COVID-19 Information - Archive

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Department of Safety and Professional Services has made changes to remain fully operational during the COVID-19 public health emergency and to support the state response to the crisis. Please check this section for news, updates and other useful information on department operations and our response.

​​​​Helpful Information ​


​Individual licensee/provider temporary license forms:

     ​If you have NOT previously held a Wisconsin license or Interstate Reciprocity Temporary License during EO 16, EO 20 or Act 185:

     If you previously held an Interstate Reciprocity Temporary License during EO 16, EO​ 20 or Act 185:

     If you held a Wisconsin license and it expired within the last five years:

    • Emergency Order #2 Renewal Form (Form EO2020-3)
      ** IMPORTANT NOTE - Nurses only: Nurses with licenses expired for five (5) or more years should submit this form.
      All others: If your license/certification has been expired for five (5) or more years, or if you have an expired training license/certificate, contact credentialing staff at or (608) 266-2112. 

     If you held a Wisconsin license that has been expired for more than five years:

    • ​​Visit your profession's page and submit the application for re-registration​

     If you are a physician licensed in another state who wishes to provide telemedicine services to a Wisconsin patient:

    • Telemedicine Physician Notification of Healthcare Provision (Form​ EO2020-6)​​
      * ​Note: Physicians who are interested in providing care only via telemedicine need only complete this form and do not need to obtain a separate temporary license.  Physicians who submit this form will NOT be issued a credential number.  Notification forms and credential verification will be reviewed and kept on file.

Health care facility temporary license forms:

     Wisconsin health ​care facilities or systems hiring out-of-state providers must notify DSPS using Form EO2020-2:

     ​Out-of-State health care facilities or systems with providers delivering care to Wisconsin residents must notify DSPS using​ Form EO2020-4:​

Emergency Orders

Pharmacy Examining Board Orders

Communications - ​​Note that Emergency Orders 16, 20, 22 and 35 expired on May 11, 2020, with the expiration of the original public health emergency.

​​​​Electronic Plan Review Materials​

 Emergency Order 22​​​ requires electronic plan submission. We have created tutorials to assist you in your transition from paper to electronic submission. Please see Memo on Emergency Order 22 Electronic Plan Submission Requirements for more details.  Emergency order 22 expired with expiration​​ of public health emergency declaration on May 11, 2020. Electronic plan submission is still highly preferred, as it is the safest and most efficient way to submit materials for​​ review.  Please continue to submit plans electronically.


​For questions or support in transitioning to electronic plan submission, please use the email associated with the type of plans you are submitting: