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Nurse Licensure Compact
Western Interstate Nuclear Compact
Emergency Management Assistance Compact
New Mexico

Liability

Title

Profession

Summary

Liability: Use of AED

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An individual, who provides training or supervision regarding the use of an AED, will not be held legally responsible. An individual, who provides emergency care using an AED, will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

License Reciprocity and Liability: During Emergency

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

When an emergency declaration is in effect, an individual, who holds a license, certificate, or permit to practice a professional, mechanical, or other skill, can be credentialed by the Department of Health or Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department to practice the professional, mechanical, or other skill without complying with New Mexico licensure requirements. The individual, if acting within the scope of their official duties, will not be held legally responsible for injury, death, or damage to property. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm or for causing injury, death, or damage while operating a motor vehicle.

Hazardous Materials Volunteer

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An individual, who, voluntarily and at the request of a public official, performs services during a hazardous materials incident, will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. Volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians employed by a fire department can be covered by the fire department’s workers’ compensation, if possible, and can be eligible for state medical coverage. An individual, who volunteers with the Red Cross, will be covered by Red Cross workers’ compensation.

Liability: Public Employee

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

A public or governmental employee acting within the scope of their duty, will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm or for causing injury, death, or damage while operating a motor vehicle.

Good Samaritan Law

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An individual, who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care or assistance at the scene of an emergency, will not be held legally responsible for acting or for failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.

Liability: Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Services Professional,

An EMT, who acts within the scope of their duty, will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm or for causing injury, death, or damage while operating a motor vehicle.

Liability: Providing Shelter

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An individual, who owns property and who, voluntarily and without compensation, allows another to use the property for shelter during an actual or threatened attack, will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

License Reciprocity

Title

Profession

Summary

Displaced Worker Emergency License: Counselor and Therapist

Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a licensed counselor or therapist in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application, and providing any other documents requested by the Regulation and Licensing Department Counseling and Therapy Practice Board. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

License Reciprocity and Liability: During Emergency

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

When an emergency declaration is in effect, an individual, who holds a license, certificate, or permit to practice a professional, mechanical, or other skill, can be credentialed by the Department of Health or Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department to practice the professional, mechanical, or other skill without complying with New Mexico licensure requirements. The individual, if acting within the scope of their official duties, will not be held legally responsible for injury, death, or damage to property. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm or for causing injury, death, or damage while operating a motor vehicle.

Displaced Worker Emergency License: Physician

Physician,

When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a physician in good standing from the affected state or an unlicensed physician, whose application for licensure was pending in the affected state at the time of the emergency, can obtain a federal emergency license, by examination or endorsement, to practice in New Mexico. If possible, they must demonstrate proof of current licensure or application for licensure and must provide any other documents requested by the Medical Board.

Displaced Worker Emergency License: Eastern Medicine Practitioner

Other Medical Professional,

When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a doctor of oriental medicine and an auricular detoxification specialist in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license or certification to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure or certification, completing an application, and providing any other documents requested by the Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

Emergency Temporary License: Pharmacist

Pharmacist,

In an emergency situation, an out-of-state pharmacist, who has an active license and is sponsored by a local pharmacy, can obtain an emergency temporary pharmacist license to practice in New Mexico by submitting an application. They can only practice in the sponsoring pharmacy.

Displaced Worker Emergency License: Landscape Architect

Other Volunteer,

When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a licensed landscape architect in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application, and providing any other documents requested by the Board of Landscape Architects. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

Displaced Worker Emergency License: Athletic Trainer

Other Medical Professional,

When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, an athletic trainer in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application, and providing any other documents requested by the Athletic Trainers Practice Board. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

Displaced Worker Emergency License: Psychologist

Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a psychologist in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application, and providing any other documents requested by the State Board of Psychologist Examiners. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

Displaced Worker Emergency License: Real Estate Appraiser

Other Volunteer,

When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a licensed real estate appraiser in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application, and providing any other documents requested by the Real Estate Appraisers Board. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

Displaced Worker Emergency License: Nursing Home Administrator

Other Volunteer,

When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a nursing home administrator in good standing in the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application, verifying that they were personally or professionally affected by the disaster, and providing any other documents requested by the Nursing Home Administrators Board. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

Displaced Worker Emergency License: Pharmacist

Pharmacist,

When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a pharmacist in good standing in the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application, and providing any other documents requested by the Board of Pharmacy. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

License Reciprocity: Intrastate Mutual Aid

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An individual, who holds a license, certificate, or permit to practice a professional, mechanical, or other skill, is considered fully credentialed to practice the professional, mechanical, or other skill, during a declared emergency or training without complying with local licensure requirements.

