Healthcare Workforce Expansion - Temporary Licensure/Relaxation of Practice Restrictions
Effective Date
Waiver 
Name
Description Document
Expiration 
Date
03/19/20 Accelerated Temporary Licensure Reciprocity Licensure
These rule waivers allow health care providers licensed in other states to obtain New Jersey temporary licensure and provide services to New Jersey patients either through telemedicine or in-person. View Waivers
Waiver expiration concurrent with Executive Order #103.  Licensure expiration 180 days after issuance unless otherwise stated by Division
03/20/20TelehealthTemporary waiver of telemedicine rules to allow healthcare practitioners to more easily provide care via telemedicine. DCA-W-2020-06
Concurrent with 
04/03/20
Temporary retiree license re-activationPermits temporary re-activation of healthcare licenses that lapsed within the last 5 years.
Concurrent with 
04/03/20Temporary license for foreign-licensed physiciansTemporary medical license for those licensed, in good standing, in another country who have engaged in practice for at least five years, and have engaged in clinical practice within the last five years.
Concurrent with 
04/03/20Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) Joint Protocol-Temporary SuspensionTemporary suspension of the requirement for an APN to enter into a joint protocol with a collaborating physician.
Concurrent with 
04/03/20Physician Assistant (PA) Physician Delegation Agreement-Temporary SuspensionTemporary suspension of the requirement for a PA to enter into a signed delegation agreement.
Concurrent with 
04/03/20Temporary waiver of NJ CDS Registration as precondition for registering with NJ PMPTemporary suspension of the requirement to hold a controlled dangerous substance registration in order to register with the Prescription Monitoring Program for healthcare professionals who receive an expedited temporary license.
Concurrent with 
05/05/20Temporary Emergency Graduate License Program
Permits recent graduates of certain nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant and respiratory care schools to obtain an emergency graduate license.
Concurrent with the end of the state of emergency or public health emergency declared in Executive Order #103, whichever is later, unless earlier terminated by the Director.

05/13/20Pharmacist participation in COVID-19 testing

Permits pharmacists in New Jersey to collect specimens to test for COVID-19 or its antibodies using tests approved by the FDA or authorized pursuant to an Emergency Use Authorization, and requires pharmacists to notify the Board of Pharmacy, maintain records consistent with Board recordkeeping requirements, and comply with certain safety precautions for testing.


Concurrent with the end of the state of emergency or public health emergency declared in Executive Order #103, whichever is later, unless earlier terminated by the Director.
05/18/20Healthcare Services in Office Practices
As of 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, elective surgeries and elective invasive procedures may resume. This rule establishes standards for the safe provision of in-person, office-based health care and mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
Concurrent with the end of the state of emergency or the public health emergency, whichever is later.

06/14/20

Reopening of Personal Care Services: Cosmetology and Massage Bodywork Therapy Services

 

Personal care services by licensees of the New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling and the New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy may resume as of 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020, subject to the limitations and precautions set forth in the Administrative Order


DCA-AO-2020-09

Concurrent with the end of the state of emergency or public health emergency declared in Executive Order #103, whichever is later, unless earlier terminated by the Director.

06/18/20

Veterinary Services

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has issued an Administrative Order which establishes practices and precautions for licensed veterinarians to protect patients, clients, veterinarians, and office staff from the continued risks posed by COVID-19.

DCA-AO-2020-10

Concurrent with the end of the state of emergency or the public health emergency declared pursuant to Executive Order #103 , whichever is later.



07/01/20

Reopening of Personal Care Services: Cosmetology and Massage Bodywork Therapy Services

Amended Order controlling personal care services by licensees of the Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling and the Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy: Services may resume as of June 22, 2020, and services requiring removal of face coverings may resume July 2, 2020, subject to revised screening questions and other limitations and precautions set forth in this Order.

DCA-AO-2020-11

Concurrent with the end of the state of emergency or the public health emergency declared pursuant to Executive Order #103 , whichever is later.


07/13/20

Emergency Graduate Licensure Program for Mental Health Professionals

Permits recent graduates of certain social work and professional counselor schools to obtain an emergency graduate license.

DCA-AO-2020-12 and
DCA-W-2020-11

Concurrent with the end of the state of emergency or public health emergency declared in Executive Order #103, whichever is later, unless earlier terminated by the Director.


07/15/20

Temporary Certification of Alcohol and Drug Counselor Interns

Grants Alcohol and Drug Counselor Interns working in certain settings a CADC temporary certification, allowing them to perform telehealth and telemedicine.


DCA-AO-2020-13 and 
DCA-W-2020-12

Concurrent with the end of the state of emergency or public health emergency declared in Executive Order #103, whichever is later, unless earlier terminated by the Director.

07/29/20

Waiver of On-Site Supervision for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists Temporary Licensees, Occupational Therapy Assistants, and Physical Therapist Assistants        

Waives on-site direct, face-to-face evaluations of audiologist and/or speech-language pathologist temporary licensees, on location face-to-face contact with and observation of occupational therapy assistants, and on-site supervision of physical therapist assistants.  Supervision may instead be provided via electronic means.        

DCA-AO-2020-14 and
DCA-W-2020-13

Concurrent with the end of the state of emergency or public health emergency declared in Executive Order #103, whichever is later, unless earlier terminated by the Director.


08/11/20

Authorization of Telemedicine Encounters

Administrative Order and waiver of rules to allow healthcare practitioners to utilize telemedicine encounters to meet CDS prescribing requirements.


