Governor Hochul signed Executive Order No. 4.1 last night continuing the Declaration of a Statewide Disaster Emergency Due to the Healthcare Staffing Shortage.

The Executive Order extends all provisions contained in previous Executive Order No. 4 including allowing for the use of providers licensed out-of-state and graduate students. It also extends provisions related to billing, EMS and all other provisions or E.O. No 4. E.O. No. 4.1 adds provisions relating to home health care.

IHA has developed a chart which tracks all of the provisions contained in E.O. No. 4 and E.O. No. 4.1. Click here to view the tracking document.

For more information, please contact Andrew Jewett, Director, Hospital Preparedness Program at