Register for Temporary License
Submit your information to register for a temporary license to provide healthcare services in the State of Indiana. You will either need to create or login to your Access Indiana, single sign-on account. Once logged in, you will select COVID-19 Emergency Registries from the license types. More instructions may be found at the bottom of this page.
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Requirements & Additional Information
On March 19, 2020, Governor Eric Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-05 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This order, and its various extensions, permitted certain unlicensed healthcare practitioners to practice under a temporary license, and established a licensure registry to identify those practitioners whom have been issued this temporary license.
To address Indiana’s ongoing healthcare needs, this temporary license and the licensure registry were recently incorporated into state law under Indiana Code § 25-1-5.7, after Governor Holcomb signed House Enrolled Act 1003-2022 into law. Under this new law, this temporary license and the licensure registry are effective through the duration of the federal public health emergency concerning COVID-19, declared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This declaration must be renewed every 90 days, and was last renewed on January 11, 2023.
What does this mean for your emergency registration?:
- Unless otherwise notified by PLA, no action is required at this time to preserve your emergency registration. The emergency registration issued to you under Governor Holcomb’s various Executive Orders is identical to the license issued under Indiana Code § 25-1-5.7.
- PLA anticipates the emergency registry will remain valid until April 11, 2023.
- PLA anticipates that it will provide approximately 60 days’ notice before the expiration of the emergency registry.
If you have questions regarding the duration of your temporary license, please refer to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ public health emergency declarations concerning COVID-19 at: https://www.phe.gov/emergency/news/healthactions/phe/Pages/default.aspx.
Upon the termination of the federal public health emergency declaration concerning COVID-19, all temporary licenses issued under Indiana Code § 25-1-5.7 will expire, and all existing licensure requirements and procedures must be followed, such as taking the appropriate licensure examination and passing a criminal background check. This temporary license will be open to:
- Out-of-state healthcare practitioners;
- Retired healthcare professionals; and
- Recent graduates of accredited medical, registered nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant, and respiratory care programs.
These individuals who are seeking temporary licensure will be required to submit their information to the registry found above in order to temporarily practice in the state of Indiana during the federal public health emergency concerning COVID-19. For specific requirements for each license practitioner group, please see below.
Practitioner Specific Requirements
Out-of-State Practitioners: All healthcare professionals who hold, or have recently held, a valid license to practice in another state may utilize the registry. Their license to practice must either be currently active or have expired within the last five years. 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 suspended.
Retired Healthcare Professionals: Any healthcare professional who had an active license in a healthcare related field in the past five years which was not revoked or suspended may utilize the registry. 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 suspended.
Recent Graduates of Registered Nursing, Physician Assistant, or Respiratory Care Programs: All recent graduates of an accredited program should submit their initial application for full licensure with PLA 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 registry.
Graduate Pharmacists: All recent graduates of an accredited pharmacy program should submit their initial application for full licensure with PLA 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 registry.
Access Indiana & MyLicense Instructions
- Go to MyLicense.IN.gov
- If you have an existing Access Indiana account, select 'Login to Personal Licensing with Access Indiana'
- If you do not have an existing Access Indiana account, click 'Register for an Access Indiana account' and then use the Person Search function.
- You can enter your Date of Birth and SSN to search for an existing record.
- If a record is found, your information will be populated and then click Register.
- If no record is found, you can enter your information and click Register.
- Click Initial Application on the lefthand menu.
- Select COVID-19 Emergency Registries.
- Select the desired Type and Obtained By Method to begin your registration.