COVID-19

Cross-State Licensing

When telehealth is used, it is considered to be rendered at the physical location of the patient, and therefore a provider typically needs to be licensed in the patient’s state. During COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) many states waived this requirement or provided specific exceptions.  The exceptions that were telehealth specific are listed below. However, the Federation of State Medical Boards is also tracking this issue comprehensively on their website via two charts, one broadly covering licensing exceptions and the other specifically related to telehealth. These policies are temporary and most will expire at the end of the PHE.

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Federal

Last updated 02/28/2021

Health and Human Services: 4th Declaration under the PREP Act:

Health and Human Services: 4th Declaration under the PREP Act: Cross State Licensing for delivering medical countermeasures

STATUS: Active, Expires at end of PHE

HR 688/S 155: Equal Access to Care Act

STATUS: Introduced

HR 708/S 168: Temporary Licensure Reciprocity

STATUS: Pending

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Alabama

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medical Board: Telemedicine/Telehealth Guidelines

STATUS: Active

Medical Board: Telemedicine during

Medical Board: Telemedicine/Telehealth Guidelines

STATUS: Active

Medical Board: Telemedicine during state of emergency

STATUS: Active, April 13, 2021

SB 102: Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact

STATUS: Pending

SB 82: Physical Therapy Licensure Compact

STATUS: Pending

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Alaska

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid: Telehealth Coverage COVID-19 FAQs

STATUS: Active

Business and …

Medicaid: Telehealth Coverage COVID-19 FAQs

STATUS: Active

Business and Professional Licensing: Telehealth and Licensing

STATUS: Active, until national PHE ends

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Arizona

Last updated 02/28/2021

Office of the Secretary of State – Regulatory bulletin announcing

Arkansas

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid: Telemedicine Requirements for Physicians

STATUS: Active, until end of …

Medicaid: Telemedicine Requirements for Physicians

STATUS: Active, until end of Governor’s Executive Order (EO)

Medical Board: Border State Temporary License for Telemedicine

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

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California

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid: Emergency Requirements for Medi-Cal Enrollment

STATUS: Active, until end …

Medicaid: Emergency Requirements for Medi-Cal Enrollment

STATUS: Active, until end of national PHE

Emergency Medical Services Authority:  Out-of-State Personnel

STATUS: Active, for duration of emergency

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Colorado

Last updated 02/28/2021

Office of Governor:  Executive Order to Expand Telehealth & EO Extension

STATUS: Expired

Division of Professions and Occupations:  Information on Telehealth Services

STATUS: Expired

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Connecticut

Last updated 02/28/2021

Office of Governor:  Executive Order  Telehealth Services

STATUS: Active, until …

Office of Governor:  Executive Order  Telehealth Services

STATUS: Active, until end of public health and civil preparedness emergency

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Delaware

Last updated 02/28/2021

Office of the Governor: Declaration of Public Health Emergency

STATUS: …

Office of the Governor: Declaration of Public Health Emergency

STATUS: Active

Department of Health and Social Services: Joint Order on COVID-19

STATUS: Active, until further notice, or end of DE public health emergency or state of emergency

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District of Columbia

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid: Coding for Telemedicine and COVID-19

STATUS: Active, until end …

Medicaid: Coding for Telemedicine and COVID-19

STATUS: Active, until end of DC PHE

Health Regulation and Licensing Administration: Guidance on use of Telehealth in DC

STATUS: Active

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Florida

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid:  Telemedicine Guidance for Medical and Behavioral Health Providers

STATUS: Active, until end of FL State of Emergency

Department of Health:  Emergency Order on Telehealth, Prescribing and Licensing

STATUS: Expired

Department of Health: Telehealth FAQs

STATUS: Active

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Georgia

Last updated 02/28/2021

No Reference Found

No Reference Found

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Hawaii

Last updated 02/28/2021

Office of the Governor: Executive Order (includes telehealth)

STATUS: Active, …

Office of the Governor: Executive Order (includes telehealth)

STATUS: Active, until end of emergency period

Office of Governor:  Executive Order (includes telehealth updated orders)

STATUS: Active, expires Feb. 14, 2021

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Idaho

Last updated 02/28/2021

Board of Medicine:  Administrative Rules Temporarily Suspended

STATUS: Active

Board …

Board of Medicine:  Administrative Rules Temporarily Suspended

STATUS: Active

Board of Medicine: COVID-19 FAQs

STATUS: Active

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Illinois

Last updated 02/28/2021

Division of Professional Regulation: Guidance to Applicants for Mental Health

Division of Professional Regulation: Guidance to Applicants for Mental Health Professional Licensure

STATUS: Active, until end of Disaster Proclamation

Dep. Of Financial and Professional Regulation:  Guidance for Out-of-State Providers and Telehealth

STATUS: Active, until end of Disaster Proclamation

Department of Financial and Professional Regulation: Proclamation and extension of Out-of State Professional Licensure

