In response to Executive Order 20-13, which expanded those who are able to provide health care services in Indiana in response to the public health emergency, the Indiana Public Licensing Agency (“IPLA”) has created a registry for individuals who do not hold a valid license to practice in Indiana but can be mobilized to help fight COVID-19 through temporary permits to practice. The registry is open to out-of-state health care providers, retired health care professionals, and recent graduates of accredited medical, nursing, physician assistant, and respiratory care programs, as follows:
- Out-of-State Health Care Providers: All health care providers who hold a valid license to practice in another state may utilize the registry. Their license to practice must be currently active. Their license to practice must be similar to the practice they will be providing in the State of Indiana, and they must attest that their license has not been revoked or
- Retired Health Care Professionals: Any health care professional, whether in-state or out-of- state, who had an active license in a health care field in the past five (5) years may utilize the registry. Their recent license to practice must be similar to the practice they will be providing in the State of Indiana, and they must attest that their license was not revoked or
- Current or Recently Graduated Medical Students: If a medical student is in their last semester of, or has graduated in the past ninety (90) days from, a four (4) year program from an accredited medical school, they may utilize the registry and be granted a temporary, limited scope license which allows them to practice under the direct supervision of a licensed
- Recent Graduates of Nursing, Physician Assistant, or Respiratory Care Programs: All recent graduates of an accredited nursing, physician assistant, or respiratory care program should submit their initial application for full licensure with IPLA and provide a copy of their Certificate of Completion of the program. The applicant must have a pending licensure application in order to utilize and be included on the
An individual who utilizes the registry may obtain temporary authorization to provide health care services in Indiana for an initial period of 90 days, which may then be renewed for 30-day increments. Once the public health emergency expires or is otherwise withdrawn, the temporary licenses issued will expire, and all existing application procedures must be followed, such as taking the appropriate licensure exam and passing a criminal background check.
IPLA’s COVID-19 Temporary Health Care Provider Registry can be found here and will be updated each day at 7:45 AM EST. Specific instructions to register are as follows:
- Go to in.gov.
- If you have an existing MyLicense Account and know your ID and Password, login
- If you do not have an existing MyLicense Account or you do not remember your login information, click Register a Person on the left-hand menu and then use the Person Search function.
- You can enter your Date of Birth and SSN to search for an existing
- If a record is found, your information will be populated. You can create a Login ID, Password, and Security Question and Answer and then click
- If no record is found, you can enter your information and then click
- Click Initial Application on the left-hand
- Select COVID-19 Emergency
- Select the desired Type and Obtained By Method to begin your