physician assistants… The waiver and exemption of professional licensing requirements shall apply to qualified providers of medical services during this declared emergency who… have retired from their practice in any state with their license in good standing. These waivers and exemptions shall not apply to persons whose licenses have been revoked or voluntarily surrendered as a result of disciplinary proceedings.

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/13/2020
Source: State of New Hampshire Office of the Governor
COVID-19 Information: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Summary

  • Status: Active, until end of New Hampshire State of Emergency, currently scheduled to expire November 20, 2020 per EO 2020-21.
  • Any out of state professional, including, but not limited to, medical personnel, entering New Hampshire to assist in preparing for, responding to, mitigating the effects of and recovering from COVID-19 shall be permitted to provide services in the same manner as prescribed RSA 21-P:41 and any other applicable statutory authority with respect to licensing and certification regarding mutual aid during emergencies for a period of time not to exceed the duration of the emergency
  • “The executive director of the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification shall grant an emergency license to applicants who are medical providers and who provide sufficient proof that they hold a license in good standing in another jurisdiction.”
  • Any out-of-state personnel, including … medical personnel, entering New Hampshire to assist in preparing for, responding to, mitigating the effects of, and recovering from COVID-19 shall be permitted to provide services in the same manner as prescribed in RSA 21-P:41 and any other applicable statutory authority with respect to licensing… for a period of time not to exceed the duration of this emergency.
  • Out-of-state medical providers licensed in Maine, Massachusetts, or Vermont who hold an emergency license in New Hampshire pursuant to EO #15, may prescribe schedule II-IV controlled substances without registering with the New Hampshire Controlled Drug Prescription Health and Safety Program (PDMP) subject to the following conditions: (1) The out-of-state medical provider is properly registered with their respective PDMP.

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/20/2020
Source: New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs – Out-of-State, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs – Waivers of Licensing Rules
COVID-19 Information: New Jersey Department of Health

Summary

  • Status: Active, currently scheduled to expire November 23, 2020 per EO 191.
  • “New Jersey will waive a host of regulatory requirements for health care professionals licensed in other jurisdictions to become licensed in New Jersey and offer services to New Jersey residents, including telemedicine and telehealth services. The waivers will apply during the public health emergency related to COVID-19.
  • New Jersey is allowing nurses who hold active, unencumbered, multistate licenses issued by Nurse Licensure Compact member states to practice in New Jersey under their multi-state licenses.”
  • New Jersey will waive a host of regulatory requirements for healthcare professionals licensed in other jurisdictions to become licensed in New Jersey and offer services to New Jersey residents, including telemedicine and telehealth services. The waivers will apply during the public health emergency related to COVID-19.
  • Re: extension of state of emergency – Gov. Phil Murphy [August 27] extended the pandemic public health emergency for the sixth time. Under law, the emergency declaration has to be extended every 30 days. Executive Order No. 180 extends all Executive Orders issued under the Governor’s authority under the Emergency Health Powers Act. It also extends all actions taken by any Executive Branch departments and agencies in response to the Public Health Emergency presented by the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • On April 1, Gov. Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 112, authorizing the Division of Consumer Affairs to temporarily reactivate the licenses of recently retired health care professionals. The Order authorizes the Division of Consumer Affairs to temporarily reactivate the licensees of healthcare professionals previously licensed in the State within the last five years. This will enable doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who have recently retired or have allowed their licenses to lapse to temporarily reactivate their license.
  • On April 14, Gov. Murphy signed NJ A 3901, which expedites the reactivation of retired and inactive medical professionals’ occupational licenses during a state of emergency or public health emergency, to any individual who held a corresponding license, certificate of registration or certification, in good standing at the time that the individual retired from active practice or was placed on the inactive status, within the last three years.

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/11/2020
Source: State of New Mexico Executive Order
COVID-19 Information: New Mexico Department of Health

Summary

  • Status: Active until gubernatorial rescission.
  • All nursing professionals who are licensed and in current good standing, in any province or territory of Canada, may be authorized by the New Mexico Department of Health (“NMDOH”) to work in any New Mexico healthcare facilities during the pendency of any declared public health emergency arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
  • (1) “medical emergency”, a situation resulting from a disaster in which the number of persons requiring nursing care exceeds the availability of New Mexico registered nurses or licensed practical nurses;
  • In case of a medical emergency (as defined in these rules), nurses currently licensed to practice as a RN or LPN in a jurisdiction of the United States may practice in New Mexico without making application for a New Mexico license for a period not to exceed 30 days
  • The Department of Health and the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management shall credential out-of-state professionals who can render aid and necessary services during the pendency of this order. NMSA 1978 §§ 12-10-10.1 through 12-10-13.
  • NM Stat § 12-10-11: During an emergency, a person who holds a license, certificate or other permit that is issued by a state or territory of the United States and that evidences the meeting of qualifications for professional, mechanical or other skills may be credentialed, if appropriate and approved by the department of health or the homeland security and emergency management department, to render aid involving those skills to meet an emergency, subject to limitations and conditions as the governor may prescribe by executive order or otherwise.
  • Re: renewals – For renewal of licenses, should providers find they are unable to complete required 75 CME’s for renewal, an extension of 3 months can be provided upon request for an “emergency deferral.” Licensees must petition the board prior to the renewal date for an “emergency deferral” if they find they cannot obtain the proper amount of CMEs.

