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COVID-19

COVID-19 Licensee Resources

Governor's Emergency Orders

  • Emergency Order #8 pdf file Temporary expansion of access to Telehealth Services to protect the public and health care providers
  • Emergency Order #15 pdf file Temporary authorization for out of state medical providers to provide medically necessary services and provide services through telehealth
  • Emergency Order #17 pdf file Closure of non-essential businesses and requirig Granite Staters to stay at home
  • Emergency Order #18 pdf file Temporary modification to Department of Safety Laws and Regulations
  • Emergency Order #29 Exhibit H pdf file

    Modifications Applicable to all OPLC Licensed Professionals

    1. Certain Continuing Education Requirements for Licensed Professionals Waived
    2. Continuing Education of Licensed Professionals Through Remote Instruction
    3. Waiver of Notarization Requirements
    4. Electronic Signatures Accepted
  • Emergency Order #29 Exhibit N pdf file Exhibit N to Emergency Order #29
  • Emergency Order #46 pdf file Further expanding access to Medical Providers
  • Emergency Order #47 pdf file Expanding access to COVID-19 testing via licensed Pharmacists

Office of Professional Licensure and Certification Guidance on Continuing Education Requirements under Emergency Order #29, Exhibit H

Boards' Emergency Rules

Office of Professional Licensure and Certification

  • Plc 802.01 pdf file Setting forth the procedures on how to apply for an emergency license as described in the Governor’s Emergency Order #15, including the form pdf file to apply for the emergency license.

Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics

Board of Dental Examiners

Board of Medicine

  • Med 602.02 pdf file Revised supervision requirement for Physician Assistants during the pendency of the declared State of Emergency as enacted through Executive Order 2020-04.
  • Med 305.04(c)(8) pdf file Standing Order waiving, under certain circumstances, the requirement in Med 305.04(c)(8) that applicants for a resident training license must provide certification from the NBME that the applicant has taken and passed USMLE Step 2 (Clinical Skills).
  • Emergency Order #29 Exhibit H pdf file
    Board of Medicine Additional Modifications
    The prohibition in RSA 329:1-d,III of prescribing schedule II through IV controlled drugs by means of telemedicine is hereby suspended for the duration of the State of Emergency. During such time, prescriptions for schedule II through IV controlled drugs may be made in accordance with Emergency Order #8.
  • Emergency Order #46 pdf file Further expanding access to Medical Providers

Board of Mental Health Practice

  • Mhp 501.02 pdf file Stating that during the pendency of the State of Emergency, the Board will not be disciplined for providing inter-state services through tele-health services as set forth in the Governor’s Emergency Order #8 and #15.

Board of Nursing

  • Nur 101.04 pdf file Defining "clinical experience" to include simulation and lab work in certain circumstances during the course of the emergency.
  • Nur 303.02 (d) pdf file Extending exam deadline for graduates within the US or Canadian Provinces where NCLEX is required during the pendency of the declared State of Emergency.
  • Emergency Order #29 Exhibit H pdf file
    Board of Nursing Additional Modifications
    The prohibition in RSA 326-B:2, Xll(c) of prescribing schedule II through IV controlled drugs by means of telemedicine is hereby suspended for the duration of the State of Emergency.
    During such time, prescriptions of schedule II through IV controlled drugs may be made in accordance with Emergency Order #8.

Board of Pharmacy

  • Ph 704.15, Ph 1303.01(b), Ph 1104.01(b) pdf file Extending quantity of prescription drugs dispensed under certain circumstances; extending deadline for CPR certification for pharmacists engaged in the administration of vaccines.
  • Ph 704.03(b)(4)d pdf file Stating that during the pendency of the State of Emergency, pharmacists may accept a faxed-in prescription for a schedule II controlled drug.
  • Ph 707.03, 707.04 pdf file Stating that during the pendency of the State of Emergency, consulting pharmacists do not need pre-approval from the board to act as agents of the board for purposes of destruction of controlled drugs, so long as certain requirements are met. Also temporarily authorizes consulting pharmacists to witness the destruction of controlled substances remotely via videoconferencing.
  • Ph 210.01 pdf file Allows the board to grant waivers of its rules under the circumstances spelled out in the emergency rule. The Board also issued a Standing Order pdf file to allow the Board to act quickly in deciding on waiver requests made under this rule.
  • Emergency Order #29 Exhibit H pdf file
    Pharmacy Board Additional Modifications
    The requirement in Ph 704.11(a)(2), that those looking to serve as a pharmacist-in-charge ("PIC") shall "complete and pass with a minimum of 80% an exam designed by the board to assess the knowledge of the candidate in regard to their responsibilities as PIC", is hereby suspended for the duration of the State of Emergency. Those that become PICs without taking the exam under this provision must complete and pass the PIC exam within 60 days of the expiration or termination of the State of Emergency.
  • Emergency Order #47 pdf file Expanding access to COVID-19 testing via licensed Pharmacists

Board of Psychologists

  • Psyc 402.02, 302.04, 302.05 pdf file Standing Order, waiver concerning continuing education requirements and regarding face-to-face supervision requirements.

