MI Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Relieving Supervision Requirements for PAs, NPs, & Other Certain Restrictions and Requirements Governing the Provision of Medical Services

On March 29, 2020, Michigan Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order (EO) 2020-30 relaxing the scope of practice laws to give hospitals and other health-care facilities the flexibility needed to successfully deploy qualified physician assistants, nurses and other health care providers to treat COVID-19 patients and help slow the spread of the virus. The order also reinforces an existing law that protects hospitals and health-care workers from liability for taking necessary steps to protect Michiganders during an emergency.

Responding effectively to the urgent and steep demands created by the COVID-19 pandemic will require the help of as many health care professionals as possible, working in whatever capacities are appropriate to their respective education, training, and experience. To ensure health care professionals and facilities are fully enabled to provide the critical assistance and care needed by this state and its residents during this unprecedented emergency, it is reasonable and necessary to provide limited and temporary relief from certain restrictions and requirements governing the provision of medical services.

To read the provisions and guidelines of EO 2020-30 in its entirety, please click here: https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-523481–,00.html

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this executive order or any Michigan licensing/scope of practice related matter, please do not hesitate to contact Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. at riwrey@thehlp.com as a significant portion of his practice involves Michigan licensing and scope of practice-related matters.

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