General care doctors and nurses staffing hospitals are among those on the front-lines in the fight against the coronavirus. But with a medical crisis that has so far exceeded 59,000 positive cases of COVID-19 nationwide, specialized physicians like dermatologists and plastic surgeons may also be called to help.
The Federation of State Medical Boards is keeping a running list of states that are waiving licensing requirements in response to COVID-19. The state of Washington, for example, is calling for emergency volunteer health practitioners. To help expand reserves, an emergency declaration allows health care workers licensed in another state to practice in Washington without a Washington-specific license. New York, California, Colorado, Florida, and many more states have similar provisions.