Guidance for Healthcare Professionals Not Currently Licensed in Colorado

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Guidance for Healthcare Professionals Not Currently Licensed in Colorado

Dear Healthcare Professional:

The Division of Professions and Occupations has assembled the attached document detailing existing provisions and exemptions that can be used to bolster the healthcare workforce as part of the state’s ongoing efforts to combat the spread of Coronavirus.

This guidance will allow individuals in the healthcare field who hold licenses in other states, who have an inactive license, or who have allowed their license to expire in Colorado to immediately resume work within their scope of practice, provided their out-of-state, inactive or expired license is/was in good standing.

These measures will bolster the workforce’s ability to test, treat and care for patients amid this growing crisis by augmenting the number of qualified professionals while creating the ability to backfill positions, as necessary.

The temporary licensure provisions are part of an emergency directive from Gov. Jared Polis to provide support to a taxed healthcare system.

Healthcare providers who are being called upon to assist in caring for patients, but who are wondering if they can lawfully practice without a current Colorado license, should consider the attached exemptions before resuming work in the field, and should contact the Division with questions.

Please monitor your email for communications regarding any future regulatory measures aimed at combating the spread of COVID-19 in Colorado.


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