Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–2361.05. Recognition of volunteer health practitioners licensed in other states.

*NOTE: This section includes amendments by emergency legislation that will expire on October 1, 2021. To view the text of this section after the expiration of all emergency and temporary legislation, click this link: Permanent Version.*

*NOTE: This section was created by temporary legislation that will expire on October 1, 2021.*

(a) Except as provided in subsection (a-1) of this section, while an emergency declaration is in effect, a volunteer health practitioner registered with a registration system that complies with § 7-2361.04 and licensed and in good standing in the state upon which the practitioner’s registration is based may practice in the District to the extent authorized by this chapter as if the practitioner were licensed in the District.

(a-1)(1) Notwithstanding any provision of law, including § 7-2304.01, or whether an emergency declaration is in effect, a volunteer health practitioner qualified under subsection (a) of this section or a licensed health care provider as described in § 7-2304.01 may practice in the District until August 10, 2022.

(2)(A) The Mayor shall not require an individual practicing in the District pursuant to this subsection to apply for a District license or certification prior to March 31, 2022; and

(B) Any temporary license or certification issued by the Mayor shall not expire before August 10, 2022.

(3) A volunteer health practitioner qualified under this subsection may not practice in District without being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless granted a medical or religious exemption by the Department of Health.

(b) A volunteer health practitioner qualified under subsection (a) of this section is not entitled to the protections of this chapter if the practitioner is licensed in more than one state and any license of the practitioner is suspended, revoked, or subject to an agency order limiting or restricting practice privileges, or has been voluntarily terminated under threat of sanction.