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/18/2020
Source: State of New York Executive Chamber
COVID-19 Information: New York State Department of Health

Summary

  • Status: Active, currently scheduled to expire November 3, 2020, per EO 202.67
  • Sections 6512 through 6516, and 6905, 6906 and 6910 of the Education Law and Part 64 of Title 8 of the NYCRR, to the extent necessary to allow registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse practitioners licensed and in current good standing in any state in the United States to practice in New York State without civil or criminal penalty related to lack of licensure;
  • [FAQs] – Pursuant to Executive Order 202.5, any physician currently licensed and in current good standing in another state may immediately practice medicine in New York State without civil or criminal penalty related to lack of licensure.
  • [EO 202.5] – Sections 6512 through 6516, and 6524 of the Education Law and Part 6o of Title 8 of the NYCRR, to the extent necessary to allow physicians licensed and in current good standing in any state in the United States to practice medicine in New York State without civil or criminal penalty related to lack of licensure; Section 6502 of the Education Law and Part 59.8 of Title 8 of the NYCRR, to the extent necessary to allow physicians licensed and in current good standing in New York State but not registered in New York State to practice in New York State without civil or criminal penalty related to lack of registration.
  • Re: Extension of EO – I hereby issue the following directives for the period from the date of Executive Order through June 4, 2020: Any suspension or modification of any law heretofore suspended in Executive Order 202, or any amended or modified Executive Order issued thereafter, which allowed for the practice of a profession in the state of New York without a current New York State licensure, or registration, including but not limited to those individuals who are validly licensed in another state or Canada, is hereby extended for a period of thirty days to allow those professionals the ability to continue to provide services necessary for the State’s COVID-19 response.
  • Gov. Cuomo said on March 12 that New York is asking former doctors and nurses to “reconnect” with their past employer, in order to create a reserve workforce of health care professionals who are “on call” for coronavirus response. The state’s Department of Health has also been asked to accelerate recertifications in order to expedite the process, according to the governor.
  • NY DOH Director Howard Zucker: “I am asking you alert current and former colleagues and retired healthcare professionals of this need and call to service. We need physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants… We welcome those who licenses have expired, whether recently or long ago, because experience and skills are what matter right now…”
  • Status: Inactive, according to the Retired Health Professional Application, New York is no longer taking applicants

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/10/2020
Source: State of North Carolina | Governor Roy Cooper
COVID-19 Information: North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services

Summary

  • Status: Active, expires 30 days after the end of the COVID-19 emergency.
  • ”WHEREAS, for these reasons, the undersigned has determined that the occupational licensing boards established by the General Assembly should be empowered in their discretion to waive or modify enforcement of legal or regulatory constraints that would prevent or impair North Carolina from putting to work (i) health care professionals who are licensed in other states, but not licensed here, (ii) retired or inactive health care professionals, (iii) skilled, but unlicensed volunteers, and (iv) students in their professional fields;”
  • Nurses holding an active, unrestricted single state license in a non-compact state can practice in NC during periods of official emergency or disaster. The nurse must work within an organized health system or for a recognized emergency provider. The system/ provider is accountable for verification of unrestricted licensure through Nursys. The system/provider must maintain a record of the names and verified license number of out of state nurses for a period of 1 year and provide this information to the Board if requested.
  • [Gov. Cooper] hereby temporarily waive[s] North Carolina licensure requirements for health care and behavioral health care personnel who are licensed in another state, territory, or the District of Columbia to provide health care services within the Emergency Area.
  • In light of the anticipated duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, NCMB has extended the expiration dates of certain emergency temporary licenses issued during the declared state of emergency. The decision extends the timeline for emergency licenses issued to 30 days after the current state of emergency is lifted. This change will allow anyone with a Limited Emergency License (namely, out-of-state clinicians who have obtained temporary licensure to assist in North Carolina) to have a ‘wind down’ period before his or her license to practice medicine in North Carolina expires.
  • Temporary and emergency rules approved by the Board would allow a physician or PA who inactivated his or her NC medical license within the past 24 months to quickly obtain a temporary license. Issuance of temporary authority to practice is subject to the following conditions: (1) The applicant must demonstrate that he or she has practiced clinical medicine for at least 80 hours during the most recent 24 months; (2) The applicant must have been licensed continuously for at least 10 years prior to making his or her medical license inactive; (3) The applicant must have no history of public discipline and must not have inactivated his or her license while under investigation; and (4) The applicant must confine his or her practice to areas in which he or she is clinically competent.

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/13/2020
Source: North Dakota | Governor Doug Burgum
COVID-19 Information: Official Portal for North Dakota State Government

Summary

  • Status: Active, until the end of North Dakota State of Emergency.
  • The Order was implemented to allow nurses licensed in another state to work in North Dakota to care for citizens impacted by COVID-19 corona virus. This Order applies only to nurses whose license in their home state is in good standing.
  • Extending all temporary permits. Implementing a 90-day Emergency Limited License for inactive or retired nurses who do not meet the competency requirements of 400 hours in past 4 years; waiving the requirement of a refresher course and allowing facilities to provide 120 hours of supervised practice hours; there is no fee for the 90-day Emergency Limited License.
  • The licensure requirements for health care or behavioral health professionals licensed under the following Chapters of the North Dakota Century Code are hereby suspended… Chapter 43-17 (Physicians and Surgeons)… who are licensed and in good standing in other states, as needed to provide health care and behavioral health services, to include telehealth care, for citizens impacted by COVID-19, subject to identification, verification of credentials and other temporary emergency requirements.

