To better protect Connecticut residents against COVID-19, Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 14D on Friday, January 7, 2022, allowing for continued provisions around medical practices and facilities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The order states that the following provisions for healthcare personnel and practices can be implemented:
- Enabling greater flexibility for the Certificate of Need process, allowing increased bed capacities for the treatment of COVID-19 more efficiently.
- Modification of statutes enabling healthcare graduates to practice prior to obtaining licenses for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Extending temporary permits for critical healthcare workers (such as respiratory care practitioners) and easing supervision requirements for physician’s assistants and advanced nurse practitioners.
- Allowing participation in resident physician assistant programs prior to permit issuance, providing the hospital documents that the individual will be appointed a resident physician assistant in said hospital and has satisfied certain requirements.
For more information, please see Executive Order 14D in full here.