COVID-19 State Emergency Response
Suspended/Waived Practice Requirements
Currently, three states (Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York) have executive orders (EO) in effect that waive or suspend PA supervision requirements.
It is vital that PAs who are practicing in states issuing pandemic related practice modifications, including via executive order, closely examine such authorizations and review applicable guidance from their licensing boards, to ensure compliance.
Over the course of the pandemic, eight states (Maine, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Louisiana, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Virginia) previously issued executive orders that waived or suspended PA supervision requirements.
Note: As states revise, terminate, or issue emergency responses due to the ongoing nature of the pandemic, AAPA encourages readers to visit the applicable state website(s) of the issuing governor, mayor, regulatory board, or state agency to determine if executive and board orders or other guidance documents remain in effect or have been modified.
- Suspension/waiver of supervision requirements by Executive Order
- Suspension/waiver of all or partial supervision requirements by existing statute or regulation
- Only suspension/waiver of select practice requirements (licensure, ratios, telemedicine, etc.)
- No emergency provisions in effect
DISCLAIMER: The above information is for informational purposes only, and nothing therein is intended to be, or shall be construed as, legal, practice, or other professional advice, or as a substitute for legal, practice, or other professional advice.