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Governor Murphy Issues Executive Order Mandating Legal Immunity for Healthcare Workers

Governor Murphy’s new executive order mandates legal immunity for healthcare workers providing services during COVID-19 crisis. Issued on Wednesday April, 1st, this is no April Fools’ joke, as Governor Murphy has provided for legal immunity for healthcare workers to provide medical services during this COVID-19 crisis that may be outside of the normal “scope of practice”. The order makes clear that those healthcare workers who are being called upon to respond to COVID-19 will be immune from civil liability for action taken in good faith. The order does not protect against gross negligence. The Executive Order should encourage more doctors, nurses and other professional not on the front lines to volunteer their time as the state prepares to open four temporary hospitals. Announcement of the Executive Order was published here.

The order has not been published on the Governor’s Website, but we will be providing a summary as it comes available.

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Anjali Baxi, Giordano Halleran Law Firm, Healthcare Attorney, New Jersey health Law,Cannabis Law,Government Affairs,Business Transactions, Health Care Law Regulation, Medicare and NJ Medicaid Enrollment

Anjali has been practicing law for 15 years, mainly focused on health care transactional and regulatory matters. She prepares and reviews LOIs, purchase agreements and other transaction documents for health care providers needed for the business transfer and necessary for the transfer of NJDOH and NJDHS licenses and provider numbers. She also reviews agreements required for the day to day operations of health care facilities.

She has counseled skilled nursing, assisted living, adult medical day care, outpatient facility clients and hospitals regarding NJDOH regulatory requirements,...