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COVID-19 License Information

Last Updated: April 13, 2020 at 7:45 a.m. EDT

 

As we continue to monitor updates about COVID-19, we hope to keep you up-to-date on the newest changes in licensing, allowing physicians, NPs, PAs and CRNAs to practice across state lines. Click here for our other COVID-19 resources.

State Emergency License? Time Frame? Notes

Alabama

Yes

48 hours

MD, DO, PA- app required, fee waived, and good for 120 days from effective date or until declared emergency has been lifted. Physicians & PA’s will be issued a limited CSR as well to allow for prescribing COVID-19 and SARS-CoV2. The CSR does not allow them to prescribe via telemedicine per the paperwork. Must be licensed in another state. *PA’s are still required to practice under supervision (only deviation allowed is in an emergency situation in affected areas) and must be registered with the board. No changes for NP or CRNA at this time.

Alaska

No

 

 

Arizona MD

No*

See notes

Licensing requirements are being waived for HCPs, but a request to waive license requirements must be submitted and approved on a case by case basis. The boards will meet during the week of 3/23 to review and approve the process for the temp waivers. They will post to the websites (azmd.gov and azpa.gov) when the applications for waiver are available. Waivers will be good until the declared emergency has been lifted.

Arizona  DO

Yes

ASAP

COVID-19 Temp license & Telemedicine w/in the state

Arkansas

Yes

 

Emergency licenses are being issued to medical residents that have completed at least 1 year of residency training & w/written recommendation from program director. Good until 6/5/2020 or until declared emergency has been lifted.

California MD

No

 

Licenses are not being issued, however, permission to temporary practice w/o a license is being granted through EMSA (encompasses medical professionals)

California DO

No

 

Licenses are not being issued, however, permission to temporary practice w/o a license is being granted through EMSA (encompasses medical professionals)

Colorado

Yes

ASAP/Immediate

Expedited licensure for physician residents and nonresidents of CO (includes physicians, nurses, and pharmacists- not clear about CRNA, PA, NP)

Connecticut

No

 

 

Delaware

No

 

 

DC

No

 

 

Florida MD

No

 

Out of state HCP’s can provide services unlicensed for 30 days unless this time frame is extended by the State Surgeon General. Includes Telemed

Florida DO

No

 

Out of state HCP’s can provide services unlicensed for 30 days unless this time frame is extended by the State Surgeon General. Includes Telemed

Georgia

Yes

ASAP

Physicians, PA’s, & APP’s. Good for 90 days or until state of emergency lifted

Hawaii

Yes*

 

*Mandatory 14 day quarantine for anyone traveling into the state* They have a license already put in place for shortages and public emergencies – physician only

Idaho

Yes

ASAP

The board does not have anything posted on their website, however, multiple articles online indicating they will be doing this for all HCP’s.

Illinois

Yes

ASAP

This is not a license, but temporary permission to practice permit- includes MD/DO, PA, NP, CRNA, RN. Must submit form via email, no fee, and good until 9/30/2020. No change in tele-health regulations, but they are working on it.

Indiana

No

 

 

Iowa

No

 

MD/DO, Nursing, & PA w/licenses lapsed/expired or inactive within the last 5 years are not prohibited from practice during the duration of the emergency along with providers w/ out of state licenses (all licenses must be in good standing with no restrictions or limitations). Telemedicine & TeleHealth Service rules are also suspended. No registration or notification to the board required.

Kansas

Yes

ASAP

MD, DO, PA only. The nursing board is not issuing an emergency license or waiving requirements at this time. Temp license is good for 90 days or automatically canceled 30 days after the declared emergency is lifted, fee waived, PCF enrollment still required, must have out of state license or held an active or exempt KS license w/in the last 2 years, felony, licensure action(s), and surrendering a DEA must be disclosed regarding background. *Telemedicine licensure waived for out of state licensees- 1-page waiver form must be submitted to the board

Kentucky

Yes*

ASAP/Immediate

This is not a license, but a registry through the board (no fee). Once registered they can practice in the state for the duration of the emergency. For all health care providers.

Louisiana

Yes

ASAP

Physician & PA

Maine MD

Yes

ASAP

Emergency (100 day) & temp (6 month) licenses- physician only

Maine DO

No

 

 

Maryland

No

 

 

Massachusetts

No

 

RN licenses are being expedited and issued in 1 day.

