Health Care Workforce Development

During this state of emergency, there may be a shortage of qualified health care practitioners who can aid individuals affected by COVID-19. Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-39-20 authorizes the DCA director to waive any of the professional licensing requirements that govern health care professionals in Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code and the associated regulations. These professionals include doctors, nurses, and mental health professionals.

To ensure adequate staff for health care sites throughout California, the governor is calling on health care providers, behavioral health professionals, and health care administrators to register today. Interested medical and health care professionals are encouraged to visit healthcorps.ca.gov for more information and to register for the California Health Corps. Medical doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, behavioral health scientists, pharmacists, EMTs, medical and administrative assistants, and certified nursing assistants are encouraged to step up to help California respond to the outbreak.