COVID-19 State Government Resources

Following is a list of enacted state actions taken in response to the COVID-19 crisis.  This list is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all state actions; it includes items identified by AANA staff as being potentially relevant to CRNAs during this time.  Keep in mind this is a fluid and rapidly changing situation, and getting correct and complete information is difficult.  More will be added to this list as we become aware of it.

The State list begins below; other resources we have for state associations include:

If state association leaders have specific questions, please contact AANA State Government Affairs at sga@aana.com.

Alabama

Executive statewide health order – 3.19.2020 – among other things requires that all Hospitals and Nursing Home/Long Term Care Facilities (including Assisted Living and Specialty Care Assisted Living Facilities) to prohibit visitation of all visitors and nonessential health care personnel, except for certain compassionate care situations such as maternity and end-of-life, and that all elective dental and medical procedures shall be delayed.

Alaska

  • House Bill 29 - requires health care insurers to provide coverage for telehealth benefits.
  • Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development Bulletin 20-03 - allowing access to drug refills during quarantine, promoting utilization of telemedicine, and stating their preparedness plan for COVID-19.

Arizona

  • Executive Order 2020-07 - Relates to proactive measures to protect against COVID 19, including requiring that all insurers regulated by the State cover telemedicine visits at a lower cost-sharing point for consumers than the same in-office service to encourage utilization of telemedicine for the duration of the state’s public health emergency.
  • Executive Order 2020-10 - halts all elective surgeries to free up medical resources and maintain the capacity for hospitals and providers to continue offering vital services.
  • Executive Order 2020-15 – Allows for an expansion of Telemedicine.

Arkansas

  • Executive Order 20-02 - Declares an emergency, and orders the Department of Health to take action to prevent the spread of COVID 19.
  • Executive Order 20-04 - Declares an emergency and orders the Department of Health to take action to prevent the spread of COVID 19.
  • Executive Order 20-05 - Encouraging treatment and communication by technology
  • Executive Order 20-06 - Assisting state agencies in rendering maximum assistance to the citizens.

California

  • Executive Order N-25-20 - Enhances the state's ability to respond to the COVID 19 pandemic. Waives the one week waiting period for people who are unemployed or disabled as a result of COVID 19. Directs residents to follow public health directives and guidance, including to cancel large nonessential gatherings. Readies the state to commandeer property for temporary residences and medical facilities for quarantining, isolating or treating individuals.
  • Executive Order N-27-20 - Updates California Health Guidance for Seniors and COVID 19 vulnerable residents directed to home isolate. Redirects California agencies to protect licensed facilities, staff and residents most vulnerable to COVID 19, Health care, residential and nonresidential facilities licensed by the state, especially those serving senior citizens and other COVID 19 vulnerable populations, will face significant challenges.
  • Executive Order N-29-20 - Extends the eligibility period for important safety net services during the COVID 19 outbreak. Waives eligibility redeterminations for ninety days for Californians who participate in MediCal health coverage, CalFresh food assistance, CalWORKs, Cash Assistance for Immigrants, and In Home Supportive Services.

Colorado

  • Executive Order D 2020 003 - Declares a disaster emergency due to the presence of Coronavirus disease.
  • Executive Order D 2020 009 - Orders the temporary cessation of all elective and nonessential surgeries and procedures and preserving personal protective equipment and ventilators in the state due to the presence of COVID 19.
  • Division of Insurance - 3 CCR 702-4 - Establishes the coverage and cost-sharing requirements for commercial insurance carriers related to claims arising from the testing and treatment of COVID-19.
  • Medical Services Board - MSB 20-03-17-A - Waives prescription signature requirements due to public health emergency of COVID-19. Permits the utilization of telemedicine through interactive audio, video, or data communication to limit face-to-face visits between clients and health professionals to contain te spread of COVID-19.

Connecticut

  • Executive Order Number 7A - Concerns protection of residents of nursing home facilities, residential care homes and chronic disease hospitals during COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Executive Order Number 7F - Takes several emergency actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the governor's civil preparedness and public health declarations, including expansion of Medicaid Telehealth Coverage to Audio-Only Telephone.
  • Executive Order Number 7G - Takes several emergency actions in response to the COVID 19 outbreak and the Governor's civil preparedness and public health declarations, including flexibility for Medicaid Enrolled Providers and In-Network Providers for Commercial Fully Insured Health Insurance to Perform Telehealth Through Additional Methods.
  • The Connecticut Department of Public Health order -3.23.3030 - Eases the rules for out-of-state practitioners to provide services in Connecticut.

