On March 25, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar sent a letter to Governors calling on them to take a number of actions to strengthen the healthcare workforce as it faces the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

  • Allow licensure across state lines  – either in person or through telemedicine
  • Waive state-level regulatory barriers to telehealth
  • Relax scope of practice limitations
  • Allow more telehealth and remote supervision
  • Allow rapid certifications
  • Develop and share a list of state-level liability protections for healthcare providers
  • Modify any laws to allow signature-less delivery of pharmaceutical products.

Please find the full letter below:

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