COVID-19 UPDATE FROM MEDCHI
May 7, 2020
Dear MedChi Members and Maryland Physicians:

We have a lot to share with you today on the announcement that non-emergent care can resume in Maryland. But first: register here for the Maryland Department of Health all-physician call tomorrow, Friday, May 8 at 12:00 noon.

SAFE RESUMPTION OF NON-EMERGENT CARE

  • Yesterday, we shared a special alert on Governor Hogan's announcement that non-emergent care can resume. We want to make sure you are aware of these key provisions in the Secretary of Health's new order:



  • The liability immunity that was extended to COVID-related care in Pub. Safety Art. § 14- 3A-06 or Health Gen. Art. § 18-907 will not apply to nonCOVID-related procedures or appointments. MedChi will seek more clarification on this and share any information we receive.

  • The new directive requires that facilities have adequate supplies of PPE, continued social distancing and enhanced sanitation measures, and routine COVID-19 symptom screening. While these measures are critical, we want to share two great resources to help you implement an even more comprehensive array of safety measures. I would urge you to consider implementing these measures to help protect you from complaints or liability risk.
  • Re-opening Checklist
  • Roadmap for Resuming Elective Care

We are your advocate and your resource, and we're here for anything you need . Please don't hesitate to reach out.

Thank you for all that you do as physicians, healers, and heroes.

Gene Ransom
MedChi CEO
MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society | 410-539-0872 | www.medchi.org