Executive order addresses health care worker shortage in Tennessee
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The governor of Tennessee has signed an executive order, reinstating certain regulatory flexibilities for hospitals following an increase in COVID-19 cases.
Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 83 August 6, which allows out-of-state health care providers to practice in Tennessee. The order also enables retired medical professionals to easily reenter the health care workforce.
Executive Order 83 comes as COVID-19 cases have doubled in the state week after week. Currently, 27 children are hospitalized with the virus with 10 of those patients in ICU.
View Executive Order 83 below.
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