Notice and Compliance Requirements

By | May 6, 2020

Notice and Compliance Requirements Concerning
COVID-19 Minimum Standards of Safe Practice
(i) All physicians providing patient care or engaging in an in person patient encounter, must implement the following minimum
COVID-19 standards of safe practice.
(I) a mask must be worn by both the patient and physician or
the physician’s delegate when in proximity of the patient
(meaning less than a 6-foot distance between the patient and
the physician or the physician’s delegate);
(II) follow policies the physician, medical and healthcare
practice, or facility has in place regarding COVID-19
screening and testing and/or screening patients;
(III) that, before any encounter, patients must be screened for
potential symptoms of COVID-19 or verified previously
screened within last 20 days; and
(IV) that prior to care involving a medical procedure or
surgery on the mucous membranes, including the respiratory
tract, with a high risk of aerosol transmission, the minimum
safety equipment used by a physician or physician’s delegate
should include N95 masks, or an equivalent protection from
aerosolized particles, and face shields.