U.S. States and Territories Modifying Licensure Requirements in Response to COVID-19

     
State Note Citation
Alabama
  • The Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and the Medical Licensure Commission have adopted emergency administrative rules and procedures allowing for the emergency licensing of qualified medical personnel. These measures will allow physicians and physician assistants who possess full and unrestricted medical licenses from appropriate medical licensing agencies to apply for and receive temporary emergency licenses to practice in Alabama for the duration of the declared COVID-19 health emergency.
    • Re: State of Emergency extension - Gov. Kay Ivey on May 8 extended the formal “public health emergency” for 60 days, beginning May 13.
    Re: renewals - The Board and Commission recognize the difficulty licensees may have meeting the annual continuing medical education requirement in 2020 due to the public health emergency. Consequently, all licensees (MD/DO/PA/AA) are exempt for 2020 from the annual requirement to earn 25 credits for license renewal, and no compliance audit for these 2020 credits will be conducted. Credits earned in 2020 may not be “rolled over” to 2021 to meet the 2022 license renewal requirement.
    • Status Active until the end of the COVID-19 emergency.

ALBME Press Release

Board of Med Guidance

Temporary Emergency
License Requirements

Article re: Extension

ALBME Summer

Newsletter ’20
(renewals)

Temporary License
Application

State Resource Page

Alaska
  • On April 10, Gov. Dunleavy signed SB 241, which says, in part, "... Notwithstanding any other provision of law, during the public health disaster emergency declared by the governor... 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 to respond to the public health disaster emergency. A license expedited under this section expires on the earlier of September 1, 2020; or the date the governor determines… that the public health disaster emergency no longer exists…”
    (J) The board, executive administrator, or the board’s designee may issue an emergency courtesy license… to an applicant who practices medicine or osteopathy… to provide emergency medical or mental health care within the scope and duration of the declared emergency; a courtesy license may be issued… to a person who (1) holds a current unencumbered license to practice as a physician, osteopath, PA… in another jurisdiction… (2) submits a completed application on a form provided by the department, and… in good standing and not under investigation in the jurisdiction in which the applicant resides.
    • Status – Active, until the end of Alaska State of Emergency per AK SB 241.

AK SB 241

Adopted Emergency
Regulations

Medical Emergency
Courtesy License

State Resource Page

Arizona
  • [MDs]: The Arizona Medical Board (AMB) announces the following available temporary emergency licenses for Physicians (MDs) to practice in Arizona and the extension of the time frame for renewal of MD licenses during the COVID-19 State of Emergency: MDs licensed in another state are eligible to apply for temporary licensure in the State of Arizona using the emergency temporary licensure application… All MD temporary emergency licenses expire after 90 days, or at the time the State of Emergency is declared to be over whichever shall occur first.
    Allows ADHS to waive licensing requirements to provide healthcare officials with assistance in delivering services during times of heightened demand.
    The Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, pursuant to the Declaration of Emergency issued by the Governor… may establish… a process for the temporary waiver of the professional licensure requirements necessary for the implementation of any measures… establish requirements for registering providers with out-of-state licenses who will be permitted to provide services in Arizona with out-of-state licenses…
    Re: renewals - A state agency or board that licenses individuals or entities as indicated herein shall: a) Defer requirements to renew licenses that have an expiration date between March 1, 2020 and September 1, 2020 by six months from the expiration date, unless those requirements can be completed online.
    [DOs]: In accordance with Arizona Revised Code, individuals can apply for a temporary license with the Board to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 in Arizona.
    • Status – Active until the end of the COVID-19 emergency.

AMB Guidance

Press Release

Dept. of Health Services
Admin. Order

AZ BOE Press Release

Temporary MD License

Temporary DO License

Executive Order 2020-
17 re: Renewals

State Resource Page

Arkansas
  • Arkansas is party to the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act (UEVHPA), which allows state governments, during a declared emergency, to give reciprocity to other states’ licensees so that covered individuals may provide emergency health services without meeting the disaster’s state’s licensing requirements.
    Re: extension of state of emergency – Arkansas’ governor [Huchinson] is extending the state’s public health emergency for an additional 45 days [until mid-August] as the state continues to see more cases of the coronavirus.
    • Status – Active, currently scheduled to expire in mid-August.

