March 30, 2020
Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order 2020-30 -
Applies to ONLY Licensed Health Facilities
Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order (EO) 2020-30 that suspends for Health facilities only scope of practice, delegation and supervision for Physician Assistants, Nurse practitioners, pharmacists and other health professionals. The EO also includes special consideration for student pharmacists and other health professional students. Click here to view a copy of the Executive Order.

The EO addresses suspension of requirements in health facilities including:

5) Part 177 and related provisions of the Public Health Code, as they relate to scope of practice, supervision, and delegation, to the extent necessary to permit licensed pharmacists to provide care for routine health maintenance, chronic disease states, or similar conditions, as appropriate to the professional’s education, training, and experience, without physician supervision and without criminal, civil, or administrative penalty related to a lack of such supervision.

Related to student pharmacists:

Notwithstanding any law, regulation, or executive order to the contrary, and without the need for a clinical affiliation agreement, a designated health care facility is temporarily authorized:

(a) To allow students who are enrolled in programs to become licensed, registered, or certified health care professionals to volunteer or work within the facility in whatever roles that are necessary to support the facility’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and are appropriate to the student’s education, training, and experience, as determined by the facility in consultation with the facility’s medical leadership. 
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Michigan Seeking Qualified Volunteers
Pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are need to volunteer to assist in the dispensing process at the TCF center (previously known as the COBO hall) in Detroit. If interested they should contact MPA Director of Emergency Preparedness, Farah Jalloul or complete registration at
Important Notices and Forms
FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EAU) testing of COVID-19
Pharmacies are being inundated with companies promoting potentially fraudulent materials related to COVID-19 testing, including marketing FDA certification. The FDA is still in the process of reviewing many of these authorizations and have shared with us a few key points to help discern whether a company is legitimate. 
Click here for the FDA list of all current authorized tests. This list is updated daily .
The below FDA pages addres available diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices to diagnosis and response to COVID-19:
As of March 29, 2020:
  • There is no “Home Test” authorized for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
  • There are emergency use authorized (EUA) point of care (POC) tests, but these tests are not CLIA waived. 
Click for a list of Laboratories and Manufacturers that are Offering Tests for COVID-19.

Any additional diagnostic questions should be submitted to:
As a reminder, any concerns regarding fraudulent products, including tests, should be sent to:
Learn How Pharmacists Can Help During COVID-19 and Beyond - Join the Michigan Volunteer Registry
MPA has received numerous calls from pharmacists and pharmacy staff ready to step-up and help during the COVID-19 epidemic. Please visit .

By adding your name to the Michigan Volunteer Registry , you are indicating your willingness to volunteer your time and skills in an emergency. Registering places you under no obligation to volunteer.
MPA Social Media Graphic: Executive Order 2020-25
Please share this information on your pharmacy social media pages and/or personal pages to spread the word to your patients, family and friends on how exactly Executive Order 2020-25 is meant to work. .
While Pharmacy Staff is Working for Michigan's Residents
MPA Staff is Working for YOU!
Though MPA staff is not in the office we are all working remotely for you, our valued members and the profession! We are holding video conference calls and are in constant communication with one another and responding to your questions, comments and concerns and advocating for pharmacy. If you need to reach us, please email us or use the contact form on our website .
On call but not pictured, Brian Sapita, Ellen Rodriguez and Reinette Coates.