HSE Institute

Healthcare Immigration: Hiring Medical Professionals from Abroad

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
1600 Bausch & Lomb Place
Rochester, NY 14604

June 10, 2020
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Immigrant doctors, nurses and other medical professionals play a critical role meeting our country’s healthcare needs.  Unfortunately, efforts to hire such medical professionals from abroad to help with surging demand faces many obstacles such as complex visa requirements, critical timeline issues, physician J-1 waiver requirements, and now the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this presentation, we will provide up-to-date information on hiring medical professionals in the current regulatory environment and address strategies to manage barriers.  We will also provide late-breaking information on an important expansion to the HHS J-1 Waiver program and USCIS accommodations relating to J-1 Waiver physicians furloughed  by the pandemic or needing to practice telemedicine.

Topics will include:

  • Physician Immigration
    • J-1 vs. H-1B for GME
    • Two year foreign residence requirement and H-1B quota
    • J-1 Waivers, HHS updates
    • Employment agreements
    • H-1B and quota exemptions
    • Permanent residence
    • COVID-19 Pandemic, telehealth and furloughs
  • Allied Healthcare Immigration
    • Visascreen
  • Immigration Strategies for Registered Nurses
    • Temporary work permit
    • Permanent residence
    • Working with recruiters
Frank A. Novak

Frank A. Novak



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