Article re: UEVHPA
Uniform Law
Commission
Article re: Extension
State Resource Page

California
  • Any out-of-state personnel, including, but not limited to, medical personnel, entering California to assist in preparation 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 Government Code section 179.5. 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.
    A medical facility, telehealth agency or staffing agency which desires to utilize medical professionals with out-of-state certifications or licenses during the COVID-19 State of Emergency 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.
    • Status – EMS Authority’s ability to accept out-of-state personnel will be active for the duration of the emergency.

Emergency Declaration

Temporary License
Application

Executive Order N-39-
20

California EMS
Authority Portal

State Resource Page

Colorado
  • A physician or physician in training may temporarily practice without a Colorado license or physician training license under the following provisions of C.R.S. §12-240-107(3): The physician is licensed and lawfully practicing medicine in another state or territory of the United States without restrictions or conditions; does not otherwise have an established or regularly used medical staff membership or clinical privileges in Colorado.
    Re: expired license - A provider with an expired or lapsed license, registration, or certification may operate within a 60-day grace period without being subject to penalties or fines under C.R.S. §12-20-202(1)(e). Note: Medical professionals must be aware of reimbursement and liability concerns beyond the date of license expiration.
    Re: State of Emergency extension – Gov. Polis also extended an Executive Order [August 4] declaring a state of disaster emergency [for 30 days] and providing additional funds for the pandemic response.
    • Status – Active, currently scheduled to expire in early September.

DORA Guidance

C.R.S. §12-20-202

Press Release re:
Extension

State Resource Page

Connecticut
  • [Gov. Lamont] hereby order[s] the temporary suspension for a period of sixty consecutive days, of the requirements of licensure, certification or registration, pursuant to chapters… 370 (Medicine and Surgery)… to allow persons who are appropriately licensed, certified or registered in another state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia, to render temporary assistance in Connecticut within the scope of the profession for which a provider is licensed. Each practitioner must maintain malpractice and other insurance and any entity that engages an out-of-state practitioner to provide services must verify the practitioner’s credentials, insurance coverage and that the practitioner is in good standing in the state he or she holds a license.
    Re: Prescribing Controlled Substances: 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.
    Re: State of Emergency extension – On July 14, Gov. Lamont signed Executive Order 7HHH, which extends the suspension of the requirements of licensure for physicians and PAs for six months [January 14, 2021] unless earlier modified or terminated.
    • Status – Active, currently scheduled to expire January 14, 2021 per EO 7HHH.

Dept. of Health Order

Article re: Out of State
Licensing

Article re: Controlled
Substances

Executive Order 7GG

Executive Order 7HHH

State Resource Page

Delaware
  • Out of state health care providers, including physicians, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, physician assistants, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, practical nurses, professional nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, and nursing assistants with an active license or certification in good standing in any United States jurisdiction are hereby authorized to provide healthcare services in Delaware… All out of state mental health providers with an active license in good standing in any United States jurisdiction… are hereby authorized to provide in-person and telemedicine mental health services in Delaware… 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.
    Re: renewals - License renewal dates will remain the same. License renewal is accomplished on-line and no profession requires licensees to report to the Division in person.
    Re: State of Emergency extension - Governor John Carney [August 5] formally extended the State of Emergency declaration another 30 days to confront community spread of COVID-19,9.
    • Status – Active, until end of Delaware State of Emergency (currently scheduled to expire in early September).

DEMA/DPH Order

DPR Guidance

Press Release re:
Extension

Out of State Medical
Personnel Form

State Resource Page

Florida
  • • [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.

    [DOH EO 20-002] - For purposes of preparing for, responding to, and mitigating any effect of COVID-19, 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 Florida during a period
    not to exceed thirty days.

    Re: Extension of State of Emergency - On June 30, the Florida Department of Health released Emergency Order 20-011, extending Emergency Order 20-002 until the expiration of Gov. DeSantis’ EO 20-52, which was extended by EO 20-166 for 60 days.

    Re: renewals – Gov. DeSantis directed all agencies to suspend for 30 days licensing and registration renewal requirements for existing processional licenses.

    • Status – Active, currently scheduled to expire September 5, 2020, according to EO 20-166.

