Arkansas Governor Hutchinson Issues Executive Order on Medical Immunity

June 17, 2020 by matray

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued an executive order that protects healthcare providers from liability.

“I want to thank the General Assembly for its leadership in securing support for limited immunity legislation and for requesting action by the executive order versus calling a special session during the pandemic.” Governor Hutchinson said. "I also want to thank Steuart Walton and the Economic Recovery Task Force for their work on these important issues."

Executive Order 20-34 regarding immunity for healthcare providers orders that:

• Healthcare workers and providers are authorized to use crisis standards of care to respond to treat COVID-19 patients.

• The healthcare providers as emergency workers are immune from civil liability.

• Immunity does not extend to willful, reckless or intentional misconduct.

• Immunity is effective from today until the emergency is terminated.

Executive Order 20-34 can be viewed HERE.

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