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Vol. 64, Issue 42
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Thursday, October 15, 2020

   

DSPS Updates WHA-Requested Temporary Interstate Health Care Licensure Process

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) has updated and clarified the temporary health care professional licensure forms and criteria that enable health care providers currently licensed in other states to immediately begin providing care in Wisconsin. Those application and notification forms can be found at https://dsps.wi.gov/pages/Home.aspx.
 
The updated temporary licensure process is a result of a request by WHA of Governor Evers to reinstate the health care workforce related waivers and orders issued this spring which expired in June. On October 1, Governor Tony Evers issued Emergency Order 2, which largely replicates the previous health care professional licensure orders. Since the October 1 order, WHA has worked with the DSPS to clarify the temporary licensure process and, as a result, DSPS posted updated forms on its website on October 10.
 
WHA has created a summary of Emergency Order 2 and the DSPS temporary licensure process and forms. That summary can be accessed through the WHA Member Log In here
 
If you would like more information, contact WHA General Counsel Matthew Stanford.
 

This story originally appeared in the October 15, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

DSPS Updates WHA-Requested Temporary Interstate Health Care Licensure Process

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) has updated and clarified the temporary health care professional licensure forms and criteria that enable health care providers currently licensed in other states to immediately begin providing care in Wisconsin. Those application and notification forms can be found at https://dsps.wi.gov/pages/Home.aspx.
 
The updated temporary licensure process is a result of a request by WHA of Governor Evers to reinstate the health care workforce related waivers and orders issued this spring which expired in June. On October 1, Governor Tony Evers issued Emergency Order 2, which largely replicates the previous health care professional licensure orders. Since the October 1 order, WHA has worked with the DSPS to clarify the temporary licensure process and, as a result, DSPS posted updated forms on its website on October 10.
 
WHA has created a summary of Emergency Order 2 and the DSPS temporary licensure process and forms. That summary can be accessed through the WHA Member Log In here
 
If you would like more information, contact WHA General Counsel Matthew Stanford.
 

This story originally appeared in the October 15, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter