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Law Number

Conn Gen Stat 19a-131j(a)

Summary Title

License Reciprocity: Public Health Emergency


When a public health emergency declaration is in effect, the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health can issue an order to allow out-of-state licensed emergency medical service personnel, physicians, physical therapists, nurses, nursing assistants, respiratory care practitioners, psychologists, professional counselors, dietitians, nutritionists, embalmers, funeral directors, sanitarians, asbestos contractors, and pharmacists to practice in Connecticut if they work within their scope of practice while aiding in the public health emergency. The order cannot not be active for more than 60 consecutive days.

Full Title

Temporary suspension of licensure, license renewal and inspection requirements upon declaration of a civil preparedness emergency or public health emergency

Full Text

(a) The commissioner may issue an order to temporarily suspend, for a period not to exceed sixty consecutive days, the requirements for licensure, certification or registration, pursuant to chapters 368d, 370, 376, 378, 378a, 381a, 383 to 383c, inclusive, 384d, 385, 395, 400a, 400j and 474, to allow persons who are appropriately licensed, certified or registered in another state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia, to render temporary assistance within the scope of the profession for which a person is licensed, certified or registered, in managing a public health emergency in this state, declared by the Governor pursuant to section 19a-131a. Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit a person to provide services beyond the scope allowed in the chapter specified in this section that pertains to such person’s profession.