STATUS: Active, until May 31, 2021

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Indiana

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medical Licensing Board:  COVID-19 Actions

STATUS: Active, until end of …

Medical Licensing Board:  COVID-19 Actions

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

Professional Licensing Agency: COVID-19 Actions

STATUS: Active

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Iowa

Last updated 02/28/2021

Office Of the Governor:  Emergency Proclamation on Telehealth/Telemedicine

STATUS: Expired…

Office Of the Governor:  Emergency Proclamation on Telehealth/Telemedicine

STATUS: Expired

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Kansas

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid: MCO Non-Network Provider Participation Requirements

STATUS: Active, exceptions granted …

Medicaid: MCO Non-Network Provider Participation Requirements

STATUS: Active, exceptions granted until rescinded

Medicaid: Telemedicine Updates in Response to COVID-19

STATUS: Active, exceptions granted until rescinded

Office of Governor: Executive Order on Out-of-State Telemedicine

STATUS: Expired

Office of Governor: Executive Order on Professionals Utilizing Telemedicine

STATUS: Expired

Board of Healing Arts: Guidance on Telemedicine during COVID-19

STATUS: Active, license expires in 90 days if not renewed or 30 days after KS State of Emergency ends

Board of Healing Arts: Telemedicine Practice Form during COVID-19

STATUS: Active

Board of Healing Arts:  Licensure Waiver for Telemedicine Services

STATUS: Active, expires January 26, 2021

SB 137/HB 2066: Out-of-State Providers

STATUS; Introduced

SB 14: Extends PHE & telemedicine requirements

STATUS: Enacted

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Kentucky

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid: COVID-19 FAQs on Telehealth

STATUS: Active, until end of …

Medicaid: COVID-19 FAQs on Telehealth

STATUS: Active, until end of federal PHE

Board of Licensed Professional Counselors: Out-of-State Telehealth Services

STATUS: Active, until end of KY state of emergency.

Board of Licensed Professional Counselors: Telehealth COVID-19 Letter

STATUS: Active

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Louisiana

Last updated 02/28/2021

No Reference Found

No Reference Found

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Maine

Last updated 02/28/2021

Office of the Governor: Emergency Order on Health Care Licensing

STATUS: Active, until termination of Civil Emergency to Protect Public Health

Office of Governor: : Emergency Order related to Health Care and Veterinary Care in Maine

STATUS: Active, until termination of Civil Emergency to Protect Public Health

Office of the Governor: Emergency Order Amending EO 35-Professional Licensing and Veterinary Medicine

STATUS: Active

Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine: COVID-19 Executive Order Summary

STATUS: Active, until termination of Civil Emergency to Protect Public Health

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Maryland

Last updated 02/28/2021

Department of Health: Order Regarding Board of Examiners for Audiology, Hearing Aid Dispensers and Speech Language Pathologists

STATUS: Active, until end of MD State of Emergency

Board of Physicians: Telehealth COVID-19 FAQs

STATUS: Varies

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Massachusetts

Last updated 02/28/2021

Office of the Governor: Cross State Practice via telehealth

STATUS: …

Office of the Governor: Cross State Practice via telehealth

STATUS: Active, until end of MA State of Emergency

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Michigan

Last updated 02/28/2021

Office of the Governor:  Executive Order on Telehealth

STATUS: Rescinded

Office of the Governor:  Executive Order on Telehealth

STATUS: Rescinded

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Minnesota

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid: COVID-19 and Telemedicine

STATUS: Active, until further notice

Office …

Medicaid: COVID-19 and Telemedicine

STATUS: Active, until further notice

Office of the Governor:  Out of State Providers and Telehealth

STATUS: Active, until Peacetime Emergency is terminated

Board of Medicine: Press Release on Governor’s Executive Order for Out of State Providers

STATUS: Active, until Peacetime Emergency is terminated

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Mississippi

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medical Board: Proclamation on Telehealth

STATUS: Expired

Medical Board:  Amended

Medical Board: Proclamation on Telehealth

STATUS: Expired

Medical Board:  Amended Proclamation on Telehealth (Superseded by Proclamation above)

STATUS: Expired

Medical Board: Supplemental Proclamation

STATUS: Active, until end of MS State of Emergency

Medical Board: Emergency License Attestation Form

STATUS: The Board is no longer accepting emergency medical licenses requests due to decreased need.