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/9/2020
Source: Office of Mike DeWine Governor of the State of Ohio
COVID-19 Information: Ohio Department of Health

Summary

  • Status: Ohio has no waivers for license reciprocity
  • The Nurse Practice Act, Section 4723.32(G)(7), Ohio Revised Code (ORC), allows nurses who hold an active, valid license in another state to practice in Ohio without an Ohio nursing license for the duration of any declared disaster, including the current COVID-19 declared emergency. The Nurse Practice Act authorizes the Board to issue temporary permits which allows nurses to begin practicing in Ohio within 2-3 business days or less of the Board’s receipt of an application for reciprocity.
  • Dr. Schottenstein [President, Board of Medicine] wished to address the potential need for expanding Ohio’s health care provider workforce… Ohio may find itself needing physicians and physician assistants who are licensed in other states but not licensed in Ohio. With respect to the licensing out-of-state physicians, it was Dr. Schottenstein’s understanding that the Board can work with the State’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA), in a declared emergency, to make out-of-state licensed physicians eligible to practice in Ohio in response to the declared emergency. It was also Dr. Schottenstein’s understanding that out-of-state physician assistants are already covered for this type of reciprocity in Ohio Revised Code 4730.04. Dr. Schottenstein asked the Board to consider a motion allowing Board staff to work with the EMA, or any other governmental entity identified as a necessary party, to quickly license out-of-state physicians to respond to the COVID-19 emergency in Ohio. Motion that the Board authorizes Board staff to work with the State Emergency Management Agency to effectuate Ohio licensure eligibility for out of state doctors who are called upon to respond to the COVID-19 emergency in Ohio carried.
  • The Board authorizes board staff to work with the State Emergency Management Agency, or other governmental entities as identified, to effectuate Ohio licensure eligibility for out of state doctors who are called upon to respond to the Covid-19 emergency in Ohio.
  • Re: Emergency Licensure: Ohio does not have a legal mechanism to allow out-of-state licensees to practice in Ohio or to automatically reactivate inactive licensees. Board members were surveyed for opinions and comfort level. In the event the Medical Board is provided the legal authority to allow out-of-state licensees or inactive licensees who reactivate their licenses to practice, the responses showed the board is comfortable with issuing emergency licenses with necessary parameters.
  • Ohio licensure during the state of emergency – The Medical Board has received many inquiries regarding temporary licensure during the state emergency. Please be aware, Ohio law does not currently offer emergency or temporary licensure for out-of-state physicians. Unless an exemption applies (Ohio Revised Code 4731.36), physicians must hold an active Ohio license to practice medicine in the state of Ohio.
  • Re: renewals – On March 27, 2020, House Bill 197 was signed into law by Governor DeWine. HB197 granted an extension to Medical Board licensees who have licenses that will expire during the declared COVID-19 emergency. If the emergency is not lifted by August 31, 2020, you have until December 1, 2020 to renew your license.
  • There are many retired physicians and physician assistants who may wish to reactivate their license to help during this pandemic. Board staff is exploring options for reactivating licenses for retired providers and will bring the matter back before the Board if it needs to act further. The Board briefly discussed the potential problems in reactivating the licenses of physicians who have been retired for several years and may not be up-to-date on current standards of care. Dr. Rothermel… suggested that the Board discuss the matter of retired physicians at a future meeting.
  • Emergency Licensure: Ohio does not have a legal mechanism to allow out-of-state licensees to practice in Ohio or to automatically reactivate inactive licensees. Board members were surveyed for opinions and comfort level. In the event the Medical Board is provided the legal authority to allow out-of-state licensees or inactive licensees who reactivate their licenses to practice, the responses showed the board is comfortable with issuing emergency licenses with necessary parameters.

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/21/2020
Source: State of Oklahoma | Office of the Governor
COVID-19 Information: Oklahoma State Department of Health

Summary

  • Status: Active, scheduled to expire November 23, 2020 per (sixth amended) EO 2020- 20.
  • Any medical professional who holds a license, certificate, or other permit issued by any state is a party to the Emergency Management Compact, shall be deemed licensed to practice in OK so long as this Order shall be in office – licenses given during this time period to out of state practitioners will expire 14 days after the order is no in effect. Order waives state law requiring existing doctor-patient relationship before telemedicine can be conducted.
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Licensed Practical Nurses with lapsed or inactive licenses or certifications may be eligible for reinstatement
  • [Osteo. Board] – Item number 6 from the Governor’s Amended Executive Order, 2020- 7, allows for the temporary licensing of physicians. The criteria are as follows: 6. Any medical professional who holds a license, certificate, or other permit issued by any state that is a party to the Emergency Management Compact evidencing the meeting of qualifications for the practice of certain medical services… shall first apply with and receive approval from appropriate Board…. responsibility of each Board to verify the license status… shall be subject to the oversight and jurisdiction of the licensing Board
  • All state agencies with licensing and certificate responsibility over medical professionals, including the Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, State Board of Osteopathic Examiners, and Board of Nursing shall, by April 15, 2020 promulgate emergency rules necessary to increase the number of professionals able to practice in the State. Such action may include, but is not limited to, the following: … (B) Removal of barriers of entry for retired medical professionals from reentering the workforce. Medical professionals who have lapsed or inactive licenses or certifications may have their single-state license or certification reinstated if they submit a reinstatement application and fee proscribed by their respective licensing boards and meet the qualifications for licensure or certification established by such Board, provided such license shall only be valid as long as this Order is in effect. The continuing qualifications as required for licensure or certification are hereby waived for those reinstated licensees as long as this Order remains in effect. It is strongly recommended any required fees be waived to the fullest extent possible… Further, any retired physician who returns to practice to provide assistance with the state’s response to COVID-19 shall register with the Medical Reserve Corps.