Executive Order 20-52

DOH EO No. 20-002

DOH EO No. 20-011 (re:
extension)

Press Release re:
renewals

State Resource Page

Georgia
  • • The Georgia Composite Medical Board is authorized to grant temporary licenses to physicians who apply for a temporary medical license and are currently licensed 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 the following: (1) an application for this emergency practice permit, (2) proof of current and unrestricted licensure in another state (3) copy of a valid government-issued photo ID and (4) a current National Practitioner’s Data Bank Report.

    • Re: Extension of State of Emergency - On July 31, 2020, Gov. Kemp signed two executive orders extending the Public Health State of Emergency and existing COVID-19 safety measures… Executive Order 07.31.20.01 extends the Public Health State of Emergency through 11:59 PM on September 10, 2020.

    • Status – Active, currently scheduled to expire on September 10, 2020, according to EO 07.31.20.01.

Emergency Declaration

Med Board Press
Release

Press Release re:
Extension

Emergency Practice
Application

State Resource Page

Guam
  • Licensure of healthcare professionals: Pursuant to… [Guam Code] and in an effort to provide for the health and public safety of our community, healthcare personnel may be appointed to serve for the duration of this public health emergency. All licensing requirements, permits or fees required by law, rule, regulation for healthcare providers are waived and such waiver will continue in effect until the public health emergency terminates.

    To help meet the demand for health care professionals, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero has granted the Guam Board of Medical Examiners authority to approve emergency temporary licenses. These will be granted to health care professionals from the U.S. mainland to assist with the COVID-19 emergency on Guam. Guam Board of Medical Examiners Chairman Dr. Nathaniel Berg said the authority allows the board and the Health Professional Licensing Office to approve temporary licenses for nurses and doctors from other U.S. locations.

Executive Order 2020-
05

Article re: OOS
Licensing

Territory Resource Page

Hawaii
  • Allow out-of-state physicians, osteopathic physicians, and physician assistants…. to practice in Hawaii without a license; provided that they have never had their license revoked or suspended and are hired by a state or county agency or facility, or by a hospital, including related clinics and rehabilitation hospitals, nursing home, hospice, pharmacy, or clinical laboratory.
     
    Re: renewals - The deadline to renew current licenses that expire by June 30, 2020, has been extended to July 31, 2020.
     
    • Status – Active until the end of the COVID-19 emergency, according to the Governor’s Tenth Supplementary Proclamation.

Updated Executive
Order 3/16

HMB Guidance

State Resource Page

Idaho
  • 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 - The Board of Medicine is… delaying all license renewals and supervisory registrations set to expire on June 30, 2020 in Idaho. All licensees and those with supervisory registrations will not be required to renew their license or registration until October 31, 2020.

    • Status – Active until the end of the COVID-19 emergency.

Board of Med Procl.

BOM Guidance re:
Renewals

Application for
Temporary Licensure

State Resource Page

Illinois
  • 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 along-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.

    Re: renewals - The state is automatically extending licenses through the end of September.

    • Status – Active, currently scheduled to expire September 30.

IDFPR Guidance

Out-of-State Practice
Permit

State Resource Page

Indiana
  • [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: (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.

    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.

    • Status – Active for the duration of the public health emergency.

Executive Order 20-05

Executive Order 20-13

OOS License
Verification Waiver

Temporary Healthcare
Professional Registry

State Resource Page

Iowa
  • 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.

    Re: Extension of state of emergency - Governor Kim Reynolds issued an Emergency Proclamation due to COVID-19 extending the following temporary provisions until August 23, 2020

    • Status – Active, currently scheduled to expire August 23.

Board of Med
Emergency Declaration

Emergency Declaration
(3/22)

IMB Announcement re:
Extension

State Resource Page

Kansas
  • The Board is accepting applicants seeking temporary licensure for the purpose of preparing for, responding to, and mitigating any effect of COVID-19. The Emergency Temporary License for the COVID-19 response is available for all health care professions regulated by the Board. Those who hold an emergency temporary license are limited to engaging in the practice of their profession for healthcare services relating to COVID-19 response efforts and/or mitigating any effect of COVID-19. The license will cancel in 90 days, if not renewed, and will automatically cancel 30 days after the declared Kansas state of emergency ends. All license fees will be waived for this license. Requirements are any of: (1) Currently hold a valid, full, active and unencumbered license in another state to engage in the same profession; …. or (3) Currently hold a valid federally active license. Technical violations of the Healing Arts Act or other applicable practice act by healthcare providers that do not endanger or defraud the public, which are committed in the course of good faith COVID-19 response efforts during the Kansas emergency declaration period, will generally not be treated as a disciplinary matter by the Board.

