LD 1194: An Act To Reduce Health Care Worker Shortages

LD 1194: An Act To Reduce Health Care Worker Shortages

SUMMARY: This bill makes permanent the authorization for licensing out-of-state and recently retired doctors, physician assistants and nurses that was provided through executive order during the declared state of civil emergency related to COVID-19. The bill also expands the scope of health care services that can be provided though telehealth to include the use of audio-only telephone.

Sponsored by: Laurel LIBBY of Auburn
Co-Sponsored by: EVANS of Dover-Foxcroft (D), GEIGER of Rockland (D), PERRY of Calais (D), WHITE of Waterville (D), and CLAXTON of Androscoggin (D).

The Bill was referred to the Committee on: Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services
Current Status of the Bill: Awaiting a Public Hearing

Read the Full Bill HERE.

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