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Missouri

Last updated 02/28/2021

Department of Insurance:  Provision of Services via Telehealth

STATUS: Expired …

Department of Insurance:  Provision of Services via Telehealth

STATUS: Expired June 15, 2020

Department of Commerce and Insurance: Licensing Waiver

STATUS: Active

Board of Registration of the Healing Arts: COVID-19 FAQs

STATUS: Active

Board of Registration of the Healing Arts: Approved Waiver Chart

STATUS: All Waivers are in effect until conclusion of emergency

Board of Registration of the Healing Arts: Waiver Chart

STATUS: Active, until March 31, 2021

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Montana

Last updated 04/30/2021

Office of the Governor:  Montana State of Emergency Executive Order (2-2021)

STATUS: Active, until rescinded

Department of Labor and Industry:  COVID-19 Information for Professional and Occupational Licensees

STATUS: Active

Office of the Governor: Directive Implementing EO 2-2021

STATUS: Active, until the last day of the public health emergency

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Nebraska

Last updated 02/28/2021

Nevada

Last updated 02/28/2021

No Reference Found

No Reference Found

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New Hampshire

Last updated 02/28/2021

Office of Governor: Executive Order on out of state providers and telehealth

STATUS: Active, until end of NH State of Emergency

Medicaid: Telehealth Informational COVID-19 Bulletin (April)

STATUS: Active

Office of Professional Licensure: Telehealth

STATUS: Active, until end of NH State of Emergency

HB 1491: Athletic Trainers and Genetic Counselor Licensure

STATUS: In House

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New Jersey

Last updated 02/28/2021

Div. of Consumer Affairs:  Press Release on telehealth and out-of-state licensing

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 PHE

Department of Consumer Affairs:  Waives certain licensing rules

STATUS: Active, until end of emergency

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New Mexico

Last updated 02/28/2021

No Reference Found

No Reference Found

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New York

Last updated 02/28/2021

No Reference Found

No Reference Found

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North Carolina

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medical Board: Telemedicine FAQs

STATUS: Active

Medical Board: Telemedicine FAQs

STATUS: Active

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North Dakota

Last updated 02/28/2021

Office of the Governor: Telehealth and Licensing Requirements

STATUS: Active, …

Office of the Governor: Telehealth and Licensing Requirements

STATUS: Active, for the duration of the declared state of emergency

Office of the Governor: Licensing Requirements for Hospitals and Health Care Facilities

STATUS: Active, for the duration of the declared state of emergency

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Ohio

Last updated 02/28/2021

No Reference Found

No Reference Found

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Oklahoma

Last updated 02/28/2021

No Reference Found

No Reference Found

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Oregon

Last updated 02/28/2021

Oregon Medical Board: COVID-19 Guidance

STATUS: Active

Oregon Medical Board: COVID-19 Guidance

STATUS: Active

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Pennsylvania

Last updated

Medicaid: Provider Quick Tips Telemedicine Guidelines (Updated April 2020)

STATUS: Active, until end of PA State of Emergency

Medicaid: MCO Memo on Telemedicine Guidance During COVID-19 (Updated April 2020)

STATUS: Active, until end of PA State of Emergency

Department of State:  Authorization for Health Care Professionals to Utilize Telemedicine during COVID-19

STATUS: Active

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Rhode Island

Last updated 02/28/2021

No Reference Found

No Reference Found

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South Carolina

Last updated 02/28/2021

No Reference Found

No Reference Found

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South Dakota

Last updated 04/30/2021

Board of Social Work Examiners: Telehealth COVID-19 Update

STATUS: Active…

Board of Social Work Examiners: Telehealth COVID-19 Update

STATUS: Active

Board of Examiners for Counselors & Marriage and Family Therapists: Telehealth COVID-19 Updates

STATUS: Active

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Texas

Last updated 02/28/2021

No Reference Found

No Reference Found

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Utah

Last updated 02/28/2021

Department of Health: Telehealth Resources

STATUS: Active

Department of Health: Telehealth Resources

STATUS: Active

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Vermont

Last updated 02/28/2021

No Reference Found

No Reference Found

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Virginia

Last updated 02/28/2021

Executive Order: Licensing of Health Care Professionals

STATUS: Expired June …

Executive Order: Licensing of Health Care Professionals

STATUS: Expired June 10, 2020

Executive Order: Extension of Certain Waivers

STATUS: Active, for duration of state of emergency

Board of Psychology:  COVID-19 Information

STATUS: Licensure flexibility expired September 8, 2020

Board of Medicine:  COVID-19 Announcements

STATUS: Active, for duration of state of emergency

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Washington

Last updated 02/28/2021

No Reference Found

No Reference Found

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West Virginia

Last updated 02/28/2021

Board of Medicine:  Emergency Registration to Practice

STATUS: Active, until …

Board of Medicine:  Emergency Registration to Practice

STATUS: Active, until WV state of emergency ends

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Wisconsin

Last updated 02/28/2021

Executive Order: Telemedicine Licensing and Payers

STATUS: Active, for duration …

Executive Order: Telemedicine Licensing and Payers

STATUS: Active, for duration of PHE

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Wyoming

Last updated 02/28/2021

Board of Medicine: Public Health Emergency FAQs

STATUS: Active

Mental …

Board of Medicine: Public Health Emergency FAQs

STATUS: Active

Mental Health Professions Board: Licensing for Telehealth Delivered Care

STATUS: Active, until 30 days after the day the Governor of the State of Wyoming lifts the state of emergency

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