Order to support EMS during COVID-19 pandemic

News release from Governor Eric Holcomb’s office regarding a new Executive Order to support the Emergency Medical Services in Indiana.

Gov. Holcomb Signs Executive Order To Support EMS

Indianapolis, Indiana (April 7, 2020) — Governor Eric J. Holcomb today signed Executive Order 20-19 to allow retired and inactive EMS professionals to join the fight against COVID-19.

The executive order permits retired and inactive EMS professionals to provide supplemental health care services in Indiana during this public health emergency without reinstatement or approval by the Indiana EMS Commission if they work under the supervision of a licensed EMS or health care professional.

Under the executive order, retired and inactive EMS professionals are also allowed to provide primary patient care for patients as part of emergency response, transports and facilities with a temporary certification or licensure from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

More information may be found at the ISDH website at coronavirus.in.gov and the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

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