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BOCM Drafts Emergency Rule Due to COVID
Monday, 10 August 2020

August 7, 2020 - It appears that the Board of Chiropractic Medicine (BOCM), in its 9-hour virtual meeting yesterday, adopted an emergency rule to allow Florida licensed DCs to attain all 40 license renewal CE hours through synchronous learning (livestreaming of an approved event) or through online CEs for the current biennium, due to COVID. We are unsure of the text of the emergency rule and it was difficult to understand the final motions. Please stay tuned for further reports when the emergency rule text is made available.  

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New Florida Loan Bill May Relieve Students Whose Board Exams Were Cancelled Due to COVID-19
Thursday, 09 July 2020
Chiropractic graduates having difficulty taking the licensing exams due to Covid-19 virus cancellations can rest assured that any resulting delinquency in student loan payments will not be a bar to Florida licensure, thanks to a new Florida law. Delays in exam administrations and employment may cause some graduates to fall delinquent for lack of a job.
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Application Deadline Extended for PPP
Thursday, 09 July 2020
A bill providing a temporary extension of the Paycheck Protection Program, which was initially set to expire on June 30, was signed into law by President Trump last Saturday. Businesses that have not yet applied for PPP funds may do so through August 8. Approximately $130 billion of the $660 billion earmarked for the program is still available to businesses affected by COVID-19 who qualify for relief under the CARES Act.  Here are some further facts as reported by the Lowndes Lawfirm:
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How Your Local Ordinances or Emergency Orders on Face Masks Impact Your Practice
Wednesday, 01 July 2020
With the steady increase of COVID-19 cases and new and varied local government orders on face masks, members have asked whether the ordinances/orders apply to chiropractors in their own offices.  Compliance with the law will depend on your own regional order which you may find for free on this site.  The CDC’s recommended routine infection prevention and control (IPC) practices during the COVID-19 pandemic include all healthcare providers and their patients wear face coverings.

To see what your local government requires on face coverings, click your Region in the link above, and scroll to the facial coverings order.  By way of example of the differing orders based upon geography:

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COVID FAQs Testing and Exposure at Home
Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Q.: What type of test does the CDC recommend for someone who wants to return to work who has either been exposed to COVID or has COVID?
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