Emergency Medical License Expiration Extended
The Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners and Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama each met today in special called meetings to extend the duration of temporary emergency medical licenses to Dec. 31, 2021. The deadline to apply for new temporary licenses remains Oct. 31, 2021. Temporary emergency medical licenses authorize physicians to practice medicine within inpatient units, emergency departments and other acute care units in a licensed hospital.
All temporary emergency medical licenses will expire at 11:59 pm CST on Dec. 31, 2021.
The move addresses the continued need for physicians in Alabama hospitals stressed from the numbers of COVID-19 disease cases. Before taking the actions, the leadership of the Board and Commission consulted with Dr. Scott Harris, State Health Officer, reviewed similar measures in other states, and received input from interested stakeholders.