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Apr 17, 2020

NJ Becomes First State to Issue Temporary Licenses to Foreign-licensed Physicians

It was reported during today’s daily press briefing by Gov. Phil Murphy that the Attorney General’s Office has announced it will begin issuing temporary emergency licenses to foreign-licensed physicians who reside in New Jersey. New Jersey is the first state in the country to do this.

“This is a state where all of the world has come to build a new life,” the governor stated. “It is fitting that we are the first state to do so.”

The Attorney General’s Office, working with Consumer Affairs, will be issuing the temporary licenses to those who have qualifications in the fields needed, including respiratory therapists and emergency medical technicians.

The governor also stressed the continued need for medical volunteers during this time. He urged experienced healthcare volunteers, especially respiratory therapists and nurses, to help their state in the fight against COVID-19. If a resident is interested in offering medical services to help combat the virus in New Jersey, they are asked to visit covid19.nj/gov.

The governor applauded the already 22,000 residents who have registered to be a medical volunteer.

For more information on the COVID-19 in New Jersey and testing availability, click here.