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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on April 27, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Idaho, we recommend that you visit the state's Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources website or Idaho Commerce's COVID-19 Resources and Information.

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Description of Program and Relief

Waiver of Medical Licensing Requirements

Due to the increasing occurrence of COVID-19 and the need to increase the state’s healthcare capacity, Governor Little waived numerous administrative regulations related to medical licensing. These provisions include the Board of Medicine’s rules requiring 40 hours of continuing medical education to be completed every two years (Idaho Admin. Code. R. and requiring interns and residents to apply for registration with the state (Idaho Admin. Code. R. as well waiving the Board of Nursing’s requirement that applications for licensure by interstate endorsement include a notarized application form and fees (Idaho Admin. Code. R.

Government or Lead Agency

Governor’s Office, along with the Board of Medicine and Board of Nursing

Dates Available


Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Applies to medical licensing. Please check the provisions for the specific waivers.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

For medical licensing questions:

For questions to the Board of Nursing:

List of Additional Information

For information about the Board of Medicine’s licensure waivers, please visit this website.

For information about the Board of Nursing’s licensure waivers, please visit this website.

For a full list of waived provisions, please see proclamations available here and here.

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