In alignment with both New York and Massachusetts, earlier today Connecticut’s Commissioner of the Department of Public Health issued an order (Order) permitting physicians, nurses, respiratory care practitioners, emergency medical services personnel and other health care practitioners who are licensed in another state to provide temporary assistance in Connecticut for a period of 60 days. The Order is subject to the following conditions:
- No practitioner may provide services beyond the scope of practice permitted under Connecticut law relating to the applicable profession;
- Each practitioner must maintain malpractice and other insurance as would be required if the individual was licensed in Connecticut; and
- Any entity that engages an out-of-state practitioner to provide services must verify the practitioner’s credentials, insurance coverage and that the practitioner is in good standing in the state he or she holds a license.