DCA-AO-2020-15 and 
DCA-W-2020-14

Concurrent with the end of the state of emergency or public health emergency declared in Executive Order #103, whichever is later; or the end of the telemedicine allowance designated by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services on March 16, 2020; unless earlier terminated by the Director.



Prescription Drugs in Short Supply
Effective Date Waiver Name Description Document Expiration Date
03/29/20Restrictions on Prescribing and Dispensing of certain drugsAdministrative Order imposing restrictions on prescribing and dispensing certain drugs including chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine. DCA-AO-2020-01
Concurrent with 
04/09/20Restrictions on Prescribing and Dispensing of certain drugs, includes additional exceptionsAdministrative Order revising DCA-AO-20-01 (03/29/20) providing additional exceptions for prescribing certain drugs, including chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, in post-acute care facilities, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities. DCA-AO-2020-03
Concurrent with 






Public Movers
Effective Date Waiver Name Description Document Expiration Date
03/24/20Licensed Public Mover Inspection WaiverTemporary waiver of rule to allow inspections that must performed when providing estimates to be conducted electronically rather than in person.
Concurrent with 


Health Care Service Firms
Effective Date Waiver Name Description Document Expiration Date
03/25/20In home plan-of-care evaluation by nurse supervisor
Temporary waiver of rule to allow plan-of-care evaluations by nursing supervisors to be completed electronically rather than in patients' homes. DCA-W-2020-02
Concurrent with 


Office of Weights and Measures
Effective Date Waiver Name Description Document Expiration Date
03/30/20 OWM Fuel Standards Waiver
Temporary waiver of rule to allow industry to sell winter-blend fuel until May 1/20. DCA-W-2020-03
May 1, 2020
05/01/20OWM Fuel Standards WaiverTemporary waiver of rule to allow industry to sell winter-blend fuel.
DCA-W-2020-08
 
 May 20, 2020, or the last day which the New Jersey DEP exercises enforcement discretion, whichever is later.


Professional & Occupational Boards
Effective Date Waiver Name Description Document Expiration Date
04/03/20Electronic Signature for Funeral ServicesWritten signature requirements pertaining to prepaid funeral agreements and authorization to commence funeral services can be met by electronic signatures.
Concurrent with 
04/13/20Temporary waiver of in-person continuing education coursework for 16 professional boardsTemporary waiver for 16 professional boards of rules requiring continuing education to be completed in person. DCA-W-2020-04
Concurrent with 
04/30/20Temporary Modification of Mortuary Practitioner Requirement
Temporary modification permits interns registered with the State Board of Mortuary Science who are engaged in learning the practice of mortuary science under the supervision of a licensed practitioner to be present at the time of disposition in lieu of a licensed practitioner.
Concurrent with 
05/21/20

Co-Prescribing of opioid antidote (naloxone)

Requires prescribing practitioners to co-prescribe an opioid antidote (naloxone) when continuously prescribing for chronic pain management under certain circumstances.


Concurrent with the end of the state of emergency or public health emergency declared in Executive Order #103, whichever is later, unless earlier terminated by the Director.
09/01/20

Temporary Permits Issued by the Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling

Temporary reinstatement and extension of the validity of temporary permits issued by the Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling that expired on or after March 9, 2020, and extension of validity of temporary permits set to expire on or after September 1, 2020, by one year after date of original expiration.


Concurrent with the end of the state of emergency or public health emergency declared in Executive Order #103, whichever is later, unless earlier terminated by the Director.
09/01/20

Health and Safety Standards for Nursing Programs, Certified Homemaker-Home Health Aide Training Programs, and Cosmetology Programs

Establishes standards for the reopening of registered professional nurse (RN) and licensed practice nurse (LPN) programs, certified homemaker-home health aide (CHHA) training programs, and cosmetology and hairstyling programs.


Concurrent with the end of the state of emergency or public health emergency declared in Executive Order #103, whichever is later, unless earlier terminated by the Director.
09/01/20

Board of Pharmacy – Oral Authorization of Schedule II Medications

Pharmacists may now dispense up to a 30-day supply of Schedule II CDS upon the oral order of a prescriber.  In addition, consistent with waivers issued by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, follow up paper prescriptions may be submitted within 15 days, and may be submitted via facsimile.  This waiver does NOT apply to "initial" opioid prescriptions for pain; it is only applicable for patients being treated for "chronic" pain.


Concurrent with the end of the state of emergency or public health emergency declared in Executive Order #103, whichever is later, unless earlier terminated by the Director.
10/01/20

Extensions of CPA Examination Credit Window and Continuing Professional Education Deadline 

Temporary extension of exam credits to meet the18-month credit window for certain licensure applicants to take and pass the multi-part CPA examination; and for licensees, a 6-month extension for obtaining 120 CPE credits for the 2020 triennial licensure renewal. 



With regard to N.J.A.C. 13:29-1A.4, December 31, 2020. With regard to N.J.A.C. 13:29-6.2, June 30, 2021.



Bureau of Securities
Effective Date Waiver Name Description Document Expiration Date
03/24/20Temporary Relief for Registrants Affected by the COVID-19 OutbreakTemporary waiver of certain registration requirements for displaced financial professionals, waiver of requirements to obtain physical signatures on Form U4; and extension of certain filing requirements for State-Registered Investment Advisers.

Concurrent with 
04/30/20Extension Temporary Relief for Registrants Affected by the COVID-19 OutbreakTemporary waiver of certain registration requirements for displaced financial professionals, waiver of requirements to obtain physical signatures on Form U4; and extension of certain filing requirements for State-Registered Investment Advisers.

BOS-EO-2020-02
Concurrent with 



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