Holcomb executive order extends temporary licensing of healthcare workers, allows poll workers to earn pay without reducing unemployment benefits

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTWO/WAWV) — Governor Eric J. Holcomb today signed Executive Order 20-45 to extend the temporary licensing of health care workers who do not currently hold an active license.

The following workers will be permitted to practice for an additional 90 days:

  • medical professionals who retired or became inactive in the last five years
  • medical professionals who hold licenses in other states
  • certain medical students and graduates

These professionals must register with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency via their website at www.in.gov/pla. They will be able to assist in screenings, telemedicine and other basic procedures to allow regularly licensed medical professionals to be on the COVID-19 frontline.

In an effort to recruit poll workers for Indiana’s upcoming general election, the executive order also ensures election workers are able to collect their stipend without reducing their unemployment benefits.

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