Temporary Licensure for Spouses or Domestic Partners of Active-Duty Military Personnel

June 29, 2023

Effective July 1, 2023, the Physician Assistant Board and all other Department of Consumer Affairs licensing boards and bureaus are required to grant temporary licensure to the spouse or domestic partner of an active-duty military member stationed in California if the applicant is currently licensed and holds an active and unrestricted license in another state with the same scope of practice as the profession in California for which they would like to practice. This applicant population also receives expedited processing and initial application and license fee waivers. Applications for this temporary licensure are available through the board or bureau with jurisdiction over the type of license being sought. For the requirements and additional information, please visit www.dca.ca.gov/military.