    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.”

    • Status – Active until 30 days after Kansas State of Emergency. (HB 2016 clarifies that emergency licenses can be granted until January 26, 2021).

Updated KSBHA
Guidance (3/20)

KSBHA Guidance (5/28)

Emergency Temporary
License Application

Press Release re:
Renewals

Executive Order #20-19

KS HB 2016

State Resource Page

Kentucky
  • 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…

    • Status - Active, until end of Kentucky State of Emergency.

Board of Med Licensure
Instructions and
Registration Form

Article re: Licensure

KY SB 150

State Resource Page

Louisiana
  • 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.

    • Status – Active, currently scheduled to expire on August 28, 2020, per Proclamation 102-JBE-2020.

Press Release

Proclamation #38

LSBME Page

LA Stat § 412 re: Emer.
Temp. Permits

Emergency Temporary
Application

State Resource Page

Maine
  • [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.

    • Status – Active for the duration of the public health emergency [Governor Mill's Executive Order].

3/20 Executive Order

Executive Order 3/24

[MDs]: Emergency
License Application

[DOs/PAs]: Information
and Emergency License
Application

State Resource Page

Maryland
  • 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 required 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 the 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.

    • Status - Active until the end of Maryland State of Emergency, per March 16 executive order.

Health Care Executive
Order (3/16)

Notice re: CDS
prescription (5/8)

Press release re:
Renewals

Maryland Medical
Assistance Program
Memo (3/27)

State Resource Page

Massachusetts
  • With the Governor declaring the 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, canceled, surrendered, suspended, or is subject to disciplinary restrictions.

    Re: renewals - All physicians whose licenses have or will come up for renewal during the State of Emergency, which was declared on March 10, 2020, shall have their renewal date extended until 90 days after the end of the Emergency.

    • Status - Active, until end of Massachusetts State of Emergency.

BORIM Press Release

Expedited License
Application

DPH Order re:
Expanding Healthcare
Workforce

State Resource Page

Michigan
  • 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 the 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 to 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.

LARA Clarification

Executive Order 2020-
30

Gov. Whitmer Tweet
3/30

Michigan Medical
Volunteer Form

Executive Order 2020-
13

Article re: Rescinding
waivers

Executive Order 2020-
150

State Resource Page

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 providers, 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 the termination of the peacetime emergency… EO 20-46 does NOT require a Board process, such as an application, registration, or verification.

    • Status – Active until the end of the peacetime emergency declared in Executive Order 20-01, per EO 20-46.

Press Release re: OOS
Waivers

Executive Order 20-46

State Resource Page

Mississippi
  • 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.

    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.

    • Status – Active until further notice.

Emergency Declaration

MSBML Guidance re:
OOS Licensing

Emergency Licensing
Form

State Resource Page

Missouri
  • 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 an 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).

    • Status – Active until the end of the COVID-19 emergency.

Missouri DCI Press
Release

Healing Arts COVID-19
Waivers

20 CSR § 2150-2.030

State Resource Page

Montana
  • 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 possess 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.

    • Status – Active until the end of the emergency.

Board of Med Guidance

Executive Order 3/20

MCA § 10-3-118

Temporary License
Application

State Resource Page

Nebraska
  • Additionally, the Governor is temporarily waiving the restrictions on licensed out-of-state medical professionals working in Nebraska. Furthermore, the executive order temporarily suspends the limitations on the number of physician assistants that a physician may supervise. This includes waiving fees for licensing, allowing transfer from state-to-state, waiving renewals, waiving test results before practice, and waiving some FBI checks.

    Re: fees - Initial licensing fees… are deferred.

    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.

    • Status – Active, expires 30 days after the end of the COVID-19 emergency.

