UPDATED KSBHA EMERGENCY ACTIONS AND GUIDANCE STATEMENTS FOR COVID-19 EMERGENCY DECLARATION PERIOD

In early March, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts identified ways the Board could immediately contribute to the capacity of our state’s healthcare system to safely respond to COVID-19. At that time, the Board began issuing expedited emergency license for COVID-19 care and temporarily waiving enforcement of certain regulations and fees to facilitate the state’s response to the pandemic. The Board has continued many of the COVID-19 response efforts it began in March, and additional provisions have been added by executive order and statute since that time.

These continuing COVID-19 related measures and implementation of provisions added to Kansas law by House Bill 2016 include:

  1. A free temporary emergency license process for qualified healthcare providers, including qualified providers licensed in other states, Kansas exempt licensees, recently lapsed Kansas licensees, those who have had licensing exams cancelled due to the pandemic, or who are temporarily unable to pay license fee due to the pandemic.
  2. Extension of continuing education deadlines and in-person requirement waiver.
  3. Board guidance statements relating to licensees' practice during the emergency declaration period.
The Board will continuously assess the situation as it develops.

All information described above is also contained in the full KSBHA COVID19 emergency period guidance memo.

 

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