Blog

Between the Lines Blog

ADH Issues Revised Visitation, Screening and Staffing Directive for Long-term Care Facilities
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Health Care
During his October 6 press conference regarding COVID-19, Governor Asa Hutchinson read a letter from a nursing-home resident who asked the question likely on the minds of many nursing home residents: “When will I see my children?” Governor Hutchinson acknowledged having received a number of similar…
Read Full Post »
Elective Procedures to Resume in Arkansas Subject to Limitations
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Health Care
The Secretary of Health, in consultation with Governor Asa Hutchinson, will allow elective procedures to resume on April 27, 2020, subject to certain requirements. With very few exceptions, all elective procedures were halted on April 3, 2020. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) emphasizes that…
Read Full Post »
COVID-19 Update: Governor Issues Liability Protections for Healthcare Workers
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Health Care
On April 14, 2020, Governor Asa Hutchinson issued Executive Order 20-18. Among other things, this EO provided immunity for healthcare workers from liability in order to equip these professionals with the tools necessary to combat the COVID-19 emergency. The Governor specifically ordered as follows…
Read Full Post »
First Responders and Front-Line Health Care Workers in Arkansas Now Eligible for Workers Compensation for COVID-19 Contracted in Line of Duty
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Health Care
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson issued Executive Order 20-19 on April 14, 2020, temporarily expanding workers compensation for certain healthcare workers exposed to COVID-19. This provides financial relief to certain healthcare workers who cannot work because they are sick from COVID-19, if they…
Read Full Post »
Liability and Patient Standards of Care in Response to COVID-19
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Health Care
Patient standards of care have always been a moving target, dependent on specialty, circumstances, and resources. Add in a global pandemic and this standard for the treatment of COVID-19 is in a constant state of flux. Novel issues have been elucidated, but with it, novel liability protections have…
Read Full Post »
< Newer Page 1/4 Older >

View All Posts

View By Category

Archive

The Between the Lines blog is made available by Mitchell Williams Law Firm and the law firm publisher. The blog site is for educational purposes only, as well as to give general information and a general understanding of the law. This blog is not intended to provide specific legal advice. Use of this blog site does not create an attorney client relationship between you and Mitchell Williams or the blog site publisher. The Between the Lines blog site should not be used as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state.