Expedited Temporary Emergency Physician/Assistant to Physician Licenses
Effective Aug. 25, 2021, the Board and Commission adopted emergency rules providing for the issuance of emergency licenses to physicians licensed in other states who may assist with the state public health emergency declared by the Governor on Aug. 13. 2021, by treating patients within an inpatient unit, emergency department, or other acute care unit located within a general acute care hospital, a critical access hospital, or a specialized hospital licensed as such by the Alabama Department of Public Health.
Applicants are required to provide written verification from the hospital stating that the applicant will provide medical care to patients in inpatient units, emergency departments, or other acute care units and that the facility is providing care to persons suffering from and affected by SARS-CoV-2 and the disease known as COVID-19.
The qualifications for successful applicants are stated in the Emergency Rules.