Regulatory Flexibility – Archive

(04/30/20) COVID-19 Telehealth Coverage Policies
An updated list from the Public Health Institute Center for Connected Health Policy on federally made changes to telehealth laws from CMS, including specific non-permanent emergency actions taken for COVID-19.

(04/25/20) Cuomo Announces Expanded Virus Testing in New York
An article describing an executive order by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that is allowing all pharmacies in New York State to conduct coronavirus tests. The executive order will also allow all first responders, health care workers and essential employees to be tested even if they do not show symptoms..

(04/17/20) California Resists Push to Lift Limits On Nurse Practitioners During COVID-19 Pandemic
An article discussing the political battle in California regarding the scope of practice of nurse practitioners addressing COVID-19.

(04/17/20) COVID-19 Executive Orders
A collection from the New York State Education Department on regulatory changes for healthcare professionals practicing in New York.

(03/26/20) 50-State Survey: Temporary Medical Licensure Measures in Response to COVID-19
This chart compiled by the Association of American Medical Colleges describes emergency medical licensure measures by states, categorized by in person and telehealth/mental health services.

(03/26/20) Indiana’s Executive Orders That Relate to COVID-19 and the Health Workforce
This webpage on the Bowen Center website summarizes Indiana’s executive orders that relate to COVID-19 and the health workforce.

(03/24/20) States Use Federal Waivers to Expand Health Care Resources to Confront COVID-19
This page on the National Academy for State Health Policy website explains how states have used Medicaid waivers to expand health care capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.