Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has allowed the public health emergency to expire effective Monday, March 14, 2022.

Physicians and physician assistants who have been approved under the public health emergency licensure exemption may continue to work under the exemption until 11:59 pm, Thursday, April 28, 2022. This will allow a smooth, safe transition of care to Wyoming-licensed providers.

The end of the exemption applies regardless of whether care is provided in-person, or via telehealth. After the exemption expires, treating a patient who is located in Wyoming will require a Wyoming physician or physician assistant license. This is regardless of whether the provider is face-to-face with the patient, or is using a telehealth method from any location, either inside Wyoming, or outside of the state.

CORONAVIRUS FREQUENTLTY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ1: Can physicians and physician assistants who were previously approved to practice here under the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency licensure exemption continue to practice here now that the Public Health Emergency has expired?

A1: A1: Physicians and physician assistants not licensed in Wyoming who were approved BEFORE March 15, 2022, to provide care, both in-person and via telehealth, to patients located in Wyoming during the Public Health Emergency through the “consultation exemption,” may continue to provide care to patients in Wyoming through THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2022, or the termination by the State Health Officer of the physician’s or physician assistant’s “consultation,” whichever occurs first.

FAQ2: Can a physician or physician assistant caring for Wyoming patients under the consultation exemption during the Public Health Emergency write prescriptions for Wyoming patients?

A2: Generally, yes. They may write prescriptions for non-controlled substances as appropriate. During the federally-declared Public Health Emergency the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is waiving the requirement for prescribers to get a DEA registration for Wyoming in order to prescribe controlled substances in the state, subject to two requirements: (1) The physician or PA must remain “in consultation” with the State Health Officer under the licensure exemption rule, and (2) The physician or PA must have a valid DEA registration in the state of their existing licensure. If both are satisfied, the physician or PA is not required to have a State of Wyoming Controlled Substance Registration.

Approved Consultation Physicians & PAs

Below is the list of physicians and physician assistants who have been approved to work in Wyoming through the consultation exemption. This list will be updated daily or as approvals occur.

CONSULTATION EXEMPTION APPROVALS


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