Many licensees have contacted the Board with a variety of questions regarding COVID-19 as it relates to medical licensure, rules and regulations. Please submit other topics of interest as related to medical licensure pertaining to COVID-19 to AHS.VDHMedicalBoard@vermont.gov
Please note that this applies to only the professions licensed by the Board of Medical Practice (MD, PA, DPM, AA, and RA). Members of professions regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation (e.g., DOs, APRNs, and Naturopaths) should contact OPR.
Deemed Licensure for Health Care Professionals Licensed in Other States
By virtue of Act 4 of 2023, through March 31, 2024, health care professionals who are licensed in another U.S. jurisdiction and in good standing in all states where licensed, and who are not currently subject to disciplinary proceedings in another state or barred from practice in Vermont, are able to practice in Vermont for up to six months without obtaining a license, in the following circumstances:
- Practice as part of the staff of a licensed facility
- Practice at a Federally Qualified Health Center
- Practice as a volunteer with the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
Those who are practicing with the MRC or as staff of a licensed facility or FQHC must have the organization submit to the Board their name, contact information, and locations at which they will be practicing. This authority applies until March 31, 2024, so long as the individual remains in good standing in all jurisdictions where licensed to practice, however, for all but those practicing with the MRC, it may be used for only six months.
After relying on this provision for a period of six months the health care professional must obtain a license to continue practice in Vermont. The only exception to the six-month limitation is for those who limit practice to the MRC. The provisions of Act 4 of 2023 that allow practice without a license as described above are at pages 5 through 8 of the law.