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/19/2020
Source: Office of the Governor State of Oregon, State Board of Nursing (OSBN), Office of Governor of State of Oregon re: Oregon Board of Pharmacy
COVID-19 Information: Oregon Health Authority

Summary

  • Status: Active, until the end of the Oregon State of Emergency.
  • The Board is allowing nurses and nursing assistants licensed in another state or US jurisdiction to provide care in Oregon under special provisions
  • Officials said the declaration will allow the health authority to bring in emergency volunteer healthcare professionals to add service, especially in rural communities.
  • During a state of emergency, the Oregon Medical Board (OMB) allows physicians and physician assistants licensed in another state to provide medical care in Oregon under special provisions. Out-of-state health care professionals who wish to provide care in Oregon during this time must complete this authorization application.
  • The first part of the rule lifts current administrative restrictions from Emeritus and Locum Tenens physicians and physician assistants (PAs). During this emergency, Emeritus licensees are no longer restricted to volunteer practice only, and may receive payment for their medical care; Locum Tenens licensees are no longer limited to 240 days of practice per biennium and may now provide care in Oregon indefinitely. The emergency rule also allows out-of-state physicians and PAs to apply to practice in Oregon if they are actively licensed and in good standing in another state.
  • Re: permanent waivers – The OMB proposed making the above two rules permanent, so that during future national disasters, the process of activating out-of-state physicians and PAs, as well as emeritus, locum tenens, inactive and retired physicians and PAs can be streamlined [OMB Summer 2020 Newsletter, see OAR 847-010-0068]
  • The second effort creates a new expedited license reactivation process for Administrative Medicine, Inactive, Lapsed, and Retired physicians and PAs who have been in active practice within the previous three years and who ended their clinical practice in good standing with the Board.
  • Emeritus and Locum Tenens physicians and PAs – current administrative restrictions are lifted during this emergency. (A) Emeritus licensees are no longer restricted to volunteer practice only. During this emergency, they may receive payment for their medical care. (B) Locum Tenens licensees are no longer limited to 240 days/biennium of practice in Oregon. During this emergency, they may practice indefinitely in our state.
  • Administrative Medicine/Inactive/Lapsed/Retired physicians and PAs – a new expedited reactivation process is in place during this emergency. (A) To qualify, a licensee must have been in active clinical practice within the previous three years and must have been in good standing at the time the Oregon license status became Administrative Medicine, Inactive, Lapsed, or Retired. (B) To apply, submit the Emergency Reactivation Application and supplemental materials.

Last Source Review: 7/29/2020
Last Updated: 7/29/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/21/2020
Source: Pennsylvania Government Pressroom
COVID-19 Information: Pennsylvania Department of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Overview

Summary

 

  • Status: Active, for MDs until December 31, 2020; for DOs, until October 31, 2020.
  • Temporary permits for nurses licensed in other states can be issued immediately upon application, once licensure in the applicant’s home state is verified through Nursys, based on a suspension approved by the Governor. Also, like medical and osteopathic medicine above, the Governor temporarily suspended continuing education requirements. Temporary licenses for nurse-midwives do not exist. To expedite nurse-midwife licenses, the continuing education requirements were suspended by the Governor. Additionally, the Board can verify licensure in another state through their license verification system. To qualify for licensure as a nurse-midwife, the applicant would first have to obtain a nursing license.
  • Governor Wolf granted the Department of State’s request for a suspension to allow expedited temporary licensure to practitioners in other states to provide services to Pennsylvanians, for the duration of the coronavirus emergency. The Governor suspended several “administrative requirements” in order for the Department to grant temporary licenses on an expedited basis to out-of-state practitioners. After the applicant seeking a temporary license has demonstrated they are licensed by and in good standing with their home state, Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) may suspend the requirements for letters of good standing, criminal history record checks, National Practitioner Data Bank reports, and any other requirement deemed by BPOA as “administrative” in nature. – Status – Active, until end of Pennsylvania State of Emergency, currently scheduled to expire November 30, 2020 per 8/31 Proclamation.
  • State Board of Medicine licensees who are in active/retired status for less than four years can apply for reactivation of their license. Their continuing education (CE) requirements and license reactivation fees will be suspended. This measure allows retired/inactive MDs, physician assistants, respiratory therapists and perfusionists to become active until December 31, 2020. If a licensee wishes to continue practicing beyond Dec. 31, 2020, the licensee will need to renew the active-unrestricted license and meet all current requirements at that time… State Board of Osteopathic Medicine licensees who are inactive/retired status for less than four years can apply for reactivation of their licenses. Their CE requirements and license reactivation fees will be suspended. This measure allows retired/inactive Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) to become active unrestricted until Oct. 31, 2020.