Michigan

No*

 

State of Emergency License Exemption (all health care providers)- out of state licensees or providers retired within the last 5 years can practice unlicensed for the duration of the declared emergency. *Does NOT allow individuals to prescribe controlled substances unlicensed under this provision*

Minnesota

No

 

Expedited licensure for new physician grads in MN- shortening the 60 day time frame to a few days to issue licenses

Mississippi

No

 

Out of state physicians can do telemedicine in MS w/o a license- must be licensed/in good standing in another state & contact the board for authorization

Missouri

No

 

 

Montana

No

 

 

Nebraska

No*

 

Physicians who are licensed in good standing to practice medicine in another state and who, on an irregular and occasional basis, are granted temporary hospital privileges to practice medicine and surgery at a hospital or other medical facility licensed in this state. APP follow this in addition to be following the APRN Practice Act

Nevada MD

No

 

 

Nevada DO

No

 

 

New Hampshire

No

 

 

New Jersey

Yes

24 hours

Accelerated temp license by reciprocity for MD/DO, PA, NP, CRNA (includes telemedicine). Healthcare provider must have practiced w/in the last 5 yrs, form submitted via email, no fee, and response received w/in 24hrs

New Mexico MD

Yes

ASAP

Physician only- good for 3-15 months for Emergency license. Board has Telemedicine license already available

New Mexico DO

No

 

 

New York

No

 

MD/DO, PA, NP- temporary suspension & modification of Education law and regulations to allow these health care professionals licensed and in current & good standing in any state in the US to practice medicine in NYS w/o civil or criminal penalty related to lack of licensure (Executive Order untili 4/17/2020)

North Carolina

No*

ASAP/Immediate

Out of state applicants can get a temp/emerg license (not volunteer, compensation allowed)- no fee and good for the duration of the declared emergency (the PA will still need to register a supervising physician online, but some of the requirements for the relationship are relaxed). A physician or PA who has inactivated his or her license in the last 24 months can quickly obtain a temp license & can practice for whichever is shorter- 90 days or 30 days from the point the emergency is declared over.

North Dakota

No

 

 

Ohio

Yes

 

Board staff are working 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

Oklahoma MD

No

 

 

Oklahoma DO

No

 

 

Oregon

Yes

ASAP

Physicians & PA’s- can work off another state license in good standing. Must submit authorization application

Pennsylvania MD

No

 

 

Pennsylvania DO

No

 

 

Rhode Island

Yes

ASAP/Immediate

No fee, 90-day temp license & can be extended one time- MD, DO, CRNA, PA, NP

South Carolina

Yes

ASAP

90 day authorization to practice- Physician, PA, and nursing

South Dakota

No

 

 

Tennessee MD

No

 

 

Tennessee DO

No

 

 

Texas

Yes

ASAP

Good for 30 days or until the declared emergency is over. Physician, Physicians on retired status 2yrs or less, PA, and nursing

Utah MD

No

 

 

Utah DO

No

 

 

Vermont MD

Yes

ASAP/Immediate

Good for 90 days and can be renewed, expired licensees can also get a temp license, fee will be refunded- includes DO and Nursing

Vermont DO

Yes

ASAP/Immediate

Good for 90 days and can be renewed, expired licensees can also get a temp license, fee will be refunded- includes DO and Nursing

Virginia

No*

Expedited

Will accept a clear NPDB in place of transcripts, employment verifictions, and license verifications- MD, DO, and PA

Washington MD

No*

ASAP

Must apply to be an Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioner(register w/the system)- more details are determined & provided to each applicant before they work (MD, DO, PA, and nursing)

Washington DO

No*

ASAP

Must apply to be an Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioner(register w/the system)- more details are determined & provided to each applicant before they work (MD, DO, PA, and nursing)

West Virginia MD

No

 

Board is working to streamline the license process during this time- more info to come

West Virginia DO

No

 

Board is working to streamline the license process during this time- more info to come

Wisconsin

No

 

They are reviewing and changes will be made soon- more to come

Wyoming

No

 

Processing as normal, but looking for that to change soon (physician only)