Holcomb signs executive order allowing retired, inactive EMS professionals to help fight COVID-19

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WEHT) — Governor Eric Holcomb signed an executive order Tuesday to allow retired and inactive EMS professionals to join the fight against COVID-19.

The executive order permits retired and inactive EMS professionals to provide supplemental health care services in Indiana during this public health emergency without reinstatement or approval by the Indiana EMS Commission if they work under the supervision of a licensed EMS or health care professional.

Under the executive order, retired and inactive EMS professionals are also allowed to provide primary patient care for patients as part of emergency response, transports and facilities with a temporary certification or licensure from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

You can view the whole executive order here.

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(This story was originally published on April 7, 2020)

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