Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on email
Email

New State Executive Order Temporarily Prohibiting Non-Emergency Healthcare Procedures

Gov. Bill Lee has signed an executive order temporarily prohibiting non-emergency healthcare procedures combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Fox 17 reports that Gov. Lee ordered all dental service providers in the State of Tennessee shall not perform any non-emergency dental or oral procedures. Emergency procedures for patients with acute dental or oral needs may still be performed, including treatment for pain, swelling, trauma or an abscess.
All hospitals and surgical outpatient facilities in Tennessee will also be prohibited from performing non-essential procedures, which includes any medical procedure that is not necessary to address a medical emergency or to preserve the health and safety of a patient, as determined by a licensed medical provider.
As part of the order, non-hospital healthcare providers are requested and encouraged to provide necessary personal protective equipment in their possession such as medical gowns, N95 masks, surgical masks, TYVEK suits, gloves, eye protection and other items.

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. He is currently the play by play voice of the Coffee County Red Raiders on The Rooster 101.5. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,455 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

Related Posts

Scroll to Top