Delaware

  • Delaware Division of Public Health order – 3.23.2020 – stating Nurses, doctors, mental health care providers, pharmacists and other health care professionals who have active licenses or certificates of good standing in any U.S. jurisdiction are authorized to provide in-person health care services in Delaware throughout the emergency, as well as telemedicine services; and that Delaware health care professionals whose licenses expired in the last five years are authorized to provide health care services in Delaware, assuming their licenses were in good standing for the five-year period.

District of Columbia

  • Resolution 772 - Declares the existence of an emergency; 
  • Department of Health Care Finance - 67 DCR 3293 - Amends rules to ensure the accessibility of services to Medicaid beneficiaries if the risk of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the District requires quarantine of beneficiaries or providers become inaccessible.

Florida

  • Executive Order Number 20-51 - Establishes Coronavirus response protocol and directs a Public Health Emergency.
  • Executive Order Number 20-52 - Relates to the Emergency Management COVID 19 Public Health Emergency, including that medical professionals and workers, social workers, and counselors with good and valid professional licenses issued by states other than the State of Florida may render such services in Florida during this emergency for persons affected by this emergency with the condition that such services be rendered to such persons free of charge, and with the further condition that such services be rendered under the auspices of the American Red Cross or the Florida Department of Health.
  • Executive Order Number 20-72 - Concerns emergency management, COVID 19 and nonessential elective medical procedures.

Georgia

  • Executive Order 02.28.20.01 - Creates the Governor's Coronavirus Task Force.
  • Executive Order 03.14.20.01 - Declares a public health state of emergency for novel coronavirus, COVID 19.
  • Executive Order 03.20.20.02 - Reduces regulations to assist the state's response to the spread of COVID 19, including ordering the Georgia Composite Medical Board to immediately adopt emergency rules to provide telemedicine licenses, and ordering that the Department of Community Health to require from healthcare facilities and providers reports confirming actions taken to assist, aid, or cope with the Public Health Emergency on an as-needed basis with a final reporting to be provided upon the expiration of the Public Health State of Emergency.
  • Executive Order 3.23.2020 – Expanding temporary licensing of certain healthcare professions assisting in the state’s response; includes that the Georgia Board of Nursing is authorized to grant temporary licenses to graduate registered nurses and graduate practical nurses who have yet to take their respective licensing exam. 

Hawaii

  • SUPPLEMENTARY PROCLAMATION – 3.16.2020 – Among other things, allows out-of-state licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, and advance practice registered nurses with prescriptive authority with a current and active license, or those previously licensed pursuant to chapter 457, HRS, but who are no longer current and active, to practice in Hawaiʻi without a license; provided that they have never had their license revoked or suspended and are hired by a state or county agency or facility, or by a hospital, including related clinics and rehabilitation hospitals, nursing home, hospice, pharmacy, or clinical laboratory.

Idaho

  • Governor’s Proclamation 3.23.2020 - Lifts restrictions in 125 administrative rules to increase healthcare provider capacity and reduce barriers to healthcare access waivers; will increase the capacity of Idaho’s healthcare system by broadening the use of telehealth and removing barriers on out-of-state providers treating Idaho patients through telehealth technology. Also streamlines the licensure of nurses and physicians, allowing inactive or retired providers to come back into the profession more quickly and easily, and removes restrictions so that physician assistants can be fully engaged as part of the medical team.

Illinois

  • Executive Order Number 7 - Expands telehealth services; protects health care providers in response to COVID 19.
  • Illinois Department of Financial Proclamation 3.23.2020 - Allows out-of-state physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and respiratory care therapists to provide care to Illinois residents.

Indiana

  • Executive Order 20-02 - Declares a public health emergency for the Coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak.
  • Executive Order 20-04 - Relates to further orders and directives in response to the Coronavirus disease 2019 epidemic, including that hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers are directed to cancel or postpone elective and non-urgent surgical procedures immediately. This action will help the healthcare system conserve resources and personnel necessary to meet emerging health needs. Physicians should continue to perform critical procedures necessary to prevent short-term or long-term adverse effects to their patients' overall health.

