Clarifying the Governor's Executive Order 20-72
Prohibiting Unnecessary, Non-Urgent or Non-Emergency Procedures or Surgeries
and Broward County Administrator’s Emergency Order 20-01
The FCA continues to get questions on the Governor’s Executive Order from Friday since its last Bulletin. The FCA interpretation of Executive Order 20-72 is that only medically unnecessary, non-urgent or non-emergency procedures or surgeries are prohibited. This does NOT include chiropractic care. The Governor’s latest Executive Order falls squarely in line with CMS’s announcement on March 15, 2020.
• Elective or non-medically necessary surgical procedures;• Surgical procedures that can be postponed without putting the patient’s immediate health, safety or well-being at risk;• Medical procedures that would consume personal protective equipment, that can be postponed without putting the patient’s immediate health, safety or well-being at risk
FCA will continue to monitor any new Executive Orders and provide more information when available.