Governor, DEMA, DPH Emergency Declarations Relax Regs to Allow for More Healthcare Workers in Delaware
As cases throughout the state jump, Governor Carney issued an updated Public Health Emergency declaration along with a DEMA/PPH joint declaration that relaxes some health care worker regulations to prepare for the surge. During the emergency, healthcare workers who hold licenses in other states will be permitted to work in Delaware without additional testing, students currently enrolled in a Delaware Board of Nursing-approved nursing school are permitted to conduct medical exams, tests, and administrative duties with supervision; and healthcare workers who have held an active Delaware license in good standing within 5 years of lapse or retirement will be permitted to return to work. Guidance on implementation in the long-term care community has not been issued yet, but should be forthcoming.
Read the full declarations for specifics:
Governor Carney also issued a sixth modification to the state of emergency that requires that insurers cease cancellations or nonrenewal of policies due to nonpayment throughout the duration of the declared emergency for those residents and business owners who are experiencing a loss of income.