Proposed US Facilitating Innovation to Fight Coronavirus Act – Immunity for Current Health Care Providers
US Senator Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, has proposed the Facilitating Innovation to Fight Coronavirus Act. If passed, the legislation would shield health care providers from federal, state and local civil liability if they are testing or treating coronavirus patients and use or modify a medical device for an unapproved use, practice outside of their specialty but under the instruction of an individual who is licensed in that specialty, or provide care outside of the premises of a standard health care facility. We will continue to monitor the progress of this Act.
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Elizabeth P. McCullough advises and defends health care providers in matters involving patient care issues and risk management issues. This includes representing clients in medical malpractice cases and educating and advising them in matters pertaining to EMR, supervision of mid-level providers, compliance issues and HIPAA, HITECH and other security issues.
Contact Elizabeth at Elizabeth.McCullough@youngmoorelaw.com or (919) 861-5071.