Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

NY CLS Educ 6908(e)

Summary Title

License Reciprocity: Nurse


When an emergency declaration is in effect, an out-of-state licensed nurse or practical nurse who is recruited by the American National Red Cross or a state civil defense organization to provide emergency services can provide services within New York without holding a New York license.

Full Title

Exempt Persons

Full Text

e. As prohibiting or preventing the practice of nursing in this state during an emergency or disaster by any legally qualified nurse or practical nurse of another state, province, or country who may be recruited by the American National Red Cross or pursuant to authority vested in the state civil defense commission for such emergency or disaster service, provided such person does not represent or hold himself or herself out as a nurse or practical nurse registered to practice in this state;