Governor Lee’s Executive Order 18 and Impact on Elective Surgeries

On March 23, Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order 18 that addresses concerns related to elective and non-emergent procedures. Dental service providers to not perform any non-emergency dental or oral procedures.  In addition, all hospitals and outpatient facilities shall not perform non-essential procedures.  At a minimum, this includes: joint replacement, bariatric surgery and cosmetic surgery, except for emergency or trauma-related surgery where postponement would significantly impact health.  The Order goes into effect at 12:01 am on March 24, 2020 and continues until April 13, 2020.

Read the full Executive Order for more information.

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