New Jersey’s effort during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to grant temporary health care practitioner licenses to out-of-state physicians, nurses, psychologists and other licensed workers proved effective, according to an analysis conducted by Rutgers University with data provided by the N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs. Granting temporary licenses helped stem what might have been critical labor shortages in fields such as respiratory therapy, as well as opening the door to a new era of tele-health and helping maintain the infrastructure of non-COVID-related health services, Rutgers researchers said. To read the full story.