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August 11, 2021

By: Brandon W. Shirley and Stacy Walton Long

Indiana Executive Orders that temporarily authorized certain health care students to practice in Indiana under a temporary license are set to expire on September 30, 2021. Executive Orders (EO 21-17 and EO 21-19) allowed physician assistant students, nursing students, respiratory care practitioner students, and graduate pharmacists to practice under a temporary license during the public health emergency. The recent Executive Orders rescind this waiver authority on September 30, 2021. There is no indication at this time whether the Governor’s office will renew the temporary licenses for these students. 
Students practicing under these temporary licenses must make immediate arrangements to ensure that they are fully licensed to practice on or before September 30, 2021. Failure to do so may cause the student to become an unlicensed practicing professional, which may cause legal and financial issues for both the student and the student’s employer.  
If you have any questions about this alert, please contact Brandon W. Shirley or Stacy Walton Long.

Disclaimer. The contents of this article should not be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only, and you are urged to consult with counsel concerning your situation and specific legal questions you may have. In addition, marijuana remains a federally illegal Class I drug.  All activities related to marijuana are currently illegal under the federal laws of the United States and nothing contained in this alert is intended to assist in any way with violation of applicable law.