Executive Order 20-10

Article re: Waivers

EO 20-10 FAQs

State Resource Page

Nevada
  • 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.

    • Status – Active until the end of the COVID-19 emergency.

Emergency Directive
011

[MDs]: Emergency
License Application

[DOs]: Emergency
License Application

State Resource Page

New Hampshire
  • 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 IIIV 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.

    Re: extension of the state of emergency – Governor Chris Sununu extended the declared State of Emergency until June 5.

    • Status - Active, until the end of New Hampshire State of Emergency.

Emergency Declaration

Exhibit H to EO #29

EO 2020-09

State Resource Page

New Jersey
  • 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 the state of emergency – Gov. Phil Murphy [August 1] extended the pandemic public health emergency for the fifth time. Under law, the emergency declaration has to be extended every 30 days.

    • Status – Active, currently scheduled to expire September 1.

AG Guidance

Temp. License
Application

Article re: Extension

State Resource Page

New Mexico
  • • 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 evidence 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.

    Re: Extension of State of Emergency – This Executive Order shall take effect immediately and shall remain in effect until July 1, 2020 unless renewed or until the Governor rescinds it.

    • Status – Active until gubernatorial rescission.

Emergency Declaration

NM Stat § 12-10-11

Instructions and
Application for
Temporary Licensure

NMMB Guidance re:
Renewals

EO 2020-36 re:
Extension

State Resource Page

New York
  • 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.

    Re: Extension of OOS practitioner waiver – Gov. Cuomo has allowed out-of-state healthcare professionals to practice in the state for an additional 30-day period. This order has been extended by EO 202.32 until June 20.

    • Status – Active, currently scheduled to expire September 11, 2020, per EO 202.56.

Executive Order 202.5

Executive Order 202.27

Executive Order 202.32

State Resource Page

North Carolina
  • [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.

    • Status – Active, expires 30 days after the end of the COVID-19 emergency.

Emergency Declaration

NCMB Statement

NCMB Statement re:
Extension

Emergency Disaster
License Application

State Resource Page

North Dakota
  • 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 telehealthcare, for citizens impacted by COVID-19, subject to identification, verification of credentials and other temporary emergency requirements.

    • Status - Active, until end of North Dakota State of Emergency.

Executive Order 2020-
05.1

State Resource Page

Ohio
  • 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.

    Re: renewals - If a person is required to take action to renew a professional license issued by state agencies and political subdivisions during the period of the COVID-19 emergency, the license is not required to be renewed until 90 days after the COVID-19 emergency expires, or December 1, 2020, whichever is earlier.

    • Status – Active, until the end of Ohio State of Emergency.

Board of Med 3/18
Meeting Minutes

Board of Med Guidance

Board of Med 4/20
Meeting Summary

Article re: Emergency
Licensure

Article re: License
Renewals

State Resource Page

Oklahoma
  • 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 be deemed license to practice in Oklahoma so long as this order is in effect… b) Any medical professional intending to practice in Oklahoma… must receive approval from appropriate Board; c) It is the responsibility of each Board to verify the license status of any applicant… All occupational licenses… shall be extended so long as this Order is in effect. All occupational licenses extended during this Order will expire fourteen days following the termination of this Order.

    • Status – Active, expires 14 days after the termination of the state of emergency per EO 2020-07.

Amended EO 2020-07

[MDs]: Application for
Emergency Licensure

[DOs]: Emergency
Temporary License
Application

EO 2020-20

State Resource Page

Oregon
  • 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]

    • Status - Active, until end of Oregon State of Emergency.

Article re: Emergency
Volunteers

Board of Med Guidance

Med Board Press
Release


OAR 847-010-0068

Emergency
Authorization
Application

State Resource Page

Pennsylvania
  • 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.

    Re: Extension of State of Emergency – Gov. Wolf on June 3 renewed the 90-day disaster declaration he originally signed on March 6 following the announcement of the first two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the commonwealth. The declaration was set to expire on June 4. The emergency disaster declaration provides for increased support to state agencies involved in the continued response to the virus and recovery for the state during the reopening.

    • Status - Active, until end of Pennsylvania State of Emergency.

