Dear 121RN Members,
SEIU Local 121RN, along with our State Council, has been strongly lobbying to ensure that any RN whose license has or will expire over the next several months will receive a waiver. This is so critical, as we need all of you to be able to work during this healthcare emergency.
On Tuesday, the California Department of Consumer Affairs announced that for individuals whose active licenses expire between March 31, 2020, and June 30, 2020, the Director temporarily waives:
any statutory or regulatory requirement that individuals renewing a license pursuant to Division 2 of the Code take and pass an examination in order to renew a license; and,
any statutory or regulatory requirement that an individual renewing a license pursuant to Division 2 of the Code complete, or demonstrate compliance with, any continuing education requirements in order to renew a license.
These temporary waivers do not apply to any continuing education, training, or examination required pursuant to a disciplinary order against a license. Licensees must satisfy any waived renewal requirements within six months of this order, unless further extended.
For more information, click here for the full announcement from the DCA.
Dr. Nina Wells, DNP, MSN-NE, RN, PHN
President, SEIU Local 121RN