What are the Current Modifications, Suspensions, and Extensions to Medical Practices and Licenses?

To better protect Connecticut residents against COVID-19, Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 14D on Friday, January 7, 2022, allowing for continued provisions around medical practices and facilities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The order states that the following provisions for healthcare personnel and practices can be implemented:

  • Enabling greater flexibility for the Certificate of Need process, allowing increased bed capacities for the treatment of COVID-19 more efficiently.
  • Modification of statutes enabling healthcare graduates to practice prior to obtaining licenses for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Extending temporary permits for critical healthcare workers (such as respiratory care practitioners) and easing supervision requirements for physician’s assistants and advanced nurse practitioners.
  • Allowing participation in resident physician assistant programs prior to permit issuance, providing the hospital documents that the individual will be appointed a resident physician assistant in said hospital and has satisfied certain requirements.

For more information, please see Executive Order 14D in full here.