Family Mediators

  • Fam 804.01 (a) pdf file Amending Fam 804.01 (a) to authorize Web-based video services to satisfy the in-person screening requirement for family mediators.

Land Surveyors

  • Emergency Order #29 Exhibit H pdf file
    Board of Land Surveyors Additional Modifications
    Notwithstanding administrative rule Lan 305.03(a), land surveyors may affix a digital seal and digital signature to plans or reports for the duration of the State of Emergency.

Massage Therapists

  • Emergency Order #29 Exhibit H pdf file
    Massage Therapists Additional Modifications
    For the duration of the State of Emergency, the requirement in Plc 302.02(a)(3)e. that new applicants complete a course of study which includes verifiably documented practical hours is hereby modified to allow students currently enrolled in massage therapy classes through an accredited massage therapy program to complete practical education requirements, including palpitations, through video web-based conferencing with instructors. Students shall be required to conduct a final live, in-person, palpation assessment with their instructor in order to meet graduation requirements.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

  • Emergency Order #29 Exhibit H pdf file
    Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Additional Modifications
    Notwithstanding RSA 318-B:33, II., out-of-state medical providers licensed in Maine, Massachusetts, or Vermont who hold an emergency license in New Hampshire pursuant to Emergency Order #15, may prescribe schedule II, III, or IV controlled substances without registering with the New Hampshire Controlled Drug Prescription Health and Safety Program (PDMP) subject to the following conditions:
    1. The out-of-state medical provider is properly registered with the respective controlled prescription drug health and safety program for Maine, Massachusetts, or Vermont.
    2. Prior to issuing a prescription for a schedule II, III, or IV controlled substance, the medical provider queries the New Hampshire PDMP through an authorized secure interstate prescription drug data exchange system for the purpose of providing medical or pharmaceutical care specific to the New Hampshire patient.

Real Estate Appraisers Board

  • Rab 403.06 pdf file Standing Order, Waiver of Distance Education Limitations

Real Estate Commission Board

  • Emergency Order #29 Exhibit H pdf file
    Real Estate Commission Additional Modifications
    Administrative rule Rea 301.03 (e) is hereby amended to allow all candidates for the real estate licensing examination up to 90 days past the expiration or termination of the State of Emergency to take the examination.

    Administrative rule Rea 301.03 (k) is hereby amended to allow applicants for licenses up to 90 days past the expiration or termination of the State of Emergency to complete the salesperson pre-licensing requirements through remote instruction. The remote instruction must have live video and audio feeds for all participants to allow real-time audio and visual communication between student(s) and Commission approved instructor(s). Commission approved course instructors must also issue a completed course affidavit indicating the student attended the entire course or portion thereof through qualifying remote instruction.
    The timeline in Rea 303.0S(b) mandating candidates for the broker and salesperson examination achieving a passing grade of 70 for both the uniform and state portions of the examination within a 6 month period from the date of the original examination shall be extended to allow applicants up to 90 days past the expiration or termination of the State of Emergency to achieve the required passing grade.

Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board

  • Emergency Order #29 Exhibit H pdf file
    Respiratory Care Governing Board Additional Modifications
    The requirement in RSA 326-E:3, II, Resp 303.0l(a)(3), and Resp 304.01, that applicants for licensure must pass a standardized exam administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care ("NBRC"), is hereby amended as follows: applicants who have met all other requirements for licensure but have not yet passed the NBRC exam shall be granted a temporary license provided they register for the NBRC exam and have been recommended for licensure by their school or program. The temporary license shall remain effective for 90 days following the expiration or termination of the State of Emergency. A temporary license issued under this provision shall be converted to a full license once the Board receives evidence that the applicant has passed one of the exams listed in Resp 304.01.

COVID-19

Licensing

To expedite the timeframe from application to emergency licensure, OPLC has transitioned from paper applications to electronic applications. To apply, please go to https://nhlicenses.nh.gov. Effective immediately, OPLC will no longer be accepting paper applications via email, fax, or mail. All applications must be submitted electronically at nhlicensing.nh.gov. To verify an emergency license, please see the list below for those applications processed manually prior to 4/17/20; for all other applications, licenses may be verified online at nhlicensing.nh.gov by entering the licensee's name only.

Telehealth

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