Iowa

  • Executive Department - PROCLAMATION OF DISASTER EMERGENCY – Among other things, temporarily suspends regulatory provisions to the extent they prohibit the practice of medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, nursing, respiratory care, and practice as a physician assistant for an individual who has not yet obtained an initial license, if the licensing board determines that the individual has completed sufficient education and should be granted an emergency license to practice in accordance with any guidance issued by the board. 

Kansas

  • Executive Order 20-08 - Among other things, states that the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts won’t enforce any statute, rule, or regulation that would require physicians to conduct an in-person examination of a patient prior to the issuance of a prescription order the administration of medication.  Also that out-of~state physicians may utilize telemedicine when treating patients in Kansas without the necessity of securing a license to practice medicine in the state, and that the Board is authorized to grant a temporarily emergency license to practice any profession regulated by the Board to an applicant whose qualifications the Board determines to be sufficient to protect public safety and welfare within the scope of professional practice permitted by the temporarily emergency license

Kentucky

  • Executive Order 2020-215 - Declares a State of Emergency and do hereby order and direct the issuance of appropriate state resources of the Kentucky National Guard and other logistical support necessary for an immediate response to the novel coronavirus emergency in the Commonwealth.
  • Executive Order 2020-200 - Provides that the Commissioner of the Department of Insurance shall temporarily waive, suspend, or modify the operation of any statute or administrative regulation.
  • Executive Order 3.23.2020 – orders all non-emergent, non-urgent in-person medical, surgical, dental, and any other healthcare practice or procedure to immediately cease; also urges use of telephonic or video communication to provide telemedicine services.

Louisiana

  • Office of Public Health - LAC 51:II.1 - Adding coronavirus disease 2019 to the list of reportable diseases and conditions.
  • Department of Insurance/Office of Commissioner - LAC 37:XI.Chapter 31 - Adopts rules concerning Emergency Rule 36- Patient Protections and Related Health Care Services Regarding Health Insurance Matters Affecting Insureds in Louisiana Caused by the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
  • Department of Insurance - Emergency Rule 37- Telemedicine and Network Adequacy in Health Insurance in Louisiana during the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease

Maine

  • Executive Order 15 FY 19/20 – allows physicians, physician assistants and nurses who are licensed in good standing in another state to be issued emergency Maine licenses, and allows physicians, physician assistants and nurses to provide telehealth across state lines into Maine.  Suspends mandatory supervision or collaborative practice agreements for physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses who are assisting in the response to COVID-19.
  • Senate Bill 676 - Directs the Department of Health and Human Services to amend certain rules to provide for reimbursement of case management services delivered through telehealth to targeted populations; makes other changes necessary for the delivery of telehealth services to be expanded to include case management services; clarifies that telehealth services reimbursable under a health plan or the MaineCare program include consultation between health professionals regarding a patient.
  • Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Mainecare Services - 10-144-101, Ch. I, Section 4 - Removes the MaineCare Benefits Manual (MBM), Ch. I Section 4, "Telehealth Services", blanket prohibition against providers utilizing telehealth to deliver services under the MBM, Ch. II Section 80, Pharmacy Services.

Maryland

  • House Bill 1663/Senate Bill 1080 - Authorizes the Governor to take certain actions as a result of the issuance by the Governor on a specified date, of the proclamation declaring a state of emergency and the existence of a catastrophic health emergency or any other proclamation issued under Title 14 of the Public Safety Article
  • Executive Order - 01.01.2020.04 - Relates to the Declaration of State of Emergency and Existence of Catastrophic Health Emergency, COVID 19.
  • Executive Order - 01.01.2020.12 - Relates to various health care matters, including ordering the Secretary of Health of the State of Maryland to work collaboratively with health care providers throughout the State to designate and gain access to any and all facilities needed to respond to the catastrophic health emergency, including, without limitation, decommissioned hospitals; and allowing any person who holds a valid, unexpired license as a health care practitioner that is issued by another state to, at a health care facility in Maryland, engage in the activities authorized under such license without first obtaining a license or practice letter from the applicable Maryland licensing agency or board; also allows any inactive practitioner may, at a health care facility in Maryland, engage in activities that would have been authorized under his/her inactive license without first reinstating his/her inactive license, if certain conditions are met; and allows health care practitioners to engage in activities that are not authorized by his/her license at a health care facility in Maryland if conditions are met.  Also states that the Secretary is authorized and ordered to take actions to control, restrict, and regulate the use of health care facilities for the performance of elective medical procedures, as necessary to respond to the catastrophic health emergency, and that the Board of Nursing may suspend any nursing law or regulation if the BoN finds that the suspension will not endanger the public health, welfare, or safety and will augment the healthcare workforce and allow it to respond to the catastrophic health emergency.

