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Temporary Policy Changes for Certain Foreign Medical Graduates During the COVID-19 National Emergency

Description
Policy memorandum offering guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers in regard to H-1B foreign medical graduates who received a waiver of the 2-year foreign residence requirement through practicing medicine in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Provides information on assessment of full-time work requirements for these physicians during the pandemic, and outlines circumstances in which they are allowed to offer telehealth services.
Date
05/2020
Type
Document
Organization
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Tagged as
Infectious diseases · J-1 Visa Waiver · Legislation and regulations · Physicians · Scope of practice · Telehealth