WHA Offers Webinar on New Law Enabling Immediate Practice for Providers from Other States
On Wednesday, May 5, from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m., WHA will host a member webinar to discuss how organizations can use a new permanent statutory change that enables health care professionals licensed in another state to immediately start practice in Wisconsin while they seek approval of their regular license. WHA will also review new Department of Safety and Professional Services application forms to utilize the new temporary license process and note subtle differences between the old forms and the new forms.
During Wisconsin’s COVID response in 2020, Wisconsin intermittently authorized health care providers licensed in another state to immediately begin practicing in Wisconsin. That Wisconsin Hospital
Association (WHA) request for flexibility addressed significant delays in getting health care providers licensed to practice in Wisconsin.
Recognizing the long-term benefit of retaining that policy and addressing licensure delays, WHA proposed legislation to make those COVID licensure flexibilities permanent. That legislation was passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Tony Evers in late March as 2021 Act 10.
The webinar is available to WHA members and is free of charge; however, advance registration is required. Click here
This story originally appeared in the April 22, 2021 edition of WHA Newsletter