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The Board of Registration in Medicine established an Emergency Temporary License Application for out-of-state physicians to assist in meeting the increased demand for physician services in Massachusetts.
10/21/2021
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Wakefield — With the Governor declaring a State of Emergency, the Board of Registration in Medicine 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 was required to 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 "Good standing" shall not include a license that has been revoked, cancelled, surrendered, suspended, or is subject to disciplinary restrictions.

On October 21, 2021, the Board amended Policy 2020-05 to include the following:

  1. The Emergency Temporary License is valid until March 31, 2022
  2. Physicians who have been issued an Emergency Temporary License and who have submitted a Full License application with the Board on or before March 31, 2022, will have their Emergency Temporary License remain active until the Full License application is adjudicated.

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Approved Physician Emergency Temporary Licenses 

Board of Registration in Medicine 

The Board of Registration in Medicine is responsible for licensing, regulation, and discipline of Massachusetts physicians and acupuncturists.
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