Amid staff shortages, Ige temporarily relaxes rules for traveling nurses

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Published: Aug. 11, 2022 at 9:16 PM HST|Updated: Aug. 12, 2022 at 3:37 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Gov. David Ige has approved emergency rules for traveling nurses.

The emergency rules authorize out-of-state nurses to temporarily practice in Hawaii without a state license.

Nurses looking to work in Hawaii will still have to meet certain requirements, including having a license in another state.

Each temporary practice lasts 90 days.

Ige said he recognizes the COVID-19 virus continues to cause a strain in the state’s healthcare system.

“This action addresses the immediate peril to public health and ensures that medical professionals may focus on providing critical care to patients.”

To learn more about the emergency rules, click here.

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