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/9/2020
Source: State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
COVID-19 Information: State of Rhode Island Department of Health

Summary

  • Status: No waivers for out-of-state physicians.
  • While the Rhode Island Department of Health is accepting out-of-state emergency licensure applications (valid for 90 days, renewable once), it is only for Emergency Medical Technicians, Dietitians/Nutritionists, PNs, RNs, APRNs, nursing assistants and nursing students.
  • Beginning March 18, 2020, out-of-state licensees need only submit a completed application form and a statement verifying the license status from their home state to receive a 90-day license to practice in Rhode Island. This temporary license can be renewed one time.
  • Re: renewals – Medical licenses due to expire July 1, 2020, are granted a 90-day extension for renewal with no penalties or late fees.

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/13/2020
Source: South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, South Carolina Governor
COVID-19 Information: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

Summary

  • Status: Active, until the end of the South Carolina State of Emergency.
  • South Carolina will issue “emergency” nursing and medical licenses to combat the COVID-19 pandemic… The state medical board can expedite temporary licensure for out-of-state physicians, physician assistants and respiratory care practitioners within 24 hours. There is no fee for these 90-day temporary licenses.
  • “[t]he appropriate licensing authority may waive any or all licensing requirements, permits, or fees required by law and applicable orders, rules, or regulations for health care providers from other jurisdictions to practice in this State;”
  • Re: renewals – As of today, we are extending the license renewal deadline for licenses, registrations and permits scheduled to renew during the months of April, May, June, July and August. The new renewal deadline will now be extended to September 30, 2020.

Last Source Review: 11/5/2020
Last Updated: 11/16/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/23/2020
Source: State of South Dakota Office of the Governor Executive Order 2020-07
COVID-19 Information: South Dakota Department of Health

Summary

  • Status: Active, until end of South Dakota State of Emergency, currently scheduled to expire December 30, 2020, per EO 2020-26.
  • Executive Order 2020-07 grants “full recognition to the licenses held by a [medical] professional by any compact member state, in accordance with the Uniform Emergency Management Assistance Compact should those facilities require additional professionals to meet patient needs during the COVID-19 emergency, whether in-person or by remote needs.”
  • 36-9-32.1. Temporary permit for applicant holding license from another state. Upon application and payment of the required fee, the board may issue a temporary permit to an applicant holding a current license as a registered nurse from any other state or territory awaiting endorsement. This permit shall bear an issuance date and a termination date and may not be valid for more than ninety days.
  • Emergency Management Assistance Compact – On March 23, 2020, Gov. Noem issued Executive Order 2020-07 which recognizes the licenses of medical professionals licensed in another state in accordance with the EMAC. The following professions licensed in other states have the authority to practice in SD based on an active license in another state. They do not need to gain another license in SD. The Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners recommends that if you are utilizing the services of one of the professionals licensed in other states that you verify the licensure status of that individual (License verifications)… Physicians and Surgeons (SDCL 36-4), Physicians Assistants (SDCL 36-4A)…

Last Source Review: 10/28/2020
Last Updated: 10/28/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/12/2020
Source: State of Tennessee Executive Order by the Governor
COVID-19 Information: Tennessee Department of Health

Summary

  • Status: Active, currently scheduled to expire October 30
  • The provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-11-201(20), are hereby suspended to the extent necessary to allow health care professionals who would otherwise be subject to licensing requirements to provide localized treatment of patients in temporary residences. ”The relevant provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Titles 63 and 68, and related rules are hereby suspended to the extent necessary to give the Commissioner of Health the discretion to allow a health care professional who is licensed in another state, and who would otherwise be subject to the licensing requirements under Title 63 or Title 68, to engage in the practice of such individual’s profession in Tennessee, if such individual is a health care professional who is assisting in the medical response to COVID-19, including treating routine or other medical conditions. The Commissioner of Health shall provide the requisite form for practicing under this Paragraph on the Department of Health’s Health Professional Boards webpage.”
  • Re: renewals – Rules are hereby suspended to the extent necessary to extend the current expiration dates for health care professionals and facilities to renew their license, certificate, or registration set to expire between March 12, 2020, and the date on which this Order terminates for three (3) months, during which time the holder of each license, certification, or registration may continue to legally operate or practice their profession.
  • The relevant provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Titles 63 and 68, and related rules are hereby suspended to the extent necessary to give the Commissioner of Health the authority to grant a license, certificate, or registration to a healthcare professional, who has been out of practice for a period of time without requiring that individual to demonstrate continued competency or submit to an interview before a licensing board or other licensing authority, provided that the individual satisfies all other requirements for licensure, certification, or registration.

Last Source Review: 10/28/2020
Last Updated: 11/10/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/14/2020
Source: Office of the Texas Governor | Greg Abbott
COVID-19 Information: Texas Health and Human Services