Massachusetts

  • Executive Order No. 591: Declaration of a State of Emergency to Respond to COVID-19

Michigan

  • Executive Order No. 2020-4 - Relates to COVID 19; declares a State of Emergency.
  • Executive Order No. 2020-6, 2020-7 - Relates to temporary restrictions on entry into health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities.
  • Executive Order No. 2020-13 - Relates to temporary enhancements to operational capacity and efficiency of health care facilites; temporarily lifts regulatory requirements on hospitals and other care facilities in an effort to expand the number of health care providers able to respond to community needs.
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2020–17 – Creating temporary restrictions on non-essential medical and dental procedures

Minnesota

  • Senate Bill 3813 - Appropriates money for public health response planning and preparation for the Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID 19.
  • Emergency Executive Order 20-01 - Declares a peacetime emergency and coordinates the state's strategy to protect Minnesotans from COVID 19.
  • Emergency Executive Order 20-09 - Directs delay of inpatient and outpatient elective surgery and procedural cases during COVID 19 peacetime emergency.

Mississippi

  • Executive Order No. 1457 - Designates the State Department of Health, in coordination with the Emergency Management Agency as the lead state agency, to coordinate emergency response activities related to the virus among the various state agencies and local governments.
  • Executive Order No. 1458 - Declares a State of Emergency as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Division of Medicaid – Temporary Rule 3.20.2020 - Allows for enhanced usage of telehealth services during an emergency, clarifies reimbursement methods

Missouri

  • Executive Order 20-02 - Declares a state of emergency due to coronavirus.
  • Executive Order 20-04 – Among other things, enables doctors to diagnose and treat patients through telemedicine.

Montana

  • Executive Order No. 2-2020 - Declaring a State of Emergency to Exist Within the State of Montana Related to the Communicable Disease COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus.

Nebraska

  • No actions at this time.

Nevada

  • Commissioner of Insurance - E001-20 - Establishes rules relating to COVID 19 insurance, including requiring health insurers to provide information on available benefits, options for medical advice and treatment through telehealth, and preventative measures related to COVID-19.  

New Hampshire

  • Executive Order 2020-04 - Declares a state of emergency due to Novel Coronavirus, including that any out-of-state personnel, including, but not limited to, medical personnel, entering New Hampshire to assist in preparing for, responding to, mitigating the effects of, and recovering from COVID-19 shall be permitted to provide services 
  • Executive Order 2020-08 - Temporary expansion of access to Telehealth Services to protect the public and health care providers.
  • Emergency Order #15 - Temporarily authorizes out-of-state medical providers to provide medically necessary services, as well as services through telehealth

New Jersey

  • Assembly Bill 3860 - Establishes certain requirements to use Telemedicine and Telehealth to respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • Assembly Bill 3862 - Permits professional and occupational licensing boards to expedite licensure of certain individuals during state of emergency or public health emergency.
  • Assembly Bill 3854 - Authorizes all licensed health care facilities and laboratories to collect specimens to test for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); allows waiver of staffing ratio requirements.
  • Assembly Bill 3843 - Requires health insurance and Medicaid coverage for testing of coronavirus disease 2019 and for Telemedicine and Telehealth during coronavirus disease 2019 state of emergency.
  • Executive Order 103 - Declares a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency, effective immediately, and, among other things, allows the executive head of any agency or instrumentality of the State government with authority to promulgate rules to waive, suspend, or modify any existing rule, where the enforcement of which would be detrimental to the public welfare during this emergency.
  • Executive Order 109 – orders all "elective" surgeries performed on adults, whether medical or dental, and all "elective" invasive procedures performed on adults, whether medical or dental, to be suspended in the State.

