Click the following link for a memo from the Board regarding COVID-19: Memorandum
REGISTRATION OF OUT-OF-STATE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
TO PROVIDE TELEHEALTH SERVICES TO PATIENTS
DURING THE COVID-19 DECLARED STATE OF
March 6, 2020, Governor Beshear issued Executive Order 2020-215, declaring a
state of emergency regarding COVID-19, a respiratory disease causing illness
that can range from very mild to severe, including illness resulting in death. On
March 30, 2020, Governor Beshear signed Senate Bill 150 (SB 150), an act
relating to the state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and declaring an
emergency. Regarding telehealth services
by out-of-state health care providers with a patient in this state, Section
1(4) of SB 150 provides:
Notwithstanding any state law to the contrary, during the state of emergency
declared by the Governor in response to COVID-19 on March 6, 2020, by Executive
(4) Unless specifically
prohibited or limited by federal law, a health care provider who establishes a
provider-patient relationship, regardless of whether or not the telehealth
provider has previously conducted an in-person examination or consultation or
is conducting a new patient examination or consultation, with a patient in this
state may remotely provide health care services to a patient through the use of
telemedicine at an appropriate site for both the provider and patient and in compliance
with HIPAA. Such provider must have an active unencumbered license for a health
care profession which is issued by another state, the District of Columbia, or
a possession or territory of the United States and have never been subject to
discipline by a licensing agency in any state or federal jurisdiction and never
had their license or permit for controlled substances suspended or revoked.
Such providers must register with the relevant state agency and only offer
clinically appropriate, medically necessary services. An insurer, as defined
under KRS 304.17A-005, shall provide coverage for such services that are
rendered to insureds in this state and the reimbursement rates for the service
shall not be more than for the same services delivered in-person as provided
under KRS 304.17A-138 and shall be determined between insurers and providers;
full text of SB 150 is available at the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Executive
Journal website, http://web.sos.ky.gov/execjournal/enactedlegislation.aspx.
temporarily register pursuant to SB 150 with an occupational licensure board (herein
“board”) administered by the Department of Professional Licensing (herein
“DPL”) of the Public Protection Cabinet, please
This registration only applies to telehealth services, and does not allow you to provide any
The registration with DPL is only for health care providers
whose scope of practice requires licensure by the following Boards: Alcohol
& Drug Counselors; Applied Behavioral Analysts; Chiropractic Examiners;
Diabetes Educators; Dietitians & Nutritionists; Durable Medical Equipment; Hearing
Instruments Specialists; Marriage and Family Therapists; Massage Therapy;
Occupational Therapy; Ophthalmic Dispensers; Pastoral Counselors; Podiatry;
Professional Art Therapists; Professional Counselors; Prosthetics, Orthotics
& Pedorthics; Psychology [except that
a person licensed to practice psychology in another jurisdiction who has
registered or wants to register with the board per the separate notification
process in regulation 201 KAR 26:215 regarding a declared disaster should contact
that board’s administrator to use that process]; Speech-Language Pathology
The registration with DPL is NOT A LICENSE, and shall not substitute for the requirements
of applicable Kentucky law and administrative regulations to obtain a license
from one of the listed boards. Further, the registration is NOT A STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS
by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
The registration expires
immediately when the referenced state of emergency has ceased, at which
point a registrant must immediately cease providing the telehealth services.
To register, please visit
the following site: https://oop.ky.gov/DPLServices/NewApp/Welcome.aspx. You will be required to upload the following: 1) a signed and notarized affidavit, that can
be found here; and 2) a copy of your active license.
(If you would like to request a paper
copy of the application process, please request so by emailing email@example.com, then
complete the Application and Affidavit and submit scanned copies
by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send the
originals by mail to Department of Professional Licensing, P.O. Box 1360,
Frankfort, KY 40602. Do not submit any documents by fax. Please note: This
process is slower than applying online.)
No fee is required for this temporary registration.
After we receive your application, we will communicate with
you regarding the status of the application.
You are NOT
registered until you receive a communication from us stating that you
are temporarily registered.
The Board of Podiatry is an independent self-funded agency whose purpose is to protect the public by administering and enforcing the statutes and regulations concerning the practice of Podiatry. It does this by granting licenses to qualified podiatrists so they may practice podiatric medicine in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Some of its other responsibilities include annual license renewal, monitoring continuing medical education requirements, handling complaints against podiatrists, and verifying the status of licenses for hospitals, insurance companies and credentialing agencies.
Board Contact Info
Board Administrator: Christie Kline
Phone: (502) 892-4259
Fax: (502) 564-4818
The Board is excited to announce the launch of a new online services portal. The portal will provide licensees with expanded online services, including the ability to view and edit your licensing profile.
In order to access the portal you must login and create a new account using the OP ID Number provided in your recent email from the board. The link to set up your account is https://oop.ky.gov/DPLServices/Login.aspx
Once you click on the online services link you will need to click the 'Create Account' link on the right side of the screen. When you enter your information on the next screen you will select 'Individual Access' in the 'User Type' box.
Active Podiatry Licenses
2020 Board Meeting Dates
The Kentucky Board of Podiatry meets in the Mayo-Underwood Building, located at 500 Mero Street in Frankfort, KY 40601. Jurisprudence exam begins at 9 a.m.; board meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. (unless otherwise listed) on the following dates:
- SPECIAL MEETING: May 7 at 9:30 a.m. - Click here for meeting notice and agenda
- Aug. 14
- Dec. 10