COVID-19 Legislative Update


From Legislative Chair Jason Prevelige, PA-C

In this period where everything seems so uncertain, from our jobs to the availability of basic supplies, ConnAPA has been working hard to ensure that your ability to care for patients during this difficult time is unencumbered so that our patients can receive what they need, when they need it. The major inclusions in Gov. Lamont’s executive orders are below:

  • Suspension of supervision requirements for PAs Executive Order 7DD
  • Postponement of CME requirements Executive Order 7DD
  • Allowing early start of PA residency programs Executive Order 7DD
  • Lifting of licensing requirements for out of state PAs DPH Order 3/23/20
  • Suspension of license renewals during the pandemic DPH Order 3/30/20
  • Elimination of temporary PA permit fees Executive Order 7V
  • Inclusion in telehealth expansions Executive Order 7G & CMAP Provider Bulletin 2020-09
  • Inclusion in liability protections for work in COVID-19 efforts Executive Order 7V
  • Physician Assistants may sign for and authorize home healthcare services.   READ THE GOVERNOR’S ORDER HERE.
  • Additionally, President Mark Turczak signed onto a multi-organization letter asking Gov. Lamont to return crucial patient protections that were inadvertently lifted in Executive Order 7U. That letter can be reviewed here.

We thank our lobbyist, Linda Kowalksi, and her dedicated staff for their efforts in bring about these changes. We hope that you and your families are safe and healthy. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact ConnAPA.