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Important Information Regarding Limited Licensing During the State of Emergency

The Board has established processes to expedite requests to meet healthcare needs during the State of Emergency.

Emergency Limited License for Medical School Graduates

In response to the COVID-19 State of Emergency the Board is making available an Emergency 90 Day Limited License for medical school graduates who received an appointment as an intern, resident or fellow at a Massachusetts health care facility or in a training program approved by the Board.  To qualify for an Emergency 90 Day Limited License, the program or health care facility will be required to submit the attached application which will be filled out by the resident.  If approved, the resident will be issued an Emergency 90 Day Limited License, to begin on the program start date.  The Emergency Limited License will ensure that the intern, resident, or fellow is providing support to health care facilities and training programs during this crisis while maintaining applicants are appropriately screened. Please note, the Emergency 90 Day Limited License will expire by operation of law after 90 days.  Please note further that this Emergency 90 Day Limited License is a temporary measure in response to the State of Emergency to insure that trainees may start their program as scheduled, and is not a substitute for the regular Limited License process.

If the application for the Emergency 90 Day Limited License is not approved, the program or health care facility will be required to submit a Limited License application in the ordinary course.   For those residents who do not qualify for an Emergency 90 Day Limited License, please submit a completed application as soon as possible so that the application can be considered prior to the start date.

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