Summary

  • Status: Active, until the end of the Texas State of Emergency.
  • Emergency Visiting Practitioner Temporary Permit is valid for no more than thirty (30) days from the date the physician is licensed or until the emergency or disaster declaration has been withdrawn or ended, whichever is longer.
  • Gov. Abbott directed the Texas Medical Board (TMB) and the Texas Board of Nursing (TBN) to fast-track the temporary licensing of out-of-state physicians, physician assistants, certain retired physicians, nurses, and other license types.
  • The TMB is allowing out-of-state physicians to obtain a Texas limited emergency license via two options: (1) hospital to hospital credentialing or (2) the issuance of an emergency license based on written verification of a physician licensed in Texas.
  • In accordance with Section 418.171 of Texas Government Code, any out-of-state nurse may practice in Texas for the purpose of rendering aid, provided the nurse holds a current license in good standing in their home state. Therefore, any out-of-state nurse with a license in good standing is not required to hold a Texas license in order to practice nursing in a disaster relief effort operation setting.
  • Re: renewals – For current license holders, the Texas Medical Board (TMB) will automatically extend any medical licenses expired or set to expire between February 28, 2020 and May 31, 2020 until August 31, 2020 and waive any late fees.
  • Texas resident retired physicians seeking a return to active status whose license has been placed on official retired status for less than two years are encouraged to apply for licensure to help during the pendency of this disaster. The retired status exempts physicians from the registration process, registration fee, and CME. The following restrictions apply to physicians whose licenses are on retired status: (1) the physician cannot engage in clinical activities or practice medicine in any state, (2) the physician cannot prescribe or administer drugs to anyone, nor may the physician possess a Drug Enforcement Agency controlled substances registration; and (3) to be eligible for retired status, a physician’s license cannot be under investigation, under a Board order, or be otherwise restricted.

Last Source Review: 10/28/2020
Last Updated: 11/10/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/6/2020
Source: Governor of Gary Herbert
COVID-19 Information: Utah Government 

Summary

  • Status: Active, until end of Utah State of Emergency, currently ongoing per October 14 order.
  • A nurse with valid license in another U.S. state or territory without restrictions or conditions may practice in Utah for the duration of the declared emergency by obtaining a DOPL Time-limited Emergency License. This license expires upon the earlier of 180 days, 30 days from the end of the declared emergency, or upon 10 days’ notice from DOPL.
  • A physician who is licensed and lawfully practicing medicine in another U.S. state or territory without restrictions or conditions may practice in Utah for the duration of the declared emergency by obtaining a DOPL Time-limited Emergency License. Time-limited Emergency Licenses expire upon the earlier of 180 days, 30 days from the end of the declared emergency, or upon 10 days’ notice from DOPL. All fees are waived.
  • An individual serving in the U.S. armed forces, the U.S. Public Health Service, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, or other federal agency may practice in Utah as a part of employment with that federal agency if the individual holds a valid license to practice issued by any other state or jurisdiction recognized by the division. No DOPL application or registration is required.
  • A military spouse who has been relocated to Utah by military orders and has an active license in good standing from another state, may practice in Utah within the scope of their license. No DOPL application or registration is required.
  • Healthcare professionals who do not hold a current Utah license may work in Utah within their scope of practice under the following temporary emergency exemptions and other existing exemptions. See Utah Code §§ 58-1-307 and 58-81-101 et. seq.
  • If a healthcare professional’s former Utah license to practice expired or lapsed while in good standing, the professional may obtain expedited licensure in their profession by submitting a regular application for renewal or reinstatement of licensure.
  • Many other healthcare professionals who were formerly licensed in Utah or in another U.S. state or territory, whose license was unrestricted and in good standing, may apply for a volunteer health care practitioner license to work exclusively as a volunteer at a qualified location (clinic, hospital, church, etc.). These professionals would work under a delegation of service agreement with an actively licensed supervising professional.

Last Source Review: 10/28/2020
Last Updated: 11/10/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/13/2020
Source: State of Vermont Executive Department Order No. 01-20, Vermont Legislature
COVID-19 Information: Vermont Public Health Responses – Disease Outbreaks

Summary

  • Status: Active until March 31, 2021 per VT H. 960
  • Vermont State Statutes, during a state of emergency, allow applicants who are coming in to assist with the emergency, with a temporary license that is valid for 90 days, renewable every 90 days until the state of emergency is over.
  • Out-of-state licensed individuals can practice in Vermont
  • MDs, physician assistants, and podiatrists who meet all the criteria below can be deemed to be licensed to practice in Vermont for practice in the following circumstances: (1) Providing remote services by telemedicine (note that this refers to “telemedicine” in a generic sense, following the guidance in the emergency law and advisories issued by Vermont agencies and federal authorities). (2) As part of the staff of a licensed facility in Vermont.
  • Deemed License for Vermont Retirees: those who retired from practice within the last 3 years and let their license lapse are also eligible to practice under the “deemed” framework… limited to telemedicine or to practice with the staff of a licensed facility in Vermont. Your license must have been in good standing when you retired and not have subsequently been subject to discipline.
  • Those who do not qualify to be deemed licensed may apply for an emergency license. There is no fee for an emergency license and the process to apply involves much less than our normal licensing process. Emergency licenses will be valid for 90 days or the duration of the declared emergency, whichever is shorter, but may be reissued. The groups who would need to get an emergency license (because they cannot be deemed licensed) are:… (2) Retirees who retired more than 3 years ago but less than 10 years ago. All retirees who fall into this group must obtain an emergency license in order to practice.
  • The legislature passed emergency legislation that was signed by Governor Scott on March 30, 2020 that allows retired Vermonters and those with expired licenses to return to the workforce to help in a state of emergency… [until] March 31, 2021.
  • VT H. 960, which was signed into law on July 6, ensures that physicians licensed out-of-state will be able to practice in-person or provide telemedicine or to Vermont residents until March 31, 2021

Last Source Review: 10/28/2020
Last Updated: 11/10/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/12/2020
Source: Commonwealth of Virginia Office of the Governor
COVID-19 Information: Virginia Department of Health – COVID-19 in Virginia

