NOTICE TO ALL GROUP 2 INDIVIDUALS HOLDING TEMPORARY EMERGENCY RECIPROCITY LICENSES (TERLS) OF PROGRAM EXTENSION
This notice is to advise that the Division of Consumer Affairs has determined that good cause exists to extend the expiration date of all temporary emergency reciprocity licenses (TERLs) issued to healthcare professionals in Group 2 professions (see list below) through January 11, 2022. This extension is automatic and applies regardless of whether the TERL currently held had been scheduled to expire on September 30, 2021 (that is, for all individuals who did not file plenary license applications on or before July 31, 2021) OR to expire not later than December 31, 2021 (for all current TERL holders who had filed applications for plenary licensure on or before July 31, 2021).
Additionally, the Division is currently reopening the TERL program to all Group 2 health care professionals, and will accept new applications for TERL licenses from qualified out-of-state practitioners through January 11, 2022. All new TERL licenses issued will expire on January 11, 2022, regardless of the date of issue.
The Division currently anticipates that this will be the final extension of expiration dates that will be offered for TERL holders. Based on current law, the waivers and actions taken by the Division that enabled the TERL program to be created are set to expire on January 11, 2022. The Division continues to urge all TERL holders who anticipate any need to continue to provide healthcare services to patients in New Jersey to apply, immediately, for a plenary license to avoid any possible interruption of your ability to continue to provide healthcare services to your patients. Please note that should your application for a plenary license be rejected or not be approved for licensure by January 11, 2022, regardless of the reason, you must immediately cease providing healthcare services to your patients in New Jersey.
GROUP 2 licenses are:
Advanced Practice Nurse
Certified Social Worker
Doctor of Osteopathy
Homemaker Home Health Aid
Licensed Practical Nurse
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Social Worker
Marriage and Family Therapist
Registered Professional Nurse
Respiratory Care Practitioner