Executive Order Gives Hospitals More Flexibility

April 17, 2020

Late Thursday, Governor J.B. Pritzker issued an executive order instructing the Illinois Dept. of Public Health to exercise discretion regarding enforcement of all provisions of the: (i) Hospital Licensing Act; (ii) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act; (iii) Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law; (iv) Illinois Adverse Health Care Events Reporting Law of 2005; and (iv) corresponding regulations in order to assist hospitals and healthcare providers response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure patient safety.

See IHA’s summary of the Governor’s Executive Order.