Summary

  • Status: Active until further notice.
  • Gov. waives the requirements for submission of a fee and evidence of continuing education to reinstate or reactivate a license for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and License Nurse Practitioners who held an unrestricted, active license issued by the Board within the past four years.
  • Out-of-state health practitioners licensed and in good standing shall be deemed to be an active license issued by VA. Hospitals, Facilities, etc., must submit to the applicable licensing authority each out-of-state practitioner’s information within a reasonable time of arrival.
  • Hospitals, licensed nursing facilities, dialysis facilities, physicians’ offices, and other health care facilities in Virginia must notify DHP prior to, or within a reasonable time after employing or engaging an out-of-state healthcare practitioner
  • Health care practitioners with an active license issued by another state may provide continuity of care to their current patients who are Virginia residents through telehealth services. Establishment of a relationship with a new patient requires a Virginia license
  • Existing Virginia code provides that “The board may grant an exemption for all or part of the requirements for circumstances beyond the control of the licensee, such as temporary disability, mandatory military service, or officially declared disasters.” If the licensee is unable to complete all of the required 60 hours of CME due to the COVID-19 crisis, he/she will indicate this at the time of license renewal. The licensee will then be asked to explain the reasons he/she was unable to complete the 60 hours (i.e. canceled courses)
  • COVID-19 – Expedited Licensure: During the declared coronavirus emergency in Virginia, the board of medicine is streamlining its licensing process for the following professions: medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, physician assistant… in addition, the Board already has an expedited licensure by endorsement process for medicine and osteopathy applicants who: 1) Have practiced in another state for 5 years, 2) Are board certified.
    • A. A practitioner whose license has been lapsed for two successive years or more and who requests reinstatement of licensure shall: 1. File a completed application for reinstatement; 2. Pay the reinstatement fee…; and 3. Provide documentation of having completed continued competency hours equal to the requirement for the number of years, not to exceed four years, in which the license has been lapsed.
    • B. An inactive licensee may reactivate his license upon submission of the required application, payment of the difference between the current renewal fee for inactive licensure and the current renewal fee for active licensure, and documentation of having completed continued competency hours equal to the requirement for the number of years, not to exceed four years, in which the license has been inactive.
    • C. If a practitioner has not engaged in active practice in his profession for more than four years and wishes to reinstate or reactivate his license, the board may require the practitioner to pass one of the following examinations…

Last Source Review: 10/28/2020
Last Updated: 11/10/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/11/2020
Source: Washington D.C. Office of the Mayor
COVID-19 Information: Washington State Department of Health

Summary

  • Status: Active
  • Out-of-state healthcare workers in good standing can work in Washington DC
  • Any healthcare provider who is licensed in their home jurisdiction in their field of expertise who is providing healthcare to residents of the District shall be deemed temporary agents of the District for the duration of this order (given particular limitations) • The use of telehealth does not eliminate the requirement for licensure. The practice of your healthcare profession occurs where the patient is located, so any practitioner providing telehealth services to patients located in the District of Columbia must be licensed in the District of Columbia by their appropriate licensing board
  • At a press conference [July 15], Mayor Bowser said the state of emergency will likely be extended through early October*

Last Source Review: 10/28/2020
Last Updated: 11/10/2020

Date of Declaration: 2/29/2020
Source: State of Washington | Office of the Governor
COVID-19 Information: Washington State Department of Health

Summary

  • Status – Active throughout COVID-19 emergency per RCW § 70.15.050
  • Under RCW 70.15.050, while an emergency proclamation of the Governor is in effect, a volunteer health practitioner who is licensed in another state may practice in Washington without obtaining a Washington license if he or she is in good standing in all states of licensure and is registered in the volunteer health practitioner system.
  • If volunteers are registered in the volunteer health practitioner system and verified to be in good standing in all states where they are licensed, they may practice in Washington without obtaining a Washington license once activated and assigned by DOH… Out-of-state practitioners may: (1) Become volunteers via RCW § 70.15 by registering and completing the Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Application; (2) Out of state MDs and DOs that would like an expedited Washington license and to volunteer, may use the Interstate Medical License Compact and become registered under RCW § 70.15.
  • RCW § 70.15.050: “(1) While an emergency declaration is in effect, a volunteer health practitioner, registered with a registration system that complies with RCW 70.15.040 and licensed and in good standing in the state upon which the practitioner’s registration is based, may practice in this state to the extent authorized by this chapter as if the practitioner were licensed in this state…”
  • Re: renewals – The language of each statutory and regulatory provision specified below is hereby waived and suspended in its entirety: Barriers to continued and uninterrupted healthcare practice, including continuing education and other training requirements and license renewal deadlines.
  • Re: renewals – All licenses due to expire between April and September 2020 have been automatically renewed in response to the COVID – 19 pandemic and renewal fees are not due until 1 October 2020 for those renewals.
  • The language of each statutory and regulatory provision specified below is hereby waived and suspended in its entirety: Licensed health profession rules restricting the practice of retired active licensees.
  • WAC 246-919-480 Retired active license. (1) To obtain a retired active license a physician must comply with chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 5, excluding WAC 246-12-120 (2)(c) and (d). (2) A physician with a retired active license may not receive compensation for health care services; (3) A physician with a retired active license may practice only in emergent or intermittent circumstances; and (4) Physicians with a retired active license must renew every two years and must report one hundred hours of continuing medical education at every renewal. Subsections (2) and (4) of this rule are waived beginning on February 29, 2020 of the Governor’s emergency Proclamation 20-05. The waivers will remain in effect until withdrawn by the commission or until the Governor issues a proclamation declaring the termination of the state of emergency declared by Proclamation 20-05, as amended by any subsequent amendatory proclamations, whichever is earlier.

