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NY ACS Alerts Governor and Agencies On Issues Impacting Surgeons

March 28, 2020 5:15 PM | Anonymous

The New York Chapter of the American College of Surgeons continues to mobilize efforts to assist in caring for New Yorkers and reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.

Recently the Chapter sent a letter to Governor Cuomo and shared with officials in the New York State Department of Health, New York Department of Financial Services, and the New York State legislature alerting them to the following items:

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Interpretation of Immunity
  • Crisis Standards
  • Maintenance of Emergency Access to Critical Medical and Surgical Care as Essential Public Health Services
  • Liability Relief    
  • Volunteer Immunity

The letter is enclosed

Additionally, the New York Chapter Board of Directors is meeting on a weekly basis to identify barriers, help our members navigate the outbreak and provide recommendations to policymakers.

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