Displaced Worker Emergency License: Podiatric Physician

Other Medical Professional,

When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a podiatric physician in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure and residency, completing an application, and providing any other documents requested by the Board of Podiatry. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

Displaced Worker Emergency License: Dental Health Practitioner

Other Medical Professional, Dentist,

When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a dental health practitioner in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license or certification to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure or certification and providing any other documents requested by the Board of Dental Health Care. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

Displaced Worker Emergency License: Interior Designer

Other Volunteer,

When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, an interior designer in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application, verifying that they were personally and/or professionally affected by the disaster, and providing any other documents requested by the Regulation and Licensing Department Counseling and Interior Design Board. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

Displaced Worker Emergency License: Chiropractor

Other Medical Professional,

When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a chiropractor in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application, and providing any other documents requested by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

Displaced Worker Emergency License: Funeral Service Practitioner

Other Volunteer,

When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a funeral service practitioner in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application verifying that they were personally and professionally affected by the disaster, and providing any other documents requested by the Board of Funeral Services. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

Displaced Worker Emergency License: Speech-Language Pathologist, Audiologist, Hearing Aid Dispenser

Other Medical Professional, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a speech-language pathologist, an audiologist, and a hearing aid dispenser in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico, that can last for 6 months, by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application, and providing any other documents requested by the Speech Language Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing Practices Board. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

Displaced Worker Emergency License: Nutrition and Dietetic Practitioner

Other Medical Professional,

When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a nutrition practitioner and a dietetic practitioner in good standing in the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application, verifying that they were personally or professionally affected by the disaster, and providing any other documents requested by the Nutrition and Dietetic Practice Board. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

License Reciprocity: Out-of-State Employee

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

When an emergency declaration is in effect, an out-of-state employee, performing disaster-related work, does not need to comply with New Mexico licensing or registration requirements.

Displaced Worker Emergency License: Social Worker

Social Worker,

When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a licensed social worker in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application, and providing any other documents requested by the Board of Social Work Examiners. This section is limited to up to 6 months after the declaration.

Displaced Worker Emergency License: Physical Therapist

Other Medical Professional,

When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a physical therapist in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application, and providing any other documents requested by the Physical Therapy Board. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

Displaced Worker Emergency License: DEA Controlled Substance Registration

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, an individual, holding a DEA controlled substance registration from the affected state and a temporary license issued by a New Mexico regulatory agency, can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by completing an application and providing any other documents requested by the Board of Pharmacy. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

Displaced Worker Emergency License: Barber, Cosmetologist, Manicurist, Pedicurist, Esthetician, and Electrologist

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer,

When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a barber, a cosmetologist, a manicurist, a pedicurist, an esthetician, and an electrologist in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application, and providing any other documents requested by the Regulation and Licensing Department Counseling and Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

Displaced Worker Emergency License: Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant

Other Medical Professional,

When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, an occupational therapist and an occupational therapy assistant in good standing in the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure and residency, completing an application, and providing any other documents requested by the Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

Scope of Practice

Title

Profession

Summary

Scope of Practice: Journeyman Plumber and Journeyman Gas Fitter

Other Volunteer,

When an emergency declaration is in effect, an individual, who is a fully certified plumber or gas fitter, can employ up to 5 gas pilot relighting technicians.

Scope of Practice: Pharmacist Use of Opioid Antagonist

Pharmacist,

A pharmacist can dispense or distribute an opioid antagonist to an individual at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose, to an individual in a position to assist another who may overdose, or to an overdose prevention and education program.

Emergency Inspections: Authorized Personnel

Other Volunteer, Governmental Public Health Official, Law Enforcement,

An individual, who is authorized by law to make inspections of private property, can enter land or a building immediately and without prior notice to make an emergency search, if failing to do so would be dangerous to public health or safety.

Workers' Benefits

Title

Profession

Summary

Workers’ Benefits: Disaster Volunteer

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional, Minor or Student,

When an emergency declaration is in effect, a volunteer emergency responder who provides services can obtain leave from their place of employment for up to 10 days per year. They must attempt to provide notice to their employer and their employer will not demote or discriminate against them in any way as a result of their volunteering.

Hazardous Materials Volunteer

Other Medical Professional, Other Volunteer, Nurse, Physician, Emergency Medical Services Professional, Governmental Public Health Official, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Veterinarian, Dentist, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Mental or Behavioral Health Professional,

An individual, who, voluntarily and at the request of a public official, performs services during a hazardous materials incident, will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. Volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians employed by a fire department can be covered by the fire department’s workers’ compensation, if possible, and can be eligible for state medical coverage. An individual, who volunteers with the Red Cross, will be covered by Red Cross workers’ compensation.