Oklahoma’s state medical board has approved almost 200 doctors for temporary licenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
An executive order from Gov. Kevin Stitt allows the board to approve 90-day critical care licenses for out-of-state physicians. As of last week, 192 doctors had been approved.
Many are primary care physicians, but there are also several emergency medicine doctors and specialists from neurologists to infectious disease specialists in the mix.
Medical board member Dr. Mark Fixley does not expect they will be needed, though.