Effective Now Until June 30, 2023
Until June 30, 2023, the following providers in another state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia, that provide telehealth services pursuant to his or her authority under any relevant order issued by the Commissioner of Public Health, and maintains professional liability insurance or other indemnity against liability for professional malpractice in an amount that is equal to or greater than that required for similarly licensed, certified or registered Connecticut health care providers, are considered a telehealth provider:
- Physician assistant
- Physical therapist or physical therapist assistant
- Occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant
- Registered nurse or advanced practice registered nurse
- Marital and family therapist
- Clinical social worker
- Master social worker
- Alcohol and drug counselor
- Professional counselor
- Speech and language pathologist
- Respiratory care practitioner
- Behavior analyst
- Genetic counselor
- Music therapist
- Art therapist
- Athletic trainer
Ending on June 30, 2023, any Connecticut entity, institution or health care provider that engages or contracts with a telehealth provider that is licensed, certified or registered in another state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia to provide health care or other health services shall verify the credentials of such provider in the state in which he or she is licensed, certified or registered, ensure that such a provider is in good standing in such state, and confirm that such provider maintains professional liability insurance or other indemnity against liability for professional malpractice in an amount that is equal to or greater than that required for similarly licensed, certified or registered Connecticut health care providers.
Ending on June 30, 2023, the Commissioner of Public Health may temporarily waive, modify or suspend any regulatory requirements adopted by the Commissioner of Public Health or any boards or commissions as the Commissioner of Public Health deems necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the public health for the purpose of providing residents of this state with telehealth services from out-of-state practitioners.
Currently as of August 1, 2021, the Commissioner has issued no temporary waiver to allow providers licensed in another state to practice in Connecticut without a Connecticut license. The previous public health emergency waiver expired on July 20, 2021. Therefore, providers will need to be licensed by the State of Connecticut to provide services via telehealth to a patient located within the state.
SOURCE: HB 5596 (2021 Session) (Accessed June 2021).
Department of Public Health may establish a process of accepting an applicant’s license from another state and may issue that applicant a license to practice medicine in the state without examination, if certain conditions are met.
SOURCE: CT General Statutes 20, Sec. 12. (Accessed June 2021).