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Governor Whitmer Orders Halt to Many Medical and Dental Services

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-17, restricting non-essential medical and dental procedures in hospitals, surgery centers, clinics and medical offices. The order is wide-ranging and specific and provides examples of actions that may not be taken, and exceptions […]


Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-17, restricting non-essential medical and dental procedures in hospitals, surgery centers, clinics and medical offices. The order is wide-ranging and specific and provides examples of actions that may not be taken, and exceptions if applicable.

Many medical and dental providers have already initiated contact with patients to defer many scheduled appointments even prior to the Governor’s order, but these steps are no longer optional.

The stated purpose of the Order is “To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, protect the public health, provide essential protections to vulnerable Michiganders, and ensure the availability of health care resources, it is reasonable and necessary to impose temporary restrictions on non-essential medical and dental procedures.”

For more information regarding the Executive Order, follow the link here.


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