PA Dept. of State
Guidance

Article re: Extension

[DOs]: Short Term
License Application

State Resource Page

Puerto Rico
  • • Existing PR law holds that “The Board may grant a provisional license to any physician who legally practices medicine in other state[s] or jurisdiction[s], contingent upon the request by the physician to the Board and on condition that the physician comes to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to assist in emergency services during a disaster, as authorized by the Department of Justice. The Department of Health shall approve regulations to such effect.” (P.R. Laws tit. 20, § 133g)

P.R. Laws tit. 20, § 133g

Territory Resource Page

Rhode Island
  • 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, Dieticians/Nutritionists, PNs, RNs, APRNs, nursing assistants, and nursing students.

    • Status – No waivers for out-of-state physicians.

Article

Emergency Application

State Resource Page

South Carolina
  • 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.

    • Status – Active, until the end of South Carolina State of Emergency.

Med Board Guidance
BME Order
Temporary License
Application
State Resource Page

South Dakota
  • Pursuant to [S.D. Code], [Gov. Noem] will grant full recognition to the licenses held by a professional by any compact member state, in accordance with the Uniform Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) should those facilities require additional professionals to meet patient demand during the COVID-19 emergency, whether in-person or by remote means.

    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)…

    • Status – Active, until end of South Dakota State of Emergency.

Executive Order 2020-
07

SDMOE Guidance

State Resource Page

Tennessee
  • 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 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.

    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.

    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.

    Re: Extension of State of Emergency - Tennessee Governor Bill Lee [on June 29] signed Executive Order No. 50 to extend the State of Emergency related to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic to August 29, 2020.… Executive Order No. 50 extends previous provisions that:… Out-of-state health care providers may practice in Tennessee.

    • Status – Active, currently scheduled to expire August 29, 2020 per EO 50.

Emergency Declaration

Emergency License
Application

Executive Order #15
(Re: renewal)

Press Release re:
Extension

State Resource Page

Texas
  • 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.

    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.

    • Status – Active, until the end of 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.)

Article re: Licensing

TMB Guidance

Article re: Expedited
Licensing Details

Article re: Renewals

Visiting Practitioner
Permit

State Resource Page

Utah
  • 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.

    • Status – Active, until end of Utah State of Emergency. 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.

DOPL Guidance

Emergency License
Application

Utah Code § 58-1-307

State Resource Page

Vermont
  • Special provisions for the COVID-19 public health emergency have been passed to facilitate practice in Vermont by healthcare professionals who are not licensed in Vermont. This sets forth information for physicians (MD), physician assistants, and podiatrists. There are two different paths available to be able to practice during the emergency, “deemed” and “emergency”, both are expedited and free. [Note: Out of state practitioners practicing in person can only apply for the emergency license.]

    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 maybe reissued. The groups who would need to get an emergency license (because they cannot be deemed licensed) are: (1) Holders of full licenses in other states who plan to practice in Vermont and who will not limit their practice exclusively to telemedicine or practice on the staff of a licensed facility. To be eligible for an emergency license all licenses held must be in good standing and you must not be subject to professional disciplinary proceedings in any other US jurisdiction (license is not suspended, revoked, or subject to limitations or conditions as result of a disciplinary action, or formal charges issued. Notice only of an investigation is not disqualifying.)

    VT H. 960, which was signed into law on July 6, ensures that physicians licensed out-ofstate will be able to practice in-person or provide telemedicine or to Vermont residents until March 31, 2021.

    Status – Active until March 31, 2021 per VT H. 960.

Med Board Guidance

Emergency License
Portal

Article re: Extension

VT H. 960

State Resource Page

United States Virgin Islands
  • USVI is a party to the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act (UEVHPA), which allows state governments, during a declared emergency, to give reciprocity to other states’ licensees so that covered individuals may provide emergency health services without meeting the disaster’s state’s licensing requirements.

Article re: UEVHPA
Uniform Law
Commission
Territory Resource Page

Virginia
  • In response to Governor Northam’s declared state of emergency regarding COVID-19, and as authorized by Executive Order 42, a license issued to a health care practitioner by another state, and in good standing with such state, shall be deemed to be an active license issued by the Commonwealth to provide health care or professional services as a health care practitioner of the same type for which such license is issued in another state, provided such health care practitioner is engaged by a hospital, licensed nursing facility, or dialysis facility in the Commonwealth for the purpose of assisting that facility with public health and medical disaster response operations. Hospitals, licensed nursing facilities, and dialysis facilities must submit to the applicable licensing authority each out-of-state health care practitioner’s name, license type, state of license, and license identification number within a reasonable time of such healthcare practitioner arriving at the applicable health care facility in the Commonwealth.

