Governor Lamont’s COVID-19 Executive Orders To Date

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The Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home shared this full list of Governor Lamont’s COVID-19 executive orders related to home health care.

Executive Order 7J, (3/22/2020) clarifies Executive Order No. 7H regarding non-essential business operations; allows delivery of at-home doses of methadone to homebound drug-dependent patients; suspends previously enacted executive orders and public acts, temporarily removing the two-year limitation on temporary worker retirees.

Executive Order 7I, (3/21/2020) makes modifications to DSS benefits by: suspending copayments for full benefit dually eligible Medicare Part D beneficiaries; Suspends copayments for HUSKY B clients and; suspends limitations on refills of non-maintenance medications for HUSKY beneficiaries.  Additionally, the Executive orders makes modifications related to DCF by placing limits on visitors to facilities that treat children or youth with psychiatric disabilities and waives in-person service, screening, and hearing requirements for facilities that have limited visitor access.  In reference to DCP, the Executive Order provides pharmacists the ability to refill non-controlled substance prescriptions for up to 30 days in the event they are unable to contact the prescribing practitioner and provides the Commissioner of DCP with the authority to waive pharmacy operation regulations.

Executive Order 7H, (3/20/20): will ban all non-essential employees from reporting to work.  The order excludes any essential business or entity providing essential services or functions, including healthcare, food service, law enforcement, and similar critical services.  By 8 p.m., March 22, the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) will issue guidance about which businesses are deemed ‘essential.’ Essential industries will include but not be limited to, the 16 critical infrastructure sectors as defined by the Department of Homeland Security.  Dubbed, Stay Safe, Stay At Home the Order is aimed at slowing the community spread of COVID-19. The Order is effective on 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 23.

Executive Order 7G, (3/19/20): Postpone Connecticut’s presidential primary from April 28 to June 2; suspend non-critical court operations and associated requirements, deadlines, and statutes of limitations; permit certain restaurants and other eating establishments to sell alcohol with take-out food orders and certain other licensees to sell for off-premise consumption under conditions specified in the order and implementing orders to be issued by the Department of Consumer Protection; directs the temporary closure of barber shops, hair salons, tattoo or piercing parlors, and related businesses effective at 8:00 p.m. on Friday; expand the ability of patients and doctors to use telehealth for healthcare services; and temporarily suspend in-person investigation visits regarding suspected elder abuse and extends timelines for reporting investigation results.

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