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Elective surgery restrictions updated


Gov. Jay Inslee last week relaxed restrictions on the existing order regarding non-urgent medical procedures. Last month, he issued Proclamation 20-24 due to uncertainty about surge capacity and availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. Providers across the state have significantly adjusted operations in response to the Proclamation.

Therefore, the governor’s office has issued clarity regarding some procedures that can go forward while still ensuring there is adequate capacity to deal with COVID-19.

As of April 29 the state of Washington:

• Allows performance of all services considered “emergent” or “urgent” for which delay would result in wor...

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