Gov. Whitmer Temporarily Relaxes Medical Practice Law

Allows Qualified Physician Assistants, Nurses to Treat COVID-19 Patients

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order on Sunday, relaxing the extent of some medical practice laws.

The order will give flexibility to medical hubs so they can use qualified physician assistants, nurses and other health care providers to treat patients affected by COVID-19.

A state press release says 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.”

The press release also said:

“Michigan’s dedicated health care professionals continue putting their lives on the line every day during this unprecedented crisis, and we must do everything we can to empower them to do their jobs. This executive order temporarily sets aside some existing rules to allow qualified physician assistants, nurses and other health care providers to treat COVID-19 patients and help slow the spread of this virus in every corner of our state.”

To view the executive order in its entirety, click the link below.

Categories: Coronavirus