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Law Number

HRS 453-3(5)

Summary Title

License Reciprocity: Physician


When a public health emergency declaration is in effect, the Hawaii medical board can issue temporary licenses to physicians and osteopathic physicians who are licensed in another jurisdiction of the U.S.

Full Title

Limited and temporary licenses

Full Text

The Hawaii medical board shall issue a limited and temporary license to an applicant who has not been examined as required by section 453-4, and against whom no disciplinary proceedings are pending in any state or territory, if the applicant is otherwise qualified to be examined, and upon determination that: (5) A public emergency exists, and that the applicant has been duly licensed as a physician or osteopathic physician by written examination under the laws of another state or territory of the United States. A limited and temporary license issued hereunder shall only be valid for the period of the public emergency.