Governor Eric Holcomb has signed an executive order which extends through the month of March temporary licensing of healthcare workers. EO 20-51 allows individuals, such as medical students and retired nurses and physicians, to practice in Indiana with a temporary license.
The additional medical workers help health care facilities that have been overwhelmed by COVID-19.
The order applies to retired healthcare professionals, certain healthcare students and out-of-state healthcare professionals.
The order also allows properly trained individuals, such as certain paramedics and EMTs and members of the Indiana National Guard, to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Governor also announced that he will be extending the mission of the Indiana National Guard at long-term care facilities through the end of February. In November, the Governor deployed 1,350 Guardsmen to help in the state’s 534 long-term care facilities.
Professionals who are granted a temporary license to provide healthcare services in the state in response to this public health emergency must register with the Professional Licensing Agency. Click here to learn more.