MSA Response to COVID -19
Letter to Governor Hogan: Elective Procedures and Preservation of Medical Supplies/Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
State Response RE: Elective Procedures:
Excerpted (linked) below are portions of the Governor’s statement from Monday, March 23rd to cease elective and non-urgent procedures, and the Health Secretary’s Order stopping elective and non-urgent procedures as of 5:00 pm Tuesday, March 24th.
- NEW HEALTH TESTING ORDERS: The Maryland Department of Health is issuing an order requiring health care providers to prioritize tests for hospitalized and chronic care patients, symptomatic first responders, and symptomatic nursing home patients; and requiring all health care facilities to cease elective or non-urgent medical procedures at 5 p.m. tomorrow. Read the Health Department’s order.
- Elective and Non-urgent Medical Procedures – Licensed Health Care Facilities
- Pursuant to the Executive Order of March 16, 2020 relating to various health care matters and in accordance with the guidance issued by MDH and posted on its website at http://coronavirus.maryland.gov, all licensed hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and all other licensed health care facilities shall cease all elective and non-urgent medical procedures effective at 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and not provide any such procedures for the duration of the catastrophic health emergency.
- Elective and Non-urgent Medical Procedures – All Health Care Practitioners
- Pursuant to the Executive Order of March 16, 2020 relating to various health care matters and in accordance with the guidance issued by MDH and posted on its website at http://coronavirus.maryland.gov, all providers of health care licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized under the Health Occupations Article shall perform only medical procedures that are critically necessary for the maintenance of health for a patient. All elective and nonurgent medical procedures and appointments shall cease effective at 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and shall not be performed for the duration of the catastrophic health emergency.
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