New Mexico

  • Executive Order 2020-004 - Orders and declares a State of Public Health Emergency and invokes the powers provided by the All Hazard Emergency Management Act and the Emergency Licensing Act.

New York

  • Senate Bill 7919 - Permits the Governor to issue any directive necessary to respond to a state disaster emergency; makes an appropriation from the State Purposes Account of the General Fund for responding to the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID 19.
  • Executive Order No. 202 - Declares a disaster emergency through September 7, 2020 to address the threat of the COVID 19 virus.
  • Executive Order No. 202.1 - Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency
  • Executive Order No. 202.5 - Continues temporary suspension and modification of laws relating to the COVID 19 emergency; relates to allowing physicians to practice medicine without penalty; applies allowance to registered nurses and nurse practitioners; relates to patients and patient care during the emergency; pertains to home care workers, social services, and mental health services.
  • Executive Order No. 202.6 - Continues temporary suspension and modification of laws relating to the COVID 19 emergency; relates to the Public Officers Law, and volunteers or contractors who assist in the emergency response; requires specified businesses to utilize telecommuting or work from home procedures as applicable; specifies essential services.
  • Executive Order No. 202.10 – Temporarily suspends sections 405.13 and 755.4 of Title 10 of the NYCRR to the extent necessary to permit an advanced practice registered nurse with a doctorate or master's degree specializing in the administration of anesthesia administering anesthesia in a general hospital or free-standing ambulatory surgery center without the supervision of a qualified physician in these health care settings.

North Carolina

  • Executive Order No. 116 - Declares a state of emergency to coordinate response and protective actions to prevent the spread of COVID 19.
  • Commission for Public Health - 10A NCAC 41A .0101 - 34:17 NCR 1652 - Adds a reporting requirement for novel coronavirus.

North Dakota

  • Executive Order 2020-03 - Declares state of emergency in response to public health crisis of COVID 19.
  • Executive Order 2020-05 - Suspends licensing requirements for hospital and health care facilities.
  • Executive Order 2020-05.01 – Suspends licensure requirements for certain healthcare professionals, and expands the use of telehealthcare services.

Ohio

  • Executive Order 2020-05D - expanding access to health care services through telemedicine for Medicaid beneficiaries.

Oklahoma

  • House Resolution 1033 - Relates to declaring emergency conditions under the House Rules.
  • Executive Order 2020-07 - Declares a State of Emergency as a result of the emerging threat of Coronavirus.
  • Executive Order No. 2020-07 Amended – among other things, allows any medical professional who holds a license, certificate, or other permit issued by any state that is a party to the Emergency Management Compact evidencing the meeting of qualifications for the practice of certain medical services, as more particularly described below, shall be deemed licensed to practice in Oklahoma so long as this Order shall be in effect, subject to certain conditions; 
  • THIRD AMENDED EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-07 – Among other things, states that sdvanced practice registered nurses, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and advanced-unlicensed assistants who have lapsed or inactive licenses or certifications may have their single-state license or certification reinstated if they submit a reinstatement application and fee prescribed by the Board and meet the qualifications for licensure or certification established by the Board, provided such license shall only be valid as long as this Order is in effect. 

Oregon

  • Health Authority/Public Health Division - OAR 333-017-0800; -018-0900; -019-1000 – Adopts rules related to COVID-19, including requiring health care facilities to adopt policies regarding restricting employees with COVID-19 or employees with a substantial exposure to COVID-19.
  • Medical Assistance Programs - OAR 410-141-3830 - Updates to the Prioritized List of Covered Health Services to improve access to telehealth.
  • Executive Order No. 20-03 - Relates to the Declaration of Emergency due to the Coronavirus outbreak in the state; states among other things that the Oregon Health Authority and the state Public Health Director can deploy emergency volunteer health care professionals, designate emergency health care centers, and create and require the use of diagnostic and treatment guidelines and providing notice of those guidelines to health care providers, institutions and facilities; also allows state agencies to develop and implement procedures, including waiving rules or adopting temporary rules within the agency's authority, consistent with recommendations from the state Public Health Director, designed to prevent or alleviate the public health threat.
  • Executive Order 20-10 - Conserving personal protective equipment and hospital beds, protecting health care workers, postponing nonurgent health care procedures, and restricting visitation in response to coronavirus outbreaks.
  • Medical Board Temporary Administrative Order – 3.20.2020 – Reduces practice restrictions for physicians and physician assistants and provides a streamlined reactivation process for a qualified group of physicians and physician assistants during a declared emergency.