Last Source Review: 10/27/2020
Last Updated: 11/10/2020

Date of Declaration: 4/3/2020
Source: Executive Order 10-20, West Virginia Board of Medicine
COVID-19 Information: Department of Health & Human Resources of West Virginia

Summary

  • Status: Active until the end of the COVID-19 emergency.
  • Executive order waives the “requirement that any person practicing or offering to practice as a RN or APRN have a license issued by the West Virginia Board of Registered Professional Nurses with the exception of those with pending complaints, investigations, consent orders, board orders, or pending disciplinary proceedings and provided the RN or APRN is licensed in another state”
  • Due to the State of Emergency declared by the Governor, physicians and/or physician assistants licensed in another state or who are inactive or retired from West Virginia practice may provide medical care in West Virginia under special provisions during the period of the declared emergency, subject to such limitations and conditions as the Governor may prescribe. Registrants may practice medicine in West Virginia consistent with their scope of practice and the standard of care, and may practice in person or via telemedicine technologies to West Virginia patients. To register, out of state physicians and physician assistants: (1) must hold a valid, permanent, current, and unrestricted license to practice in another state; (2) must not be the subject of a pending or active complaint, investigation, Consent Order, Board Order or pending disciplinary proceeding in any jurisdiction; and (3) must not have not surrendered a license while under investigation or had a license revoked in any jurisdiction.
  • DOs: To maximize the number of healthcare providers available during the State of Emergency declared by Governor Jim Justice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board has developed procedures for emergency temporary permits for the following practitioners: (1) Out-of-State Practitioners: DOs and PAs who have no pending complaints, investigations, consent orders, board orders, or pending disciplinary proceedings and who possess valid, unrestricted medical licensure in another state, district, or territory of the United States… Individuals seeking an emergency temporary permit may not begin practicing in West Virginia until they have received authorization from the Board. Individuals obtaining an emergency temporary permit shall be subject to the Board’s jurisdiction… Emergency Temporary Permits will remain valid until terminated by the Board or the State of Emergency is lifted, whichever occurs first.
  • The following statutory regulations are to be suspended for the duration of the State of Emergency: Requirement that any medical provider, including osteopathic physicians or surgeons, “hold an active, unexpired licensed” issued by the Board of Medicine, with the exception of those with pending complaints, investigations, consent orders, board orders or pending disciplinary proceedings.
  • Inactive and retired physicians and physician assistants are eligible to register if they: (1) were in good standing at the time their West Virginia license became inactive or expired; (2) have participated in active clinical practice within the last five years; (3) no longer hold an active status medical or physician assistant license in any state; (4) are not the subject of a pending or active complaint, investigation, Consent Order, Board Order or pending disciplinary proceeding in any jurisdiction; and (5) have not surrendered a license while under investigation or had a license revoked in any jurisdiction.
  • To maximize the number of healthcare providers available during the State of Emergency declared by Governor Jim Justice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board has developed procedures for emergency temporary permits for the following practitioners: (2) Retired or Inactive Practitioners: DOs and PAs who, at one time, possessed a license issued by the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine which was not revoked by the Board, but who are now retired or in inactive status.
  • The following statutory regulations are to be suspended for the duration of the State of Emergency: Requirement that a person on inactive license status wanting to return to active status must pay a renewal fee

Last Source Review: 10/27/2020
Last Updated:
11/10/2020

Date of Declaration: 3/12/2020
Source: State of Wisconsin Office the Governor
COVID-19 Information: Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Summary

  • Status: Active until 60 days after the end of the COVID-19 emergency, currently scheduled to be the end of October per EO 82.

Last Source Review: 10/27/2020
Last Updated: 11/10/2020

Date of Declaration: Not Available
Source: Wyoming Board of Medicine
COVID-19 Information: State Board of Nursing Wyoming

Summary

  • Status: Active until 45 days after the conclusion of the COVID-19 emergency per 10/23 BOM rule.
  • The practice of any nurse or nursing assistant, currently licensed or certified in another jurisdiction, in the provision of nursing care in the case of an emergency or disaster as declared by the governor.
  • Physicians and Physician Assistants not licensed in WY may qualify to work in WY during the declared public health emergency through the “consultation exemption.” This requires Board and State Health Officer approval.
  • Board has adopted an emergency rule extending the current license expiration date of its licensees from June 30, 2020, to September 30, 2020. Licensed physicians will need to renew their licenses on or before 5:00 pm, September 30, 2020.
  • The Wyoming Medical Board has an emergency temporary permit application on their website for licensed out-of-state medical professionals seeking a temporary, voluntary license
  • New rule from an October 23 BOM meeting: Provide an expedited process for physicians and physician assistants to temporarily reactivate lapsed or inactive licenses during a declared public health emergency. This includes a “tail period” for the reactivation to last 45 days after termination of the public health emergency to ensure continuity of care.
  • New rule from an October 23 BOM meeting: Provide a process for physicians and physician assistants not licensed in Wyoming to practice in the state under the consultation exemption [Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 33-26-103(a)(iv)] during a declared public health emergency. This includes a “tail period” for the exemption to last 45 days after termination of the public health emergency to ensure continuity of care

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