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LSBN COVID-19 Suspension of Licensure Requirements
posted on August 05, 2020

Please read the attached Emergency Proclamation from Governor Edwards suspending certain statutes and rules for licensure and practice of RNs and APRNs in the state. Especially note Section 2: B, C, D, E, K, O, P, Q, R, and S. Section 4 includes the deadline of this emergency proclamation as April 30, 2020 unless extended by the Governor or terminated early by him.

Governor Issues Emergency Proclamation on Temporary Suspension of Certain Licensure, Scope of Practice and Certification Requirements for Healthcare Providers

The Governor has combined all emergency proclamations into one document and extended all the emergency waivers that affect the practice of RNs and APRNs. The new Emergency proclamation is effective from May 1 through May 15th. See https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/Proclamations/2020/52-JBE-2020-Stay-at-Home-Order.pdf

Governor Edwards extends suspensions and exceptions for health licensure requirements through June 5, 2020.  https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/Proclamations/2020/59-JBE-2020.pdf

Governor Edwards extends suspensions and exceptions for health licensure and regulatory requirements through June 26, 2020 unless extended by any subsequent proclamation or terminated sooner.

https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/Proclamations/2020/75-JBE-2020-State-of-Emergency-COVID-19-Extension-to-June-26.pdf

Governor Edwards extends suspensions and exceptions for health licensure requirements through July 24, 2020. https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/Proclamations/2020/84-JBE-2020-State-of-Emergency-COVID-19-Extension-to-July-24.pdf

Governor Edwards extends suspensions and exceptions for health licensure requirements through August 7, 2020. https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/Proclamations/2020/97-JBE-2020-State-of-Emergency-COVID-19-Extension-to-August-7.pdf

Governor Edwards extends suspensions and exceptions for health licensure requirements through August 28, 2020.  https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/Proclamations/2020/102-JBE-2020-Renewal-of-state-of-emergency-for-covid-19.pdf

Governor Edwards extends suspensions and exceptions for health licensure requirements through September 11, 2020. https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/Proclamations/2020/111-JBE-2020-Renewalfor-COVID-19.pdf.

Governor Edwards extends suspensions and exceptions for health licensure requirements through October 9, 2020. https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/Proclamations/2020/118-JBE-2020-Renewal-of-SOE-for-COVID-19-Extension-of.pdf

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