Pennsylvania

  • No actions at this time.

Rhode Island

  • Executive Order 20-02 - Declares a state of emergency for the State due to the dangers to health and life posed by COVID 19 and the state disaster emergency plan is activated.
  • Executive Order 20-06 – Expands the use of telehealth services
    Department of Health Announcement – 3.18.2020 – allows out of state health care providers to obtain a temporary 90 day license to practice in the state

South Carolina

  • Executive Order No. 2020-08 - Declares a State of Emergency in response to COVID 19.
    Board of Medical Examiners and Board of Nursing announcement 3.14.2020 – implementing procedures to broaden licensure requirements for out of state health professionals to practice in the state during this public health emergency.

South Dakota

  • Executive Order 2020-04 - Declares that the state of emergency exists in all counties in the state and directs the plans and procedures of the state emergency operations; orders that the transportation and delivery of emergency relief supplies and services such as vaccines, antivirals, prescription drugs, protective equipment, and other necessary medical assets.
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-07 – Among other things, temporarily suspends regulatory provisions which limit or restrict the provisions of telehealth or telling medicine services and which require face to face treatment, visits, interviews comma and sessions with providers.

Tennessee

  • Executive Order No. 14 - Suspends provisions of certain statutes and rules in order to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID 19; includes that relevant provisions of Tennessee Code and related rules are suspended to the extent necessary to give the Commissioner of Health the discretion to allow a health care professional who is licensed in another state to engage in the practice of such individual's profession in Tennessee, if such individual is a health care professional who is assisting in the medical response to COVID-19.
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER No.15 – In addition to other things, gives the Commissioner of Health the discretion to allow a health care professional who is licensed in another state, to engage in the practice of such individual's profession in Tennessee, if such individual is a health care professional who is assisting in the medical response to COVID-19, including treating routine or other medical conditions. 
  • Executive Order No. 18 - Among other things, declares that all hospitals and surgical outpatient facilities in the State of Tennessee shall not perform non-essential procedures, which includes any medical procedure that is not necessary to address a medical emergency or to preserve the health and safety of a patient, as determined by a licensed medical provider.  Also states that non-hospital healthcare providers impacted by this Order are requested and encouraged to provide necessary personal protective equipment in their possession and not required for the emergency care.

Texas

  • Executive Order No. GA-09 - All licensed health care professionals and all licensed health care facilities shall postpone all surgeries and procedures that are not immediately medically necessary to correct a serious medical condition of, or to preserve the life of, a patient who without immediate performance of the surgery or procedure would be at risk for serious adverse medical consequences or death, as determined by the patient’s physician; provided, however, that this prohibition shall not apply to any procedure that, if performed in accordance with the commonly accepted standard of clinical practice, would not deplete the hospital capacity or the personal protective equipment needed to cope with the COVID- 19 disaster.

Utah

  • Department of Health Announcement - 3.24.2020 – Places restrictions on non-urgent medical, dental, and veterinary procedures.

Vermont

  • Addendum 3 to Executive Order 01-20 - Postpones all nonessential adult elective surgery and medical and surgical procedures, including all dental procedures in the safest but most expedient way possible.

Virginia

  • Executive Order 51 - Declares a state of emergency due to novel coronavirus.

Washington

  • Department of Health – 3.21.2020 – published guidelines on allocation of personal protective equipment.

West Virginia

  • Executive Order 10-20 – Removes requirement that RNs and APRNs have licenses issued by the West Virginia Board of Registered Professional Nurses, and removes requirement for supervision or presence of other healthcare providers when anesthesia is administered by CRNAs.  Also removes requirement for APRN authorization for prescriptive authority and collaborative agreements for prescriptive authority.

Wisconsin

  • Executive Order #72 - Declaring a health emergency in response to COVID 19, or Coronavirus.

Wyoming

  • Executive Order 2020-2 - Declares a state of emergency and public health emergency due to the outbreak of COVID 19.