    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.

    • Status – Active until further notice.

Board of Medicine
Guidance

Executive Order #42

State Resource Page

Washington
  • 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.

    • Status – Active throughout COVID-19 emergency per RCW § 70.15.050 “While an emergency declaration is in effect, a volunteer health practitioner, registered with a registration system… 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.”

Medical Commission
Guidance

Emergency Volunteer
Health Practitioners
Application

RCW § 70.15.050

Proclamation 20-32

WMC Summer 2020
Newsletter (re:
renewals)

State Resource Page

Dist of Col
  • The District of Columbia is in immediate need of certain out of state healthcare providers to address the above concerns. However, the regular timeline for licensure and credentialing will significantly impede the ability of out of state providers to come to the District of Columbia and provide healthcare services… It is in the best interests of District residents that licensure requirements be waived during the period of this public health emergency to practitioners who are… properly licensed and in good standing in their home jurisdictions… the healthcare provider is only providing healthcare services to individuals at a licensed healthcare facility in the District of Columbia… It shall be the responsibility of any healthcare facility utilizing the services of a temporary agent to verify the credentials and license status to ensure they are in compliance with this Order.

    Re: Extension of State of Emergency - At a press conference [July 15], [Mayor] Bowser said the state or emergency will likely be extended through early October.

    • Status – Active, currently scheduled to expire in early October.

Waiver of Licensure
Requirements

Press Release re:
Extension

Resource Page

West Virginia
  • 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.

    • Status – Active until the end of the COVID-19 emergency.

Board of Med Guidance

[MDs]: Registration for
Emergency Practice

Osteopathic Board
Guidance

[DOs]: Emergency
Temporary Permit

West Virginia Proposed
Emergency Rules

State Resource Page

Wisconsin
  • Any health care provider with a valid and current license issued by another state may practice under that license and within the scope of that license in Wisconsin without first obtaining a temporary or permanent license from the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS), so long as the following conditions are met: 1. The practice is necessary for an identified health care facility to ensure the continued and safe delivery of health care services; 2. The health care provider is not currently under investigation and does not currently have any restrictions or limitations placed on their license by their credentialing state or any other jurisdiction; 3. The identified health care facility's needs reasonably prevented in-state credentialing in advance of practice; 4. The health care provider practicing under this section must apply for a temporary or permanent health care license within 10 days of first working at a health care facility in reliance on this Section; and 5. The health care facility must notify DSPS… Any temporary license… that has been granted to a health care provider… shall remain valid for 30 days after the conclusion of the declared emergency, including any extensions.

    Re: renewals- On April 15, Gov. Evers signed AB 1038, which, among other things, grants healthcare providers a license renewal grace period through the 60th day after the conclusion of the COVID-19 emergency.

    • Status – Active until 30 days after the end of the COVID-19 emergency.

Executive Order #16

AB 1038

State Resource Page

Wyoming
  • Physicians and physician assistants not licensed in Wyoming may qualify to work here during the declared public health emergency through the “consultation exemption.” If approved to do so, the physician or physician assistant is considered to be “consulting” with the State Health Officer. The exemption from licensure, if approved, will be valid until the earlier of the end of the Public Health Emergency or the termination by the State Health Officer of the physician’s or physician assistant’s “consultation.” Current, full and unrestricted licensure in at least one U.S. jurisdiction or country is required. The exemption is not automatic, requires the approval of the Board of Medicine and the State Health Officer, and does not apply to all physicians and physician assistants.

    Re: renewals - Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Wyoming Board of Medicine has adopted an emergency rule extending the current license expiration date of its licensees from June 30, 2020, to September 30, 2020.

    • Status – Active until the end of the COVID-19 emergency.

Board of Med Guidance

Emergency Licensure
Application

Board of Med Guidance
re: Renewals

State Resource Page

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