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Coronavirus (COVID-19) State Resources

State and local government responses to COVID-19 are rapidly evolving and our state government relations and policy team is working diligently to update your practice as new information becomes available. The resources provided below include state-specific legislation, Executive Orders, and quick links to state regulatory entities (State Health Department, Medical Board, Medical Society, Board of Pharmacy, Labor and Workforce, and Insurance Department) providing COVID-19 related updates as well as state assistance for small businesses. For questions and support that may not be found on this page, please contact our state team directly:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Click the links below to see state-specific quick links to state regulatory entities (ex: State Health Department, Medical Board, Medical Society, Board of Pharmacy, Labor and Workforce, and Insurance Department) providing COVID-19 related updates:

Arizona

Arizona Guidance on Re-Opening Elective Surgery – Beginning April 22, all non-essential or elective surgeries, including elective dental surgeries, that use PPE or ventilators can be performed as of May 1 if they can prove implemented measures of PPE, adequate staffing and bed capacity & testing of staff and patients

Arizona Department of Health Services

Arizona Delaying Elective Surgeries to Conserve PPE

Arizona 1135 Waivers

Arizona Department of Insurance

Arizona COVID-19 Telemedicine Information- Arizona Medical Association

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment Services (AHCCCS)

Arizona Office of the Governor, Executive Orders

State of Arizona Coronavirus Update

Florida

Florida Guidance on Re-Opening Elective Surgery

Florida Delaying Elective Surgeries to Conserve PPE–  Update 5/1: On April 29, Governor DeSantis announced Executive Order 20-112 which allows “Medical services, including elective procedures, surgical centers, office surgery centers, dental offices, orthodontic offices, endodontic office and other health care practitioners’ offices may fully re-open” under the condition of assisting nursing homes and long-term care facilities (FAQ)

Florida Health COVID19 Resources and Toolkit

Florida Health Department

Florida Medical Association COVID-19 Resources

Florida COVID-19 Payment Resources 

Florida 1135 Waivers

Florida Department of Labor COVID-19 Resources

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

Illinois

Illinois Guidance on Re-Opening Elective Surgery – Update 5/1: On May 1, the Chicago Tribune reported that “The governor’s new order allows certain state parks to reopen and some elective medical procedures to resume, particularly in areas with fewer cases of the new coronavirus,” however, as of this writing, the Illinois Department of Public Health has not updated its previous guidance

Illinois Delaying Elective Surgeries to Conserve PPE

Illinois Department of Public Health

State of Illinois COVID-19 Response

Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services COVID-19 Updates 

Illinois 1135 Waivers

Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program

Minnesota

Update 5/1: On April 30, the Minnesota Department of Health released draft guidance on the resumption of elective medical procedures for comment, indicating that Governor Walz may lift the postponement (Media Source)

Minnesota Delaying Elective Surgeries to Conserve PPE

Minnesota Department of Public Health COVID-19 Guidance for Minnesotans

State of Minnesota Letter to Health Insurance Carriers related to COVID-19

Minnesota 1135 Waivers

Minnesota Medical Association COVID-19 Resources for Physicians

Ohio

Ohio Guidance on Re-Opening Elective Surgery– Update 5/1: On April 30, OhioHealth announced that in accordance with Governor Mike DeWine’s guidance, it will begin a gradual return to elective surgeries which do not require an overnight stay at all hospital and outpatient surgery centers starting Friday, May 1

Ohio Delaying Elective Surgeries to Conserve PPE

Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Information

Ohio Department of Medicaid Emergency Actions- Telehealth

Ohio Office of the Governor, Executive Orders

Texas

Texas Guidance on Re-Opening Elective Surgery– Beginning at 11:59 pm on April 21 and continuing until 11:59 pm on May 8, the order requires that all licensed health care professionals and facilities continue postponing all surgeries and procedures that are not medically necessary. However, the order provides an exemption from the prohibition for: any procedure that would not deplete the hospital capacity or the PPE needed to cope with the COVID-19 disaster; or any surgery or procedure performed in a licensed facility that has certified in writing to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission both, “…(1) that it will reserve at least 25% of its hospital capacity for treatment of COVID-19 patients, accounting for the range of clinical severity of COVID-l9 patients; and (2) that it will not request any personal protective equipment from any public source, whether federal, state, or local, for the duration of the COVID 19 disaster.”

Texas Delaying Elective Surgeries to Conserve PPE

Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 Information

Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) COVID-19 Updates and Preparations 

Texas Office of the Governor, Executive Actions

Texas HHS COVID-19 Provider Information

Texas Medical Association Telemedicine in Texas COVID-19

Texas Medical Association COVID-19 Resources

Texas Workforce Commission COVID-19 Resources

Texas 1135 Waiver 

Texas Temporary Emergency Rule Changes for Health Plans Regulated by TDI