Changes To Your COVID – 19 Emergency Registry

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Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

To: All COVID - 19 Temporary Registry Holders
Subject: Changes To Your COVID – 19 Emergency Registry
Date: March 21, 2022

On March 19, 2020, Governor Eric Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-05 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This Order, and its various extensions, permitted certain unlicensed healthcare workers to practice under an emergency registry. 

To address Indiana’s ongoing healthcare needs, Governor Holcomb recently incorporated the emergency healthcare registry into law with his signature of House Bill 1003.  Under this new law, the healthcare registry is extended through the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency declared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  This declaration must be updated every 90 days, and was last updated on January 14, 2022.  

What does this mean for your emergency registration?:

  • Unless otherwise notified by PLA, no action is required at this time to preserve your emergency registration.  The emergency registration issued to you under Governor Holcomb’s various Executive Orders is identical to the license issued under House Bill 1003.
  • PLA anticipates the emergency registry will remain valid until at least June 13, 2022.
  • PLA anticipates that it will provide approximately 60 days’ notice before the expiration of the emergency registry.
  • If you have questions regarding the duration of your emergency registration please refer to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 public health emergency declarations at:

***DISCLAIMER*** This notice does not create any rights for licensees or duties for PLA.  Because validity of the emergency registry is entirely dependent upon determinations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, PLA cannot guarantee the duration of the program or timeliness of expiration notices.