Gov. Wolf Signs Executive Order to Provide Civil Immunity for Health Care Providers

first_img Healthcare,  Press Release Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order to afford health care practitioners protection against liability for good faith actions taken in response to the call to supplement the health care provider workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.During the course of the pandemic and the disaster declaration associated with it, the Wolf Administration has used its authority under the declaration to suspend a significant number of regulations and regulatory statutes to supplement the health care workforce, including facilitating the deployment of retirees and out-of-state health care professionals, expanding scope of practices and relaxing supervision requirements for numerous health care licensees, bringing in health care professionals who have not previously maintained liability coverage, and calling upon health care providers to perform acts they would not perform in the ordinary course of business.“As the COVID-19 pandemic has required the Wolf Administration to take broad action to respond to and prepare for Pennsylvanians’ critical health care needs, so too has it required our health care providers to broaden their professional responsibilities and experiences like never before,” Gov. Wolf said. “This Executive Order to Enhance Protections for Health Care Professionals serves to protect the individuals serving on the front lines of the disaster response.”The executive order:Grants immunity to any individual who holds a license, certificate, registration or certification to practice a health care profession or occupation in Pennsylvania and who is engaged in providing COVID-19 medical and health treatment or services during the COVID- 19 disaster emergency response. Immunity does not extend to acts or omissions that constitute a crime, gross negligence, or fraud, malice, or other willful misconduct;Extends immunity to those medical professionals in Pennsylvania that provide services in any health care facility as defined by the Health Care Facilities Act, as well as any nursing facility, personal care home, assisted living facility or any alternate care site, community-based testing site or non-congregate care facility used for the purpose of conducting emergency services activities or the provision of disaster services activities related to the Commonwealth’s COVID- 19 disaster emergency response;Affirms immunity for any person, organization or authority allowing real estate or other premises used for emergency services without compensation in the case of death, injury, or loss or damage to the property of any person who is on the premises for the purpose of those emergency services; andSuspends or removes a host of regulatory barriers that would otherwise impede or prevent out-of-state, retired or other qualified practitioners from providing services where needed in the Commonwealth.The order was written in response to stakeholders requesting civil immunity for health care practitioners practicing with good judgment under very challenging circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic. The executive order also is in line with actions neighboring states have taken and is responsive to the needs and requests of the health care community.This order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for the duration of the disaster emergency.Read the full order here.View this information in Spanish. Gov. Wolf Signs Executive Order to Provide Civil Immunity for Health Care Providers SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img May 06, 2020last_img read more

Fernandes responds to Ronaldo’s Instagram workout challenge

first_img Loading… Fernandes took to his Instagram account to respond to the summons set by Juventus forward Ronaldo, whereby players see how many ab crunches they can complete in 45 seconds. Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Inventions That Prove Humanity Is Failing Badly10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemPink Pineapples Exist – In Case You Didn’t Know10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging7 Biggest Celebrity Endorsement Deals6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Manchester Untied midfielder Bruno Fernandes accepted an Instagram challenge set by compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo.Advertisement Ronaldo started off the challenge with an Instagram video posted with the caption: “Hey guys, I have a new challenge for you to stay active: the Living Room Cup. Can you step up and beat my core crusher record? Show me what you got and use #livingroomcup #playinside @nike @cristiano so I can see you!”After introducing the challenge to his 210 million Instagram followers, Ronaldo takes to the mat to start.“Hi guys, this is the first edition of the Nike Living Room Cup, I’m joining you to see how many ab crunches I can do in 45 seconds,” he said, before blasting through the exercises.Ronaldo set a tasty score of 142 to beat – an incredible yet perhaps unsurprising effort for a player famed for his dedication to his fitness.Fernandes wasted no time in stepping up to the plate, but could not replicate Ronaldo’s feat, completing 117 in the allotted time frame – a commendable effort in itself.Fernandes’ post was accompanied by the caption: “#NikeLivingRoomCup – Week One. 117 Abs in 45 seconds. Not bad for a Sunday.Thanks for the challenge @Cristiano @nike @nikefootball Challenge: @jorgejesus @francisobikwelu @martial_9 @carloschainho @cesartmourao @madjer_official”Fernandes takes on RonaldoRead Also: Lionel Messi is above Ronaldo, CR7, Ronaldinho – XaviFernandes tagged Manchester United team mate Anthony Martial in the challenge, as well as former Portugal manager Jorge Jesus.Footballers have been doing their best to promote the ‘stay at home’ message during the coronavirus crisis.The Premier League is currently suspended indefinitely, though chiefs still remain hopeful of completing the season.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more