In general, a provider may only conduct CEs across State borders if he or she is licensed
in multiple states or holds a license that permits him or her to do so. Many State
licensing laws and regulations disallow healthcare providers to practice across state
borders without appropriate licensing in other state(s). However, some States permit
healthcare providers to practice across State borders during exigent circumstances,
such as National or State emergencies, to meet healthcare needs. Confirm state licensing
requirements prior to scheduling a VCE across state borders (.i.e., before scheduling
a VCE with a CE source who is located in a different State than the claimant).
For information on selecting a